Incorrect fuel in a Rover 623 Si? Diesel in your Petrol Rover?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Rover is a very common mistake to make. And what you have to do about it depends upon several different things. Assuming you would like to know what you must do about it then please read on.
Listed here are the most important factors to be aware of whenever figuring out whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in the Rover, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Rover 623 Si is usually approximately 65 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, as little as 3.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 623 Si will quite often not be a huge problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 3.25 litres (which is approximately 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is oftentimes able to be sufficiently diluted simply by completely filling up the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's very rare to find a car or truck suffering from issues because of lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is very uncommon - definitely not impossible to find. You will discover some cars that don't stand any quantity of contamination at all.
    2. In between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Diesel in the Rover (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has confirmed that as many people get away with it as all those who break down. Any time you're deciding upon whether to chance it and just fill it up consider that it is the same thing as gambling everything on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 6.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 623 Si should really straightaway be removed because your likelihood of driving with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly below one in fifty - definitely long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Rover and drove it: Have you noted any performance issues ever since putting the incorrect fuel in your 623 Si? If so, get it emptied regardless of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continually driving an automobile that is now beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will likely be responsible for more and more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    In that case get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of danger caused by operating a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely implications of driving on the wrong fuel include the motor not starting, running unevenly, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you observe any of them stop driving and get it removed as soon as possible.

Do not simply get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Rover experts and have the accreditation and practical experience needed to ensure that you get back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Rover

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Rover? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Rover 623 Si?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having countrywide service, for Rover motorists particularly. We principally fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Rover specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Rover vehicles. Whether or not it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going once again.

The Procedure

The technique of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially the same for the majority of vehicles. Needless to say it can differ to some degree as every brand has their particular fuel system. Having said that it still observes the below principles:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Vehicle Restart

Get the car up and running again

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Diesel in Petrol Questions

When someone has put Diesel in a Petrol car they have a few very common questions. So we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for you

I put Diesel in a Petrol car and drove it. What do I do?


Turn off the car as soon as possible and call us. Continuing to run a vehicle on the wrong fuel can potentially damage it. We will be able to give you advice and assistance based on your circumstances

Will driving a Petrol car on Diesel cause damage to it?


It can. However, if the problem is caught and remedied quickly the risks will be minimal. Of the 1,500 vehicles we attend every month, less than 0.5% have suffered and substantial damage requiring parts replacement.

How much Diesel can I get away with in a Petrol car?


The safe answer is none. However you might be able to get away with a very low contamination ratio. That being said, we always highly recommend draining anything over a 5% contamination ratio asap.

I know about petrol in diesel, but what about Super Unleaded?


Putting Super Unleaded, or Shell V-Power, BP Ultimate Unleaded, etc, will have the exact same effect as putting regular unleaded petrol in your diesel car and will need to be drained out and flushed.

Will getting you to do a fuel drain void my warranty?


No! The EU Block Exemption Regulations clearly state that "the work can be carried out by as long as that garage uses manufacturer approved parts and correctly follows the manufacturer's service schedule."

Can I top it up with Petrol and add some 2-stroke oil?


This might work on some vehicles in some cases, but in the majority on instances it won't and you risk damaging the Lambda sensors as well as fuel pump and injectors, just as a regular misfuel.

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