Wrong fuel in a Rover 75 T? Diesel in a Petrol Rover?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Rover is a fairly typical problem. And what you need to do about it hinges on several factors. In case you would like to find out what you must do to fix it then please read on.
These are the key variables to keep in mind when deciding whether to have it drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put into the Rover, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Rover 75 T is normally roughly 65 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 3.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 75 T will generally not really be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount less than 3.25 litres (which is about 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is in many instances capable of being adequately diluted simply by completely filling the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is pretty rare to encounter a car suffering from issues because of less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very rare - in no way impossible to encounter. There are a few motor vehicles that don't stand any level of fuel contamination at all.
    2. In between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Diesel in the Rover (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has revealed that as many drivers get away with this as those people who don't. Any time you are deciding whether or not to chance it and simply top it up consider that it is very much like gambling your car on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 6.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 75 T really should promptly be drained out as your likelihood of driving with that amount of contamination is certainly less than one in 50 - really huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Rover and drove it: Have you noted any performance difficulties since putting the incorrect fuel in the 75 T? If you have, get it drained irrespective of the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to run driving a motor vehicle that is now starting to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination can typically be responsible for more and more damage being done to your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    Simply get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of threat linked with operating a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible consequences of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you detect any of them then stop and get it removed asap.

Do not just get any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your car. We are Rover experts and hold the certification and experience required to ensure that you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Rover

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Rover? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Rover 75 T?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting national service, for Rover motorists especially. We mostly attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Rover specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Rover vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you moving again.

The Procedure

The process of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence similar for virtually all vehicles. Obviously it may differ somewhat as every manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. However it still essentially follows the following guidelines:

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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 FAQs

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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