Wrong fuel in your Rover Tourer? Diesel in a Petrol Rover?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Rover is a usual error. And its solution will depend on several things. If you want to find out what to do to fix it then continue reading.
These are the most crucial variables to keep in mind whenever deciding whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in the Rover, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Rover Tourer is normally around 55 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Tourer will generally not really be a significant problem. Experience has taught us that quantities under 2.75 litres (which is almost 5% of the fuel tank) is generally capable of being adequately diluted by totally topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's quite uncommon to come across a motor vehicle having difficulties with under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is very unusual - certainly not impossible to encounter. You will discover some automobiles that will not endure any level of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Diesel in the Rover (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has shown us that as many people get away with it as those who break down. Whenever deciding upon whether or not to risk it and basically top it up consider that it is exactly like wagering all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 5.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Tourer should straightaway be drained out because your probability of getting away with that amount of contamination is certainly less than one in 50 - really long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Rover and drove it: Have you seen any performance difficulties ever since putting the bad fuel in the Tourer? If that's the case, have it emptied irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run running a car that is already beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination can only result in progressively more harm being done to your fuel system components.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    Simply get it drained. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of threat affiliated with running a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely results of driving a car on the wrong fuel include the motor not starting, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most common Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you observe any of them cease driving and have it removed asap.

Don't simply get any jack-of-all-trades to try to repair your car. We are Rover experts and hold the credentials and experience required to ensure you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Rover

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Rover? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Rover Tourer?

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Once completed You Get Moving Again

As soon as we are done you can get back moving and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Rover motorists especially. We primarily attend to:

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

We are Rover specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Rover vehicles. No matter if it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road again.

The Process

The technique of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is generally identical for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Obviously it may differ to some degree as each manufacturer has their unique fuel system. Nevertheless it still follows the below guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Rover

Fuel Drain

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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