Contaminated fuel in a Saab 900? Diesel in your Petrol Saab?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Saab is a fairly typical problem. And exactly what you have to do about it hinges on various things. In the event that you would like to know what you must do to sort it out then please read on.
Listed here are the key variables to be aware of when figuring out whether to have it drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in the Saab, considering that the fuel capacity of the Saab 900 is normally around 68 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, less than 3.4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 900 will typically not be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 3.4 litres (which is roughly 5% of the entire fuel tank) is usually able to be completely diluted by means of entirely filling the tank with Petrol.
      It is pretty uncommon to come across a car or truck experiencing difficulties due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it's uncommon - in no way impossible to encounter. There are a few motor vehicles that will not endure any level of contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 3.4 and 6.8 litres of Diesel in the Saab (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our experience has proven that as many people get away with this as all those who don't. Whenever you are deciding upon whether to chance it and just fill it up recognise that it is just like betting all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 6.8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 900 ought to straight away be drained because your likelihood of succeeding with this amount of contamination is very likely less than one in 50 - extremely big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Saab and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance problems after putting the incorrect fuel in your 900? If that's the case, have it removed irrespective of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually driving a vehicle that is beginning to suffer the effects of fuel contamination will definitely end up in increasing amounts of damage being caused to your fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    Simply get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some degree of risk resulting from running a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you detect any of them cease driving and get it drained right away.

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Put Diesel in a Petrol Saab

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Saab? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Saab 900?

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  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in your Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

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

The Procedure

The system of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially identical for virtually all motor vehicles. Needless to say it does vary a little as each manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically adheres to the below points:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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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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