Incorrect fuel in your Seat Exeo? Diesel in your Petrol Seat?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Seat is a usual problem. And what you need to do about it depends on various factors. If you want to know what you must do about this then please read on.
Listed here the most crucial factors to take into account whenever determining whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in the Seat, considering that the fuel capacity of the Seat Exeo is probably around 70 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, less than 3.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Exeo will normally not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities less than 3.5 litres (which is about 5% of the entire fuel tank) is very often able to be sufficiently diluted by completely filling the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is rather uncommon to encounter a vehicle having difficulties because of less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is very uncommon - in no way impossible to encounter. There are a few cars that won't endure any degree of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 3.5 and 7 litres of Diesel in the Seat (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many motorists get away with it as all those who break down. Any time you're deciding whether or not to chance it and simply fill it up consider that it is very much like betting all of it on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything over 7 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Exeo really should promptly be removed as your likelihood of getting away with this amount of contamination is very likely lower than one in 50 - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Seat and drove it: Have you noted any performance issues as a result of putting the wrong fuel in your Exeo? If so, get it removed irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continually driving an automobile that is now starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination can typically cause more and more damage affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    In that case get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some extent of risk connected to driving a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable results of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so on. These are some of the most common Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you notice any of them stop driving and have it removed immediately.

Don't simply get any general so-and-so to try to drain your automobile. We are Seat experts and possess the qualifications and experience required to make certain you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Seat

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Seat? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Seat Exeo?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering nationwide coverage, for Seat motorists in particular. We mainly attend to:

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

We are Seat specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Seat vehicles. Whether or not it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going again.

The Process

The process of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally similar for a large number of vehicle makes. Obviously it does differ a little as each brand has their particular different fuel system. Even so it still follows the following points:

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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 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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