Contaminated fuel in a Skoda Citigo? Diesel in a Petrol Skoda?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Skoda is a fairly typical error. And its remedy depends upon a variety of factors. In case you would like to find out what it is advisable to do about this then stay with me.
Listed here are the key factors to take into account whenever making a decision whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in the Skoda, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of your Skoda Citigo is usually around 35 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 1.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Citigo will normally not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 1.75 litres (close to 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is very often capable of being completely diluted by wholly topping up the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is extremely unusual to encounter an automobile having issues because of lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's infrequently found - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are a few motor vehicles that will not endure any degree of contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 1.75 and 3.5 litres of Diesel in the Skoda (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has revealed that as many people get away with it as those who break down. Whenever you are deciding whether or not to chance it and just fill it up recognise that it is the same thing as betting everything on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 3.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Citigo must right away be drained as your probability of driving with that level of contamination is more than likely less than one in 50 - definitely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Skoda and drove it: Have you noted any performance issues since putting the wrong fuel in your Citigo? If you have, have it emptied regardless of the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving a vehicle that is starting to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will likely end up in more harm being done to your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is invariably a certain level of threat connected with operating a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Probable consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the motor not starting, running unevenly, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you notice any of them then stop and have it removed right now.

Keep away from having any general so-and-so to try to drain your automobile. We are Skoda experts and have the skills and expertise necessary to make certain that you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Skoda

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Skoda? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Skoda Citigo?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting national service, for Skoda motorists especially. We typically attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Car
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Skoda specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Skoda vehicles. Whether or not it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The system of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence similar for virtually all vehicle makes. Naturally it may vary slightly as every manufacturer has their own fuel system. Even so it still basically follows 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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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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