Wrong fuel in a Skoda Fabia? Diesel in a Petrol Skoda?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Skoda is a usual mistake. And its remedy is based on several factors. If perhaps you would like to find out what you need to do to sort it out then continue reading.
These are the most important variables to think about when deciding on whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in to the Skoda, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Skoda Fabia is most likely roughly 45 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, less than 2.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Fabia will most of the time not really be a significant problem. Experience has taught us that quantities under 2.25 litres (which is approximately 5% of the fuel tank volume) is in many instances able to be completely diluted simply by totally topping the tank with the right fuel.
      It is pretty rare to find a vehicle experiencing difficulties due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it is uncommon - certainly not impossible to encounter. You can get a few motor vehicles that don't endure any degree of contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Diesel in the Skoda (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has proven that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. When you are deciding upon whether or not to chance it and just fill it up remember that it is just like betting it all on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 4.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Fabia really should promptly be drained out as your probability of getting away with this quantity of contamination is almost certainly less than one in 50 - really long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Skoda and drove it: Have you observed any performance troubles as a result of putting the bad fuel in your Fabia? If you have, get it removed regardless of the amount of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continually running a vehicle that is starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will probably likely lead to more and more damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    Then get it drained. No matter the contamination ratio, there is inevitably a certain level of risk connected to running a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely results of driving on the wrong fuel include the engine not starting, running lumpy, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and the like. These are some of the most common Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and in the event that you detect any of them cease driving and have it removed right now.

Avoid getting any unqualified mechanic to try to drain your car. We are Skoda experts and possess the certification and working experience required to make sure that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Skoda

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Skoda? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Skoda Fabia?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering countrywide coverage, for Skoda motorists particularly. We mostly attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Skoda specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Skoda vehicles. Even if it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you going once again.

The Process

The technique of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically exactly the same for a large number of vehicles. Obviously it can differ to some extent as each brand has their unique different fuel system. Having said that it still essentially 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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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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