Incorrect fuel in a Skoda Felicia? Diesel in your Petrol Skoda?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Skoda is a common mistake to make. And what you have to do about it will depend on a variety of factors. In case you want to find out what you should do about it then please read on.
These are the main factors to be aware of when deciding on whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in to the Skoda, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of your Skoda Felicia is usually approximately 42 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 2.1 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Felicia will in most situations not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 2.1 litres (which is approximately 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is usually capable of being adequately diluted by means of totally filling the tank with the right fuel.
      It's very uncommon to come across a car having problems because of lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is very rare - not impossible to encounter. There are actually certain motor vehicles that don't endure any level of contamination at all.
    2. In between 2.1 and 4.2 litres of Diesel in the Skoda (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with this as all those who break down. Whenever you are deciding whether to risk it and just top it up consider that it is very much like betting it all on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything above 4.2 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Felicia should really straight away be removed because your probability of getting away with that quantity of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in fifty - definitely big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Skoda and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance difficulties after putting the bad fuel in your Felicia? If you have, get it removed no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Still driving a car that is starting to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination can typically result in more and more harm affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of risk resulting from driving a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely consequences of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most common Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you notice any of them stop and have it drained immediately.

Refrain from getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Skoda experts and have the credentials and working experience necessary to make certain you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Skoda

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Skoda? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Skoda Felicia?

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When we have completed you will be able to get back on your way and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering countrywide cover, for Skoda motorists in particular. We predominantly attend:

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

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

The Procedure

The method of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is basically similar for virtually all cars. Naturally it can vary somewhat as every manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. Having said that it still basically follows the below principles:

Petrol in Diesel Skoda

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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 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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