Bad fuel in a Skoda Octavia TSI? Diesel in your Petrol Skoda?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Skoda is a usual mistake. And exactly what you have to do about it is determined by a number of things. In the event that you want to find out what you ought to do about this then keep reading.
Here are the most crucial factors to be aware of whenever making a decision whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in to the Skoda, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Skoda Octavia TSI is normally around 55 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, less than 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Octavia TSI will in most situations not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 2.75 litres (close to 5% of the fuel tank) is oftentimes capable of being adequately diluted by totally filling up the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's extremely uncommon to encounter an automobile going through difficulties due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it's infrequent - not impossible to find. There are actually some cars that will not stand any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Diesel in the Skoda (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with it as all those who break down. Any time you are trying to decide whether to chance it and basically top it up remember that it is exactly like gambling all of it on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 5.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Octavia TSI must as soon as possible be removed since your probability of succeeding with this amount of contamination is certainly less than one in fifty - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Skoda and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance concerns ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the Octavia TSI? If so, have it emptied regardless of the volume of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Still running a motor vehicle that is now starting to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will probably definitely be responsible for more and more harm being done to your fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for assurance?
    Then get it drained. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of risk caused by driving a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Possible implications of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, etc. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you observe any of them then stop driving and have it removed right now.

Don't just get any general so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Skoda specialists and have the skills and working experience necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Skoda

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

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Give us a call and obtain honest advice and sensible assistance for your specific circumstances

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We are able to reach you to carry out the full contaminated fuel removal & purge there on scene

All done & You Get Moving Once again

As soon as we are done you are able to get back on the road and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having national service, for Skoda motorists in particular. We typically attend to:

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

We are Skoda specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Skoda vehicles. Regardless of whether it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you going once again.

The Process

The method of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence exactly the same for most motor vehicles. Needless to say it does vary slightly as every brand has their particular fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically follows the following guidelines:

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 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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