Wrong fuel in your Skoda Rapid? Diesel in a Petrol Skoda?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Skoda is a regularly occurring mistake. And its solution varies according to a variety of factors. If perhaps you would like to find out what it is best to do about this then keep reading.
Right here are the main factors to keep in mind whenever choosing whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel did you put into the Skoda, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of the Skoda Rapid is normally roughly 55 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, something like 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Rapid will normally not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 2.75 litres (approximately 5% of the fuel tank volume) is in many instances able to be completely diluted simply by entirely topping the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's very uncommon to find an automobile having difficulties because of less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is very rare - certainly not impossible to find. You will discover a number of vehicles that will not stand any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Diesel in the Skoda (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has proven that as many motorists get away with it as those people who don't. Whenever you are figuring out whether or not to risk it and just simply top it up consider that it is just like gambling it all on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 5.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Rapid ought to right away be drained because your probability of getting away with this amount of contamination is almost certainly less than one in fifty - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Skoda and drove it: Have you spotted any performance troubles after putting the incorrect fuel in the Rapid? If so, have it removed regardless of the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still running a car that is starting to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will probably just bring about more harm affecting your fuel system.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    Then simply just get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of risk associated with operating a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Probable final outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you detect any of them stop and get it drained asap.

Refrain from getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Skoda experts and have got the accreditation and working experience necessary to make sure that you get back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Skoda

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Skoda? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Skoda Rapid?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having countrywide coverage, for Skoda motorists in particular. We primarily fix:

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

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

The Process

The method of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence exactly the same for the majority of vehicle makes. Of course it can differ a little as each brand has their unique distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically adheres to the following 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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