Bad fuel in a Skoda Roomster Scout TSI? Diesel in your Petrol Skoda?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Skoda is a regular error. And exactly what you should do about it hinges on an assortment of things. In case you would like to find out what it is advisable to do to sort it out then please read on.
Here are the most crucial factors to consider when making a decision whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in to the Skoda, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Skoda Roomster Scout TSI is probably approximately 55 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, as little as 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Roomster Scout TSI will quite often not be a big problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount under 2.75 litres (approximately 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is generally able to be completely diluted by means of thoroughly filling up the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's quite rare to come across a car or truck experiencing difficulties due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it's infrequently found - not impossible to encounter. There are some motor vehicles that don't endure any level of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Diesel in the Skoda (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has shown that as many people get away with this as all those who don't. When figuring out whether to risk it and simply fill it up recognise that it is exactly like betting everything on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 5.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Roomster Scout TSI ought to right away be removed because your probability of succeeding with that quantity of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in 50 - extremely big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Skoda and drove it: Have you spotted any performance troubles as a result of putting the wrong fuel in your Roomster Scout TSI? In that case, have it emptied no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually driving a motor vehicle that is now starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will typically result in increasing amounts of damage being done to your fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for assurance?
    Then simply just get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of threat in connection with operating a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so on. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you observe any of them cease driving and get it removed right away.

Refrain from having any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Skoda experts and have got the accreditation and working experience required to make sure that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Skoda

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Skoda? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Skoda Roomster Scout TSI?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering nationwide service, for Skoda motorists particularly. We principally attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Vehicle
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  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

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

The Procedure

The process of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically identical for the majority of vehicles. Naturally it does differ to some extent as every make has their own distinct fuel system. Having said that it still generally observes the below guidelines:

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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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