Wrong fuel in your Skoda Superb TSI? Diesel in a Petrol Skoda?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Skoda is a usual problem. And its solution depends on an assortment of things. In case you would like to know what you must do to fix it then continue reading.
Here are the most important factors to consider whenever choosing whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel did you put into the Skoda, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Skoda Superb TSI is in most cases roughly 60 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, less than 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Superb TSI will quite often not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that quantities less than 3 litres (which is almost 5% of the overall fuel tank) is frequently able to be sufficiently diluted by means of thoroughly filling the tank with Petrol.
      It's relatively unusual to come across a motor vehicle going through issues with lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is very unusual - definitely not impossible to encounter. You will discover a number of automobiles that won't endure any amount of contamination at all.
    2. Between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Skoda (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has shown us that as many people get away with it as all those who don't. When you are trying to decide whether or not to chance it and simply fill it up remember that it is the same thing as gambling your car on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Superb TSI should promptly be drained seeing as your likelihood of getting away with that level of contamination is probably less than one in fifty - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Skoda and drove it: Have you noticed any performance issues after putting the wrong fuel in the Superb TSI? In that case, get it emptied irrespective of the volume of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving a car that is starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably only end up in increasing amounts of damage being done to the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want security?
    In that case get it removed. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably a certain level of danger associated with driving a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Probable results of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you detect any of them stop and have it drained right now.

Don't simply get any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Skoda specialists and hold the skills and practical experience required 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 even put contaminated fuel in your Skoda Superb TSI?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting nationwide service, for Skoda motorists especially. We predominantly deal with:

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

We are Skoda specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Skoda vehicles. Whether it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally identical for most vehicles. Of course it can differ to some degree as every make has their unique different fuel system. Even so it still essentially adheres to the following 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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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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