Bad fuel in your Suzuki Grand Vitara? Diesel in your Petrol Suzuki?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Suzuki is a well-known mistake to make. And exactly what you have to do about it varies according to a few things. In the event that you would like to find out what you need to do about it then please read on.
Right here are the most crucial variables to keep in mind whenever figuring out whether to have it drained:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put into the Suzuki, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Suzuki Grand Vitara is usually approximately 56 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, something like 2.8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Grand Vitara will normally not be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that quantities under 2.8 litres (which is approximately 5% of the fuel tank) is generally able to be sufficiently diluted by means of totally filling the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's highly uncommon to encounter a vehicle suffering from issues because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is very infrequent - certainly not impossible to find. There are actually certain cars that won't endure any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 2.8 and 5.6 litres of Diesel in the Suzuki (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with this as those people who don't. Whenever you are figuring out whether to chance it and simply top it up bear in mind that it is just like gambling it all on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 5.6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Grand Vitara should really immediately be drained as your probability of driving with that amount of contamination is probably lower than one in fifty - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Suzuki and drove it: Have you detected any performance problems as a result of putting the bad fuel in your Grand Vitara? If that's the case, get it removed no matter the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to run driving a car that is starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination can definitely end up in more and more damage being caused to the fuel system components.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    In that case get it drained. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always some degree of threat connected to operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Probable outcomes of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so on. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and should you observe any of them cease driving and get it removed as soon as possible.

Don't just have any unqualified so-and-so to try to drain your car. We are Suzuki specialists and hold the accreditation and working experience necessary to make certain you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Suzuki

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Suzuki? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Suzuki Grand Vitara?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering countrywide cover, for Suzuki motorists especially. We mainly fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Car
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Suzuki specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Suzuki vehicles. Whether or not it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.

The Procedure

The procedure of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically exactly the same for virtually all vehicles. Needless to say it can vary somewhat as every make has their particular distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically follows the below points:

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Fuel Drain

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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