Wrong fuel in a Suzuki Jimny? Diesel in your Petrol Suzuki?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Suzuki is a well-known mistake to make. And its remedy will depend on an assortment of factors. In the event that you would like to know what to do about this then continue reading.
Listed here are the most crucial factors to consider when determining whether or not to have the car drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in the Suzuki, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Suzuki Jimny is in most cases around 40 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, as little as 2 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Jimny will generally not be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that an amount under 2 litres (close to 5% of the total fuel tank) is generally capable of being adequately diluted by means of entirely topping the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is extremely rare to come across a car having difficulties because of lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is infrequently found - certainly not impossible to find. There are actually certain vehicles that don't endure any degree of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 2 and 4 litres of Diesel in the Suzuki (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with this as those people who break down. Whenever you are deciding on whether to risk it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is the same thing as betting it all on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Jimny must as soon as possible be drained out seeing that your likelihood of driving with this quantity of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in fifty - really huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Suzuki and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance troubles ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the Jimny? In that case, have it removed no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continually driving a vehicle that is now beginning to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will definitely end up in more harm being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Do you want security?
    Then simply just get it drained. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is invariably some amount of risk resulting from driving a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely consequences of driving on the wrong fuel include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, etc. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them then stop driving and have it drained immediately.

Refrain from having any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Suzuki specialists and possess the skills and knowledge required to ensure that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Suzuki

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

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Once done You Get Going Again

As soon as we have completed you will be able to get back on your way and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having countrywide coverage, for Suzuki motorists especially. We mostly fix:

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

We are Suzuki specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Suzuki vehicles. Even if it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you moving again.

The Procedure

The technique of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally similar for virtually all motor vehicles. Needless to say it does vary a little as each manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. However it still basically adheres to the below guidelines:

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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 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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