Wrong fuel in a Toyota Auris Hybrid? Diesel in your Petrol Toyota?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Toyota is a regular mistake. And what you want to do about it is determined by a variety of factors. If you want to find out what you should do about it then read on.
Here are the most important factors to be aware of whenever deciding whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in the Toyota, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Toyota Auris Hybrid is probably around 45 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, less than 2.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Auris Hybrid will typically not be a massive problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 2.25 litres (which is almost 5% of the whole fuel tank) is sometimes able to be sufficiently diluted through completely filling the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's quite uncommon to encounter a car experiencing problems with lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is uncommon - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are certain automobiles that will not endure any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Diesel in the Toyota (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has shown us that as many drivers get away with it as all those who don't. Whenever deciding on whether or not to chance it and just simply fill it up bear in mind that it is the same thing as wagering it all on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 4.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Auris Hybrid must as soon as possible be drained out seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with this level of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in 50 - extremely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance concerns since putting the incorrect fuel in your Auris Hybrid? In that case, have it removed no matter the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continually driving a car that is beginning to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will probably likely be responsible for increasing amounts of damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    In that case get it emptied. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always some amount of danger caused by running a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely outcomes of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, etc. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you detect any of them stop and have it removed immediately.

Steer clear of having any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Toyota specialists and have the accreditation and working experience required to ensure you get back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota Auris Hybrid?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting countrywide service, for Toyota motorists particularly. We mainly fix:

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

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

The Process

The method of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially identical for most cars. Obviously it does differ somewhat as every brand has their unique fuel system. However 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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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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