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

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Toyota is a well-known problem. And its solution depends upon a number of factors. In case you want to find out what it is advisable to do about it then keep reading.
Right here are the key variables to take into consideration whenever deciding whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in to the Toyota, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Toyota Auris is most likely roughly 55 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, as little as 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Auris will most of the time not really be a huge problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount less than 2.75 litres (roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is usually able to be sufficiently diluted through wholly filling up the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's pretty uncommon to find an automobile having issues due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it is very infrequent - not impossible to encounter. There are actually certain cars that don't endure any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Diesel in the Toyota (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has revealed that as many motorists get away with it as those who break down. Any time you're deciding on whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up bear in mind that it is much like gambling all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 5.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Auris should right away be drained out because your probability of driving with this amount of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in fifty - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota and drove it: Have you spotted any performance issues ever since putting the bad fuel in your Auris? If that's the case, have it removed regardless of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continually driving a motor vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will just bring about increasing amounts of damage being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    Then get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of threat associated with operating a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable implications of driving on the wrong fuel can include the motor not starting, running unevenly, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, etc. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you recognise any of them then stop and have it removed asap.

Keep away from getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Toyota experts and possess the credentials and expertise required to ensure that you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota Auris?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having countrywide service, for Toyota motorists in particular. We primarily attend:

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

We are Toyota specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Toyota vehicles. Regardless of whether it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.

The Procedure

The method of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence identical for virtually all motor vehicles. Of course it may differ a little as each brand has their unique different fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally observes the following 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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