Contaminated fuel in a Toyota Camry? Diesel in your Petrol Toyota?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Toyota is a usual error. And exactly what you need to do about it is based on an assortment of things. If you would like to find out what you need to do about it then read on.
These are the key variables to take into consideration whenever determining whether to have it drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put into the Toyota, considering that the fuel capacity of your Toyota Camry is normally roughly 70 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 3.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Camry will normally not really be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 3.5 litres (close to 5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is often capable of being completely diluted through completely filling the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It's highly uncommon to find a motor vehicle having difficulties with under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is infrequent - certainly not impossible to encounter. You will discover some motor vehicles that won't stand any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. In between 3.5 and 7 litres of Diesel in the Toyota (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown us that as many drivers get away with this as those who break down. Whenever you are deciding upon whether to risk it and just top it up remember that it is the same as gambling all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 7 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Camry should really promptly be drained out seeing as your likelihood of driving with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly below one in fifty - extremely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota and drove it: Have you detected any performance difficulties after putting the incorrect fuel in the Camry? If that's the case, get it emptied no matter the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to run running a vehicle that is now starting to suffer the effects of fuel contamination can typically be responsible for progressively more damage affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    Then simply just get it removed. No matter the contamination percentage, there is invariably some degree of risk connected to running a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable implications of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include the motor not starting, running unevenly, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you observe any of them stop and have it removed right now.

Do not simply get any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your car. We are Toyota specialists and hold the skills and practical experience needed to make sure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota Camry?

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Once we are done you will be able to get back moving and get on with your day

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering nationwide service, for Toyota motorists especially. We typically fix:

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

We are Toyota specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Toyota vehicles. Even if it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Process

The process of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally exactly the same for virtually all vehicle makes. As you can imagine it can differ somewhat as each brand has their own distinct fuel system. Even so it still essentially follows 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 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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