Contaminated fuel in your Toyota Carina? Diesel in your Petrol Toyota?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Toyota is a usual mistake. And its remedy hinges on various things. If you would like to know what you should do to sort it out then stay with me.
Listed here the most crucial variables to to consider when deciding whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in the Toyota, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the Toyota Carina is usually about 60 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, as little as 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Carina will most of the time not really be a major problem. Experience has shown us that quantities less than 3 litres (5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is frequently able to be adequately diluted simply by thoroughly filling the tank with Petrol.
      It's extremely uncommon to encounter an automobile going through difficulties because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is rare - definitely not impossible to find. You can get some cars that won't stand any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Toyota (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has shown that as many people get away with it as those people who break down. Any time you are figuring out whether or not to risk it and basically top it up remember that it is very much like betting all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Carina ought to right away be drained seeing that your probability of getting away with that amount of contamination is certainly less than one in 50 - seriously big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Toyota and drove it: Have you noticed any performance troubles since putting the bad fuel in your Carina? In that case, get it drained no matter the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continually running a motor vehicle that is already starting to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination can only be responsible for even more damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    You should get it emptied. No matter the contamination percentage, there is always some degree of danger affiliated with operating a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and the like. These are some of the most common Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them then stop and get it removed as soon as possible.

Avoid getting any general so-and-so to try to drain your car. We are Toyota experts and possess the accreditation and knowledge required to ensure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota Carina?

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Once completed You Get Going Again

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting countrywide cover, for Toyota motorists especially. We typically attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • 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 petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going once again.

The Process

The system of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally the same for virtually all motor vehicles. Obviously it can differ slightly as each make has their own fuel system. However it still fundamentally adheres to the following principles:

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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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