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

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Toyota is a fairly typical problem. And what you have to do about it hinges on various things. In the event that you want to find out what you have to do to sort it out then please read on.
Listed here are the key variables to consider when determining whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in the Toyota, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Toyota Celica is most likely approximately 60 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Celica will most of the time not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 3 litres (which is roughly 5% of the entire fuel tank) is quite often capable of being sufficiently diluted by means of thoroughly topping up the tank with the right fuel.
      It's very unusual to find a vehicle experiencing issues because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it's infrequently found - in no way impossible to encounter. You can get some motor vehicles that don't endure any quantity of contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Toyota (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown that as many drivers get away with this as those who don't. Whenever you are deciding whether to risk it and basically fill it up remember that it is much like gambling everything on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Celica should really as soon as possible be drained out seeing that your likelihood of driving with this quantity of contamination is almost certainly lower than one in fifty - seriously big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Toyota and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance issues after putting the wrong fuel in the Celica? If you have, have it drained irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still running an automobile that is already beginning to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will probably definitely result in more and more harm being caused to the fuel system.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    Then get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of risk linked with running a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely results of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so on. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and in the event that you recognise any of them cease driving and get it removed right now.

Steer clear of getting any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your automobile. We are Toyota experts and hold the skills and knowledge required to make sure that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota Celica?

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  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Vehicle
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  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Toyota specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Toyota vehicles. No matter if it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Process

The system of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially the same for virtually all vehicle makes. Of course it does differ to some degree as every brand has their unique distinct fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally follows 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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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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