Contaminated fuel in a Toyota Land Cruiser? Diesel in your Petrol Toyota?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Toyota is a regular error. And what you want to do about it is dependent upon a variety of things. In case you want to find out what to do about it then please read on.
Right here are the main factors to keep in mind when figuring out whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put into the Toyota, considering that the fuel capacity of your Toyota Land Cruiser is usually around 96 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, as little as 4.8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Land Cruiser will quite often not be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 4.8 litres (about 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is sometimes capable of being adequately diluted by means of thoroughly topping the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It's highly unusual to find a car or truck suffering from problems due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it's uncommon - not impossible to encounter. You can get certain automobiles that won't endure any degree of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 4.8 and 9.6 litres of Diesel in the Toyota (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. Whenever figuring out whether to risk it and just top it up bear in mind that it is much like wagering your car on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 9.6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Land Cruiser really should straight away be drained seeing that your probability of driving with that level of contamination is more than likely less than one in 50 - seriously big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota and drove it: Have you observed any performance difficulties after putting the wrong fuel in your Land Cruiser? In that case, have it drained no matter the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Still running an automobile that is now beginning to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably likely bring about increasing amounts of damage being done to your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in assurance?
    Then simply just get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always some degree of risk connected with driving a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible outcomes of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel can include the motor not starting, running lumpy, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, etc. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them stop and have it removed as soon as possible.

Do not just have any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your car. We are Toyota experts and hold the credentials and expertise necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota Land Cruiser?

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Call us and obtain honest recommendations and sensible assistance for your exact situation

We come out and do the fuel drain

We would reach you to do the full fuel retrieval & flush right there on scene

Once carried out You Get Moving Once again

When we are done you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having countrywide coverage, for Toyota motorists in particular. We predominantly deal with:

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

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

The Procedure

The procedure of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially similar for a large number of motor vehicles. As you can imagine it can differ slightly as every brand has their unique distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally follows the following principles:

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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 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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