Incorrect fuel in a Toyota Paseo? Diesel in your Petrol Toyota?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Toyota is a regular mistake to make. And what you want to do about it will depend on a variety of things. Assuming you would like to know what you need to do about it then read on.
Right here are the most crucial variables to consider whenever figuring out whether to get it drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put into the Toyota, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Toyota Paseo is normally around 45 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, something like 2.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Paseo will normally not really be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount less than 2.25 litres (about 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is quite often able to be completely diluted simply by totally topping the tank with Petrol.
      It's extremely unusual to come across a vehicle suffering from issues because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is very unusual - definitely not impossible to find. There are a number of motor vehicles that will not endure any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Diesel in the Toyota (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has shown that as many people get away with it as all those who don't. Any time you're deciding whether to chance it and just top it up consider that it is just like gambling it all on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 4.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Paseo should really promptly be drained out because your probability of succeeding with that amount of contamination is probably less than one in 50 - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Toyota and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance problems ever since putting the wrong fuel in your Paseo? If you have, have it drained irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continually driving a car that is already starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably typically bring about progressively more harm affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    Then get it removed. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of risk connected to driving a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely outcomes of driving a car on the wrong fuel normally include the motor not starting, running unevenly, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you notice any of them stop and have it drained right away.

Keep away from getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Toyota experts and have the qualifications and practical experience needed to ensure that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota

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

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting countrywide coverage, for Toyota motorists particularly. We principally attend:

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

We are Toyota specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Toyota vehicles. Even if it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The process of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is generally identical for the vast majority of vehicles. Obviously it can vary to some degree as every manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. However it still basically 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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