Filling Diesel in a Petrol Toyota is a common error. And what you should do about it is determined by a variety of things. In case you want to know what it is advisable to do to sort it out then read on.
Here are the main variables to take into account when deciding on whether or not to have the car drained:
Steer clear of getting any untrained so-and-so to attend your car. We are Toyota experts and have the certification and practical experience needed to ensure that you get back on the road with no hassle or worry.
By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota Prius+?
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We are able to go to you to do the full contaminated fuel retrieval & clean right there on scene
Once we have completed you can get back moving and get on with your day
We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering nationwide cover, for Toyota motorists particularly. We predominantly attend:
We are Toyota specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Toyota vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you on the road once again.
The technique of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally identical for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Of course it does differ a little as each manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. Even so it still essentially observes the below principles:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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