Bad fuel in your Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid? Diesel in your Petrol Toyota?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Toyota is a regularly occurring mistake to make. And exactly what you should do about it varies according to several different things. In the event that you would like to know what it is best to do to sort it out then keep on reading.
These are the most crucial factors to keep in mind whenever deciding whether to get your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in the Toyota, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is usually around 45 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, less than 2.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Prius Plug-in Hybrid will usually not be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 2.25 litres (which is almost 5% of the fuel tank) is sometimes capable of being completely diluted through totally topping the rest of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's relatively rare to encounter an automobile suffering from problems due to lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it's infrequent - definitely not impossible to find. There are actually certain automobiles that don't stand any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Diesel in the Toyota (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience demonstrates that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. When you are deciding upon whether or not to risk it and just fill it up bear in mind that it is much like betting your car on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 4.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Prius Plug-in Hybrid should as soon as possible be drained seeing as your likelihood of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is certainly below one in 50 - truly long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota and drove it: Have you spotted any performance troubles after putting the bad fuel in your Prius Plug-in Hybrid? If that's the case, have it emptied irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run running a motor vehicle that is currently starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination can only be responsible for more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    Simply get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably some amount of danger resulting from operating a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible consequences of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you observe any of them stop and get it drained as soon as possible.

Stay away from getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Toyota experts and have got the accreditation and practical experience necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting national service, for Toyota motorists in particular. We typically attend:

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

We are Toyota specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Toyota vehicles. Regardless of whether it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going once again.

The Procedure

The system of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially similar for a large number of vehicles. Needless to say it can vary to some extent as each make has their particular distinct fuel system. However it still generally follows the following guidelines:

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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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