Wrong fuel in a Toyota RAV4? Diesel in a Petrol Toyota?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Toyota is a regular problem. And its solution is determined by an assortment of factors. Assuming you want to find out what you should do to sort it out then continue reading.
Listed here the main factors to think about whenever determining whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in the Toyota, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of your Toyota RAV4 is normally around 58 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, less than 2.9 litres of Diesel in a Petrol RAV4 will in most cases not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities less than 2.9 litres (about 5% of the overall fuel tank) is in many instances able to be completely diluted by means of wholly topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is very unusual to encounter a vehicle going through difficulties because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very infrequent - certainly not impossible to find. There are a number of motor vehicles that don't endure any level of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 2.9 and 5.8 litres of Diesel in the Toyota (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has confirmed that as many drivers get away with this as those people who don't. When deciding upon whether to chance it and just top it up recognise that it is much like gambling all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 5.8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol RAV4 should straight away be drained seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with that amount of contamination is almost certainly below one in fifty - truly long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota and drove it: Have you seen any performance issues after putting the wrong fuel in the RAV4? If so, have it drained irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continually driving a car that is already beginning to suffer the effects of fuel contamination will only end up in more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in assurance?
    Simply get it drained. No matter the contamination percentage, there is invariably a certain level of danger resulting from running a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable outcomes of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel can include the engine not starting, running lumpy, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and the like. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and in the event that you detect any of them then stop driving and have it removed asap.

Avoid getting any untrained so-and-so to try to drain your automobile. We are Toyota experts and have got the accreditation and knowledge needed to make certain 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 perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota RAV4?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering countrywide service, for Toyota motorists in particular. We mostly attend to:

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

We are Toyota specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Toyota vehicles. Whether it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going once again.

The Procedure

The technique of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially exactly the same for most vehicles. Of course it can vary to some extent as each make has their own fuel system. Having said that it still generally adheres to the following guidelines:

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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 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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