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

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Toyota is a very common error. And its solution is dependent upon several things. If you would like to know what you must do to sort it out then keep reading.
Listed here are the main variables to keep in mind whenever deciding whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put into the Toyota, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Toyota Verso is normally about 60 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, something like 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Verso will typically not really be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount less than 3 litres (which is roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is frequently capable of being adequately diluted through thoroughly topping the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is highly rare to encounter a car or truck suffering from difficulties with below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it is unusual - definitely not impossible to find. There are a number of automobiles that don't endure any degree of contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Toyota (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has revealed that as many motorists get away with this as all those who don't. Any time you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and just top it up recognise that it is much like wagering it all on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Verso should promptly be drained seeing that your likelihood of getting away with this level of contamination is undoubtedly below one in fifty - truly huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota and drove it: Have you detected any performance issues ever since putting the incorrect fuel in your Verso? If that's the case, get it drained regardless of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving an automobile that is currently beginning to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will probably typically cause even more damage affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is always some extent of risk resulting from driving a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable final outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel can include the motor not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, etc. These are a few of the most common Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you recognise any of them then stop and get it removed immediately.

Stay away from having any jack-of-all-trades to try to repair your vehicle. We are Toyota specialists and hold the qualifications and knowledge necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Toyota? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota Verso?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having nationwide coverage, for Toyota motorists especially. We typically deal with:

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

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

The Process

The method of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially identical for virtually all vehicle makes. Needless to say it can differ somewhat as every manufacturer has their own fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally follows the below points:

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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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