Bad fuel in a Toyota Yaris Hybrid? Diesel in your Petrol Toyota?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Toyota is a common problem. And exactly what you should do about it hinges on several factors. If you want to find out what you ought to do to fix it then please read on.
Here are the main factors to to consider whenever making a decision whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put into the Toyota, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Toyota Yaris Hybrid is in most cases roughly 42 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, something like 2.1 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Yaris Hybrid will usually not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything less than 2.1 litres (which is about 5% of the overall fuel tank) is in many instances capable of being completely diluted by means of completely topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's quite uncommon to come across an automobile having problems because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is uncommon - in no way impossible to encounter. You can get a few motor vehicles that won't endure any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. In between 2.1 and 4.2 litres of Diesel in the Toyota (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our experience has shown us that as many people get away with this as all those who don't. Any time you are figuring out whether or not to risk it and simply fill it up consider that it is much like gambling everything on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything over 4.2 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Yaris Hybrid should really right away be removed since your probability of succeeding with that amount of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - extremely long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Toyota and drove it: Have you noted any performance problems as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the Yaris Hybrid? If so, have it removed no matter the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run running a car that is already beginning to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will just bring about progressively more damage being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    Then get it removed. No matter the contamination percentage, there is always some amount of threat connected to running a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, etc. These are a few of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them cease driving and have it removed right away.

Stay away from getting any unqualified so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Toyota specialists and have got the skills and experience necessary to ensure 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 possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota Yaris Hybrid?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering national cover, for Toyota motorists particularly. We primarily attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in a 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. Regardless of whether it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you on the road again.

The Process

The process of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is generally exactly the same for the majority of cars. As you can imagine it may differ a little as every brand has their unique different fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally adheres to the following 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 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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