Incorrect fuel in your Vauxhall Meriva? Diesel in your Petrol Vauxhall?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Vauxhall is a common mistake to make. And its remedy varies according to several different things. If perhaps you would like to find out what you ought to do about it then please read on.
Right here are the key variables to think about when deciding whether to get your car drained:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in the Vauxhall, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Vauxhall Meriva is most likely about 53 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, as little as 2.65 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Meriva will quite often not really be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 2.65 litres (which is approximately 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is sometimes capable of being completely diluted by wholly topping up the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is relatively uncommon to come across a car experiencing problems because of lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it's uncommon - in no way impossible to find. There are a few vehicles that won't stand any quantity of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 2.65 and 5.3 litres of Diesel in the Vauxhall (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has shown that as many people get away with it as those who don't. When deciding whether to chance it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is exactly like betting everything on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything above 5.3 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Meriva ought to promptly be drained as your probability of succeeding with that quantity of contamination is more than likely lower than one in 50 - truly big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Vauxhall and drove it: Have you seen any performance issues as a result of putting the bad fuel in your Meriva? If so, get it emptied no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually running a motor vehicle that is starting to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination will likely lead to more and more damage being done to the fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    You should get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably a certain level of danger in connection with running a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely consequences of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you observe any of them stop driving and get it removed right now.

Don't just have any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your automobile. We are Vauxhall specialists and have got the skills and working experience necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Vauxhall

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Vauxhall? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Vauxhall Meriva?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting countrywide coverage, for Vauxhall motorists in particular. We principally fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Vauxhall specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Vauxhall vehicles. No matter if it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you going once again.

The Procedure

The system of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally exactly the same for most vehicle makes. Obviously it does differ to some degree as every manufacturer has their own distinct fuel system. However it still fundamentally observes the following guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Vauxhall

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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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