Filling Diesel in a Petrol Vauxhall is a usual error. And exactly what you want to do about it will depend on a variety of factors. If perhaps you want to find out what to do to sort it out then please read on.
Listed here are the main variables to think about when figuring out whether or not to get a fuel drain:
Stay away from getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Vauxhall experts and hold the certification and working experience required to ensure you are back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.
Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Vauxhall? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Vauxhall Omega?
Contact us and receive genuine advice and sensible help for your specific situation
We can go to you to undertake the fuel drain & purge right there on scene
When we are done you are able to get back moving and get on with your day
We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering national coverage, for Vauxhall motorists in particular. We predominantly attend:
We are Vauxhall specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Vauxhall vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving again.
The process of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is generally similar for virtually all vehicle makes. Of course it does vary a bit as every make has their unique different fuel system. Even so it still basically adheres to the following guidelines:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
If you have any questions or want some assistance please Call us!
We can get you going again.
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