Incorrect fuel in your Vauxhall Vectra? Diesel in a Petrol Vauxhall?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Vauxhall is a regular problem. And exactly what you have to do about it is based on several things. If perhaps you would like to find out what to do about this then read on.
These are the main factors to be aware of whenever deciding on whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in to the Vauxhall, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of your Vauxhall Vectra is in most cases about 61 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, as little as 3.05 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Vectra will in most situations not be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount under 3.05 litres (5% of the fuel tank) is frequently capable of being completely diluted by means of totally topping up the tank with Petrol.
      It's quite uncommon to come across a motor vehicle experiencing problems with below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very infrequently found - in no way impossible to find. You will discover certain automobiles that won't stand any quantity of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 3.05 and 6.1 litres of Diesel in the Vauxhall (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has shown us that as many people get away with this as all those who break down. Any time you are deciding whether to chance it and just top it up recognise that it is exactly like gambling all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything above 6.1 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Vectra should really straightaway be removed because your probability of succeeding with that amount of contamination is certainly below one in 50 - extremely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Vauxhall and drove it: Have you noticed any performance concerns ever since putting the wrong fuel in your Vectra? If you have, get it drained irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continually driving an automobile that is currently beginning to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will definitely result in more and more harm affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    Simply get it drained. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably some amount of danger connected to driving a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable implications of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, etc. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and should you observe any of them then stop and have it drained right now.

Refrain from having any untrained so-and-so to try to drain your automobile. We are Vauxhall experts and have got the certification and knowledge necessary to make certain you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Vauxhall

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Vauxhall? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Vauxhall Vectra?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having countrywide cover, for Vauxhall motorists in particular. We predominantly deal with:

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

We are Vauxhall specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Vauxhall vehicles. Whether or not it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you going again.

The Procedure

The system of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is generally similar for most cars. Of course it may vary a little as each brand has their particular distinct fuel system. Having said that it still observes the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Vauxhall

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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