Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo is a regularly occurring error. And its remedy is determined by a number of factors. In case you would like to know what you must do about this then read on.
Listed here the most important factors to take into account whenever choosing whether to get it drained:
Do not simply have any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your vehicle. We are Alfa Romeo experts and have the credentials and practical experience required to make certain you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.
Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Alfa Romeo 166 JTD?
Call us and get honest advice and sensible help for your specific circumstance
We are able to come to you to carry out the complete contaminated fuel removal & purge right there on scene
Once we have finished you should be able to get back moving and get on with your trip
We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting national cover, for Alfa Romeo motorists especially. We primarily attend:
We are Alfa Romeo specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Alfa Romeo vehicles. Even if it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you moving again.
The procedure of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is basically the same for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Naturally it does differ to some extent as each brand has their unique distinct fuel system. Having said that it still adheres to the below guidelines:
When someone has put Petrol in a Diesel 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.
In the event that you have any concerns or want assistance please Call us!
We are able to get you on the road once again.
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