Incorrect fuel in your Alfa Romeo 166 JTD? Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo?

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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:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in the Alfa Romeo, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Alfa Romeo 166 JTD is most likely about 69 litres?
    1. A small amount of Petrol, something like 3.45 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 166 JTD will in most cases not be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that quantities less than 3.45 litres (approximately 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is very often able to be completely diluted simply by wholly filling the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It is pretty rare to find an automobile going through issues with lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it is uncommon - certainly not impossible to find. You will discover a number of automobiles that don't stand any quantity of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 3.45 and 6.9 litres of Petrol in the Alfa Romeo (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has shown us that as many drivers get away with this as all those who don't. Whenever you are deciding upon whether to chance it and just top it up remember that it is the same as betting all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 6.9 litres of Petrol in your Diesel 166 JTD really should straightaway be drained out as your likelihood of succeeding with that level of contamination is more than likely below one in 50 - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance problems since putting the wrong fuel in the 166 JTD? In that case, have it drained regardless of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive running a motor vehicle that is already starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination can definitely bring about even more harm affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    In that case get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of risk connected to operating a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Probable results of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so on. These are several of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and should you observe any of them cease driving and get it drained asap.

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.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Alfa Romeo 166 JTD?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting national cover, for Alfa Romeo motorists especially. We primarily attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

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 Process

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:

Petrol in Diesel Alfa Romeo

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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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Petrol in Diesel FAQs

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

I put Petrol in a Diesel 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 Diesel car on Petrol 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 Petrol can I get away with in a Diesel 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 Diesel 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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