Incorrect fuel in your Alfa Romeo Brera JTDM? Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo is a regular problem. And its solution depends upon several different things. Assuming you want to know what you ought to do about this then stay with me.
Listed below are the most crucial variables to think about when deciding on whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put in to the Alfa Romeo, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Alfa Romeo Brera JTDM is most likely around 70 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, something like 3.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Brera JTDM will typically not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has taught us that quantities less than 3.5 litres (which is almost 5% of the entire fuel tank) is generally able to be completely diluted by totally filling up the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It's relatively rare to come across a car experiencing problems due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is uncommon - not impossible to find. You will discover a number of automobiles that will not endure any quantity of contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 3.5 and 7 litres of Petrol in the Alfa Romeo (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with this as those people who break down. Any time you are trying to decide whether to chance it and just simply fill it up remember that it is the same thing as betting it all on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 7 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Brera JTDM really should straight away be drained seeing that your probability of driving with that quantity of contamination is more than likely less than one in fifty - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance problems as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the Brera JTDM? If you have, have it drained no matter the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to drive running a motor vehicle that is already starting to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination can only lead to even more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    Then get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of risk connected with running a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible results of driving on the wrong fuel include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and the like. These are several of the most common Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and if you observe any of them then cease driving and get it drained right away.

Avoid having any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Alfa Romeo experts and possess the accreditation and knowledge needed to make sure that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Alfa Romeo Brera JTDM?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering nationwide cover, for Alfa Romeo motorists in particular. We primarily deal with:

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

We are Alfa Romeo specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Alfa Romeo vehicles. Whether or not it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The system of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is in essence identical for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Naturally it can vary somewhat as each brand has their own different fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally adheres to the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Alfa Romeo

Fuel Drain

Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Vehicle Restart

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Petrol in Diesel Questions

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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