Contaminated fuel in your Alfa Romeo GT JTD? Petrol in your Diesel Alfa Romeo?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo is a well-known error. And its remedy varies according to several factors. In the event that you want to know what it is advisable to do about it then stay with me.
Right here are the key factors to to consider whenever deciding on whether to have it drained:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put into the Alfa Romeo, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of the Alfa Romeo GT JTD is normally roughly 63 litres?
    1. A small amount of Petrol, as little as 3.15 litres of Petrol in a Diesel GT JTD will typically not really be a major problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 3.15 litres (approximately 5% of the fuel tank volume) is quite often able to be adequately diluted through completely filling the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is extremely rare to find a motor vehicle having difficulties due to below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is very uncommon - certainly not impossible to find. You will discover some automobiles that won't endure any degree of contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 3.15 and 6.3 litres of Petrol in the Alfa Romeo (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown that as many people get away with it as all those who don't. Any time you are deciding on whether to chance it and just simply fill it up bear in mind that it is much like wagering everything on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 6.3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel GT JTD should right away be drained out because your likelihood of driving with this level of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in fifty - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance problems since putting the incorrect fuel in the GT JTD? In that case, get it removed irrespective of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continually running a vehicle that is now beginning to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will probably likely lead to increasing amounts of harm being done to your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it removed. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is always some extent of threat connected to operating a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable results of driving on the wrong fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and the like. These are some of the commonest Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you detect any of them then stop and have it drained immediately.

Stay away from having any unqualified so-and-so to attend your car. We are Alfa Romeo specialists and hold the certification and knowledge required to make sure that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Alfa Romeo GT JTD?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering nationwide coverage, for Alfa Romeo motorists in particular. We principally attend:

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

We are Alfa Romeo specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Alfa Romeo vehicles. Regardless of whether it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you on the road once again.

The Process

The process of removing Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is basically the same for the vast majority of cars. Of course it can vary a little as every manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally adheres to the following 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

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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