Contaminated fuel in a Alfa Romeo Giulietta JTDM? Petrol in your Diesel Alfa Romeo?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo is a usual mistake. And what you need to do about it is determined by a number of factors. In case you want to know what you ought to do about it then stay with me.
Let us discuss the main variables to consider whenever deciding on whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol have you put in to the Alfa Romeo, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Alfa Romeo Giulietta JTDM is normally approximately 60 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, as little as 3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Giulietta JTDM will generally not be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that quantities less than 3 litres (which is about 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes capable of being completely diluted simply by completely filling the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It is quite uncommon to encounter a car having issues due to below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is unusual - definitely not impossible to encounter. You will discover some cars that don't endure any level of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 3 and 6 litres of Petrol in the Alfa Romeo (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience has proven that as many motorists get away with this as all those who don't. Whenever deciding whether to risk it and simply fill it up consider that it is the same thing as gambling it all on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 6 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Giulietta JTDM should really straightaway be drained out because your probability of getting away with this amount of contamination is probably less than one in fifty - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance concerns ever since putting the wrong fuel in your Giulietta JTDM? In that case, get it removed no matter the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to run running a motor vehicle that is now beginning to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination can only cause more and more harm being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like assurance?
    Then simply just get it drained. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always some amount of risk linked with driving a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Likely implications of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, etc. These are several of the most common Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you detect any of them stop driving and get it drained asap.

Stay away from having any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your automobile. We are Alfa Romeo experts and possess the accreditation and expertise required to ensure that you get back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Alfa Romeo Giulietta JTDM?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering nationwide service, for Alfa Romeo motorists particularly. We typically attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Alfa Romeo specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Alfa Romeo vehicles. Even if it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Process

The technique of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is in essence exactly the same for the majority of cars. Naturally it may differ a little as every brand has their particular different fuel system. Having said that it still basically adheres to the following principles:

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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