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

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo is a usual error. And its solution hinges on a few factors. In the event that you would like to know what you must do about it then continue reading.
Right here are the main variables to be aware of when deciding on whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in the Alfa Romeo, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Alfa Romeo Mito JTDM is most likely around 45 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, as little as 2.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Mito JTDM will most of the time not be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that quantities less than 2.25 litres (which is almost 5% of the fuel tank) is usually capable of being sufficiently diluted by means of wholly filling the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's rather unusual to find a motor vehicle going through issues because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's unusual - certainly not impossible to find. You can get certain motor vehicles that will not endure any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Petrol in the Alfa Romeo (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our working experience demonstrates that as many people get away with this as all those who break down. When you are deciding on whether or not to chance it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is exactly like betting it all on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything above 4.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Mito JTDM must straightaway be drained since your probability of getting away with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in fifty - definitely long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo and drove it: Have you detected any performance difficulties after putting the wrong fuel in your Mito JTDM? In that case, get it removed no matter the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run running a car that is now starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination will typically bring about progressively more damage affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    You should get it drained. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of risk associated with operating a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most common Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and if you detect any of them cease driving and have it drained right away.

Keep away from having any general so-and-so to try to fix your car. We are Alfa Romeo experts and hold the skills and expertise necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Alfa Romeo

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

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting national cover, for Alfa Romeo motorists in particular. We mostly deal with:

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

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

The Procedure

The system of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is generally identical for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Of course it can differ slightly as each brand has their particular distinct fuel system. Having said that it still adheres to the below guidelines:

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 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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