Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel BMW is a usual error. And what you need to do about it depends on various factors. In the event that you would like to know what you should do to sort it out then read on.
Listed here are the most crucial variables to take into account when determining whether or not to get a fuel drain:
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Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel BMW? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your BMW 325d?
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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering countrywide cover, for BMW motorists especially. We typically attend:
We are BMW specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel BMW vehicles. Even if it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you going again.
The technique of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is in essence the same for a large number of vehicle makes. Naturally it does differ a bit as each brand has their unique distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially adheres to the following principles:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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