Bad fuel in your BMW 325tds? Petrol in a Diesel BMW?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel BMW is a fairly typical error. And exactly what you need to do about it is based on various things. In the event that you would like to know what you ought to do to sort it out then keep on reading.
Let us discuss the most crucial variables to take into account when determining whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Petrol did you put in the BMW, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your BMW 325tds is usually about 65 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 3.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 325tds will generally not be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that quantities under 3.25 litres (which is almost 5% of the total fuel tank) is often able to be completely diluted by completely filling up the tank with the right fuel.
      It is very rare to find a car going through difficulties because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is infrequently found - not impossible to encounter. You will discover some automobiles that won't stand any amount of contamination at all.
    2. In between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Petrol in the BMW (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has shown us that as many drivers get away with it as those people who break down. Any time you are figuring out whether or not to risk it and just simply top it up bear in mind that it is very much like gambling your car on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 6.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel 325tds ought to right away be removed because your probability of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is more than likely less than one in fifty - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel BMW and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance difficulties ever since putting the incorrect fuel in your 325tds? If you have, have it emptied irrespective of the volume of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Still driving a vehicle that is already starting to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination will likely be responsible for even more harm being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    In that case get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some degree of danger associated with operating a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible consequences of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, etc. These are a few of the commonest Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and if you detect any of them cease driving and get it removed as soon as possible.

Stay away from having any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are BMW experts and have the skills and working experience needed to make sure that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel BMW

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel BMW? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your BMW 325tds?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting countrywide coverage, for BMW motorists especially. We mostly fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
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  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are BMW specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel BMW vehicles. Whether or not it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Process

The system of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is basically similar for most vehicles. As you can imagine it may differ a little as every make has their own fuel system. However it still generally observes the below guidelines:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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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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