Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel BMW is a regularly occurring error. And its remedy depends upon a number of factors. If perhaps you would like to find out what you should do about it then read on.
Here are the most crucial variables to take into account whenever deciding whether or not to have your car drained:
Avoid having any unqualified so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are BMW specialists and have the skills and experience required to ensure that you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.
Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel BMW? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your BMW 535d?
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Once we are done you can get back on your way and get on with your day
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We are BMW specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel BMW vehicles. Even if it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving once again.
The technique of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is basically exactly the same for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Obviously it can differ a little as every manufacturer has their unique fuel system. However it still basically follows the below guidelines:
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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