Filling Petrol in a Diesel BMW is a very common mistake. And its remedy is dependent upon a number of factors. In the event that you would like to know what you must do about it then keep on reading.
These are the most important variables to take into account whenever figuring out whether to get the car drained:
Don't simply get any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are BMW experts and have the accreditation and experience required to make certain you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.
Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel BMW? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your BMW 745d?
Contact us and receive sincere advice and sensible help for your exact circumstances
We can reach you to carry out the complete fuel retrieval & cleanse there on scene
Once we have finished you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your day
We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering national cover, for BMW motorists particularly. We predominantly deal with:
We are BMW specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel BMW vehicles. Whether it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going once again.
The system of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is fundamentally similar for the majority of motor vehicles. Of course it may vary a bit as each manufacturer has their particular different fuel system. Nevertheless it still adheres to the following 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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