Putting Petrol in a Diesel BMW is a fairly typical problem. And exactly what you need to do about it is based on a number of things. Assuming you would like to know what it is advisable to do to sort it out then keep on reading.
Here are the key variables to be aware of when deciding whether to get a fuel drain:
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Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel BMW? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your BMW M550d xDrive?
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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering nationwide service, for BMW motorists in particular. We mostly attend:
We are BMW specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel BMW vehicles. Regardless of whether it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.
The system of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is fundamentally identical for the majority of vehicles. Of course it does vary somewhat as each make has their own different fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally 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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