Contaminated fuel in a Chevrolet Captiva Diesel? Petrol in your Diesel Chevrolet?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Chevrolet is a well-known problem. And what you want to do about it is dependent upon a number of factors. In case you would like to find out what you need to do about it then keep on reading.
Listed below are the key factors to take into account whenever deciding whether to get your car drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put in the Chevrolet, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Chevrolet Captiva Diesel is most likely roughly 65 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Petrol, less than 3.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Captiva Diesel will typically not really be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities less than 3.25 litres (which is close to 5% of the total fuel tank) is quite often capable of being completely diluted through wholly topping the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It's extremely uncommon to find a car or truck experiencing issues because of under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is rare - not impossible to find. There are actually a few automobiles that will not endure any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Petrol in the Chevrolet (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our working experience demonstrates that as many people get away with it as those who break down. Whenever deciding on whether to chance it and just top it up recognise that it is very much like betting it all on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 6.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Captiva Diesel should really straightaway be drained since your likelihood of driving with that level of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - extremely long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Chevrolet and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance issues after putting the incorrect fuel in the Captiva Diesel? If you have, get it removed regardless of the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continually driving a car that is currently beginning to suffer the effects of fuel contamination will probably just end up in more damage being done to the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    You should get it removed. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of threat caused by driving a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them cease driving and have it removed right now.

Steer clear of getting any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your vehicle. We are Chevrolet experts and have the qualifications and experience necessary to ensure you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Chevrolet

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Chevrolet? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Chevrolet Captiva Diesel?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering countrywide coverage, for Chevrolet motorists especially. We typically deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
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  • AdBlue contamination
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We are Chevrolet specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Chevrolet vehicles. Regardless of whether it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The technique of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is fundamentally similar for the vast majority of motor vehicles. As you can imagine it does differ to some extent as every make has their particular fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally adheres to the below points:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Vehicle Restart

Get the car up and running again

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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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