Bad fuel in your Chevrolet Epica Diesel? Petrol in your Diesel Chevrolet?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Chevrolet is a very common problem. And its solution hinges on a few factors. In case you would like to find out what you must do about it then please read on.
Let us discuss the main factors to take into account when making a decision whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Petrol did you put into the Chevrolet, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Chevrolet Epica Diesel is probably approximately 65 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 3.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Epica Diesel will in most situations not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 3.25 litres (about 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is in many instances able to be adequately diluted by entirely topping up the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is highly uncommon to encounter a vehicle experiencing difficulties due to lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is rare - definitely not impossible to find. There are some automobiles that don't stand any level of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Petrol in the Chevrolet (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has revealed that as many drivers get away with it as those who don't. When you are deciding on whether to risk it and just top it up remember that it is just like wagering all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything over 6.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Epica Diesel should right away be removed since your probability of driving with that amount of contamination is probably lower than one in fifty - truly long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Chevrolet and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance troubles as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the Epica Diesel? In that case, get it removed regardless of the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving an automobile that is now starting to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably only cause more and more damage being done to your fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    Then simply just get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is invariably a certain level of threat connected with operating a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Probable final outcomes of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, etc. These are some of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and if you detect any of them then stop driving and get it removed right now.

Keep away from having any general so-and-so to try to repair your car. We are Chevrolet experts and have got the certification and experience needed to make sure that you get back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Chevrolet

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Chevrolet? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Chevrolet Epica Diesel?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering countrywide cover, for Chevrolet motorists in particular. We typically deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Chevrolet specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Chevrolet vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going once again.

The Procedure

The technique of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially similar for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Of course it can differ slightly as each manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. However it still basically follows 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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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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