Bad fuel in your Chevrolet Trax D? Petrol in a Diesel Chevrolet?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Chevrolet is a fairly typical error. And its remedy hinges on several different factors. If perhaps you would like to know what you need to do to fix it then please read on.
Listed below are the most crucial variables to take into consideration whenever making a decision whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put into the Chevrolet, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the Chevrolet Trax D is normally approximately 52 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, less than 2.6 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Trax D will in most situations not be a massive problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount under 2.6 litres (roughly 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is frequently capable of being completely diluted by entirely filling up the tank with Diesel.
      It's pretty unusual to encounter a motor vehicle suffering from difficulties because of below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it's infrequently found - in no way impossible to encounter. There are actually certain automobiles that will not endure any quantity of contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 2.6 and 5.2 litres of Petrol in the Chevrolet (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has shown us that as many motorists get away with this as those who break down. Any time you are trying to decide whether to chance it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is the same as gambling it all on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 5.2 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Trax D must as soon as possible be drained seeing as your likelihood of succeeding with that quantity of contamination is almost certainly below one in fifty - definitely long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Chevrolet and drove it: Have you observed any performance problems ever since putting the wrong fuel in your Trax D? If so, get it drained irrespective of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving an automobile that is already beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably only cause more damage affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    Then simply just get it removed. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably a certain level of danger associated with operating a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Probable outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the engine not starting, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them stop and get it removed right now.

Refrain from getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your vehicle. We are Chevrolet experts and possess the qualifications and expertise required to make sure that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Chevrolet

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Chevrolet? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Chevrolet Trax D?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering nationwide cover, for Chevrolet motorists especially. We mainly attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Chevrolet specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Chevrolet vehicles. Regardless of whether it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you on the road once again.

The Process

The process of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence exactly the same for the vast majority of vehicles. Needless to say it may differ a bit as every manufacturer has their own distinct fuel system. Even so it still adheres to the following 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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