Incorrect fuel in a Dacia A? Petrol in a Diesel Dacia?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Dacia is a regularly occurring problem. And its remedy depends upon several different factors. If you would like to find out what you should do to sort it out then keep on reading.
Right here are the most crucial variables to be aware of when making a decision whether to get your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put into the Dacia, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Dacia A is most likely about 50 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Petrol, less than 2.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel A will more often than not not be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that quantities less than 2.5 litres (roughly 5% of the total fuel tank) is frequently able to be sufficiently diluted through thoroughly topping up the tank with Diesel.
      It is quite unusual to find a car suffering from difficulties because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is rare - certainly not impossible to find. There are actually a few cars that won't stand any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 2.5 and 5 litres of Petrol in the Dacia (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience demonstrates that as many motorists get away with this as all those who don't. Any time you're figuring out whether to chance it and basically fill it up consider that it is very much like wagering it all on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything over 5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel A must right away be drained out since your likelihood of getting away with this quantity of contamination is probably less than one in fifty - really long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Dacia and drove it: Have you spotted any performance difficulties after putting the bad fuel in the A? In that case, get it drained no matter the quantity of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Continually driving a motor vehicle that is now beginning to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination can only be responsible for even more harm affecting your fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some extent of danger caused by operating a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely consequences of driving a car on the wrong fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so on. These are some of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and if you notice any of them cease driving and get it removed as soon as possible.

Don't simply get any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Dacia specialists and have got the skills and working experience necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Dacia

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Dacia? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Dacia A?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting countrywide cover, for Dacia motorists especially. We principally attend:

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

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

The Process

The procedure of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is basically identical for virtually all cars. Of course it may differ to some extent as each manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. However it still essentially adheres to the following guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Dacia

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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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