Bad fuel in your Dacia Duster dCi? Petrol in your Diesel Dacia?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Dacia is a fairly typical mistake to make. And exactly what you need to do about it is based on several factors. If you want to find out what you need to do about it then continue reading.
Listed below are the most important variables to consider when figuring out whether to have it drained:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol did you put into the Dacia, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Dacia Duster dCi is probably around 50 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Petrol, as little as 2.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Duster dCi will most of the time not really be a major problem. Experience has taught us that anything under 2.5 litres (5% of the total fuel tank volume) is quite often capable of being adequately diluted simply by thoroughly filling the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's highly uncommon to find a motor vehicle suffering from issues due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is unusual - in no way impossible to encounter. There are actually a few vehicles that don't stand any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 2.5 and 5 litres of Petrol in the Dacia (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with this as those people who don't. Whenever you are trying to decide whether or not to chance it and just top it up recognise that it is exactly like gambling your car on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Duster dCi should as soon as possible be drained out seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with this amount of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in fifty - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Dacia and drove it: Have you observed any performance issues ever since putting the wrong fuel in your Duster dCi? If you have, have it drained no matter the volume of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Continuing to drive driving an automobile that is beginning to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably likely result in increasing amounts of harm being caused to the fuel system.
  3. Would you like security?
    You should get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably some extent of threat affiliated with operating a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible consequences of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel can include the motor not starting, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most common Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and if you notice any of them stop driving and get it removed asap.

Don't just have any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Dacia specialists and have got the qualifications and practical experience needed to make certain that you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Dacia

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Dacia? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Dacia Duster dCi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Dacia motorists in particular. We mostly attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Car
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  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Dacia specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Dacia vehicles. Whether or not it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you on the road again.

The Process

The procedure of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence identical for the majority of vehicles. Needless to say it can vary to some extent as every manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. Having said that it still essentially adheres to the below 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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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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