Bad fuel in a Dacia Lodgy dCi? Petrol in your Diesel Dacia?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Dacia is a well-known problem. And what you have to do about it is determined by several factors. If you want to find out what it is best to do to fix it then keep on reading.
These are the most important variables to take into account whenever deciding whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put into the Dacia, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Dacia Lodgy dCi is probably approximately 50 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Petrol, something like 2.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Lodgy dCi will most of the time not be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 2.5 litres (which is almost 5% of the fuel tank volume) is very often capable of being completely diluted simply by completely topping up the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It is relatively rare to find an automobile going through problems due to lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's infrequently found - not impossible to encounter. You can get a number of cars that don't endure any level of fuel contamination at all.
    2. In between 2.5 and 5 litres of Petrol in the Dacia (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our experience has proven that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. When figuring out whether to risk it and just simply fill it up remember that it is the same thing as wagering your car on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Lodgy dCi must as soon as possible be drained out seeing as your probability of driving with this amount of contamination is in all likelihood below one in 50 - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Dacia and drove it: Have you spotted any performance concerns as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in the Lodgy dCi? In that case, have it removed no matter the volume of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Still running a motor vehicle that is now starting to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will definitely end up in more and more damage being caused to the fuel system components.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of risk affiliated with operating a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running lumpy, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them cease driving and get it drained immediately.

Do not simply have any untrained so-and-so to try to drain your car. We are Dacia specialists and have the credentials and knowledge required to ensure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Dacia

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Dacia? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Dacia Lodgy dCi?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting national coverage, for Dacia motorists in particular. We mostly fix:

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

We are Dacia specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Dacia vehicles. Regardless of whether it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going again.

The Process

The technique of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is in essence exactly the same for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Needless to say it may vary a bit as each brand has their unique fuel system. However it still follows 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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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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