Incorrect fuel in your Dacia Sandero dCi? Petrol in a Diesel Dacia?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Dacia is a well-known error. And its remedy is based on a variety of factors. In the event that you would like to know what it is advisable to do about this then please read on.
Listed here the most crucial variables to keep in mind whenever choosing whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in to the Dacia, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Dacia Sandero dCi is normally around 50 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, something like 2.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Sandero dCi will generally not really be a huge problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 2.5 litres (roughly 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is quite often able to be completely diluted by means of totally topping the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's extremely uncommon to come across an automobile going through difficulties with lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's infrequent - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are some vehicles that won't stand any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 2.5 and 5 litres of Petrol in the Dacia (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has proven that as many drivers get away with it as all those who break down. Whenever figuring out whether to chance it and simply fill it up recognise that it is exactly like gambling everything on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Sandero dCi ought to promptly be drained seeing that your probability of driving with that level of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in fifty - really big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Dacia and drove it: Have you seen any performance problems as a result of putting the bad fuel in your Sandero dCi? If that's the case, have it emptied irrespective of the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continually running an automobile that is now beginning to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will probably just lead to progressively more damage being done to the fuel system.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    Simply get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably some extent of threat connected with running a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible consequences of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and should you detect any of them then stop and get it drained immediately.

Don't simply get any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your car. We are Dacia specialists and hold the qualifications and knowledge needed to ensure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Dacia

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Dacia? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Dacia Sandero dCi?

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Once carried out You Get Moving Once again

When we have finished you should be able to get back moving and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

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

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

We are Dacia specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Dacia vehicles. Whether or not it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going once again.

The Process

The procedure of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially identical for virtually all vehicle makes. Obviously it can vary to some degree as every make has their own different fuel system. Even so it still essentially adheres to the following guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Dacia

Fuel Drain

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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