Contaminated fuel in a Dodge Avenger CRD? Petrol in a Diesel Dodge?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Dodge is a well-known error. And what you should do about it varies according to a variety of factors. In the event that you would like to know what you need to do about it then please read on.
Listed here are the key factors to think about whenever deciding whether or not to get the car drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol have you put in to the Dodge, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Dodge Avenger CRD is normally approximately 63 litres?
    1. A small amount of Petrol, something like 3.15 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Avenger CRD will usually not be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities under 3.15 litres (about 5% of the entire fuel tank) is quite often able to be sufficiently diluted through thoroughly filling up the tank with Diesel.
      It's highly uncommon to come across a car or truck suffering from problems due to under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it's rare - not impossible to encounter. There are actually certain cars that don't endure any quantity of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 3.15 and 6.3 litres of Petrol in the Dodge (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with this as all those who break down. When deciding whether or not to risk it and basically top it up consider that it is exactly like wagering it all on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 6.3 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Avenger CRD really should straightaway be drained out because your probability of driving with this quantity of contamination is more than likely less than one in fifty - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Dodge and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance problems since putting the incorrect fuel in the Avenger CRD? If you have, get it emptied regardless of the volume of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Continuing to run running a car that is starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will likely be responsible for more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    Then get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably a certain level of threat connected to operating a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Likely consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the most typical Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and should you recognise any of them then stop and have it drained immediately.

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Put Petrol in a Diesel Dodge

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Dodge? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Dodge Avenger CRD?

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

We are Dodge specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Dodge vehicles. Whether 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 technique of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is generally similar for virtually all vehicles. As you can imagine it may vary slightly as every brand has their particular fuel system. However it still essentially follows 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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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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