Bad fuel in a Dodge Journey CRD? Petrol in a Diesel Dodge?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Dodge is a well-known error. And exactly what you have to do about it varies according to several factors. If perhaps you want to find out what you need to do to fix it then read on.
Right here are the most crucial factors to keep in mind when determining whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol did you put in the Dodge, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Dodge Journey CRD is most likely approximately 77 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, less than 3.85 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Journey CRD will most of the time not be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything under 3.85 litres (which is roughly 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is quite often capable of being completely diluted by thoroughly topping up the tank with Diesel.
      It is highly unusual to encounter a car experiencing issues because of under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is unusual - definitely not impossible to find. You can get some motor vehicles that won't stand any degree of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 3.85 and 7.7 litres of Petrol in the Dodge (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience demonstrates that as many motorists get away with it as those who break down. Whenever figuring out whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up remember that it is the same thing as betting it all on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 7.7 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Journey CRD ought to immediately be drained out since your likelihood of driving with this level of contamination is certainly below one in 50 - really long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Dodge and drove it: Have you observed any performance problems after putting the incorrect fuel in your Journey CRD? If you have, get it emptied irrespective of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to drive driving a vehicle that is beginning to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will probably just result in even more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in assurance?
    You should get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always some amount of threat linked with operating a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable results of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and the like. These are a few of the commonest Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and if you recognise any of them then stop and get it drained right now.

Don't just get any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Dodge specialists and have got the certification and working experience necessary to make certain you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Dodge

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

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting countrywide coverage, for Dodge motorists particularly. We predominantly fix:

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

We are Dodge specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Dodge vehicles. Even if it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The system of removing Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is fundamentally similar for the majority of motor vehicles. As you can imagine it does vary a little as every brand has their particular different fuel system. Even so it still basically adheres to the following principles:

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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 Questions

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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