Wrong fuel in your Fiat Croma Multijet? Petrol in a Diesel Fiat?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Fiat is a well-known error. And its remedy depends upon a few things. In the event that you want to find out what it is advisable to do about this then please read on.
These are the main variables to consider when deciding on whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put in the Fiat, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Fiat Croma Multijet is usually around 62 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 3.1 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Croma Multijet will in most situations not really be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities under 3.1 litres (close to 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is frequently able to be completely diluted by thoroughly filling the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is pretty rare to find an automobile suffering from difficulties with under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is unusual - definitely not impossible to find. You will discover a number of motor vehicles that won't stand any level of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 3.1 and 6.2 litres of Petrol in the Fiat (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience has proven that as many motorists get away with it as all those who don't. Whenever you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is the same as gambling everything on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 6.2 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Croma Multijet really should as soon as possible be drained out seeing as your likelihood of driving with this quantity of contamination is in all likelihood below one in fifty - truly long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Fiat and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance concerns as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in the Croma Multijet? If you have, have it drained irrespective of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continually driving a car that is already starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination can only be responsible for more harm being done to the fuel system.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it emptied. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of risk connected with running a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible outcomes of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, etc. These are several of the commonest Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and if you notice any of them stop driving and get it drained immediately.

Refrain from getting any unqualified mechanic to try to drain your car. We are Fiat experts and possess the skills and knowledge required to make certain you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Fiat

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Fiat? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Fiat Croma Multijet?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having national cover, for Fiat motorists especially. We mostly attend:

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

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

The Process

The method of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is fundamentally exactly the same for most vehicle makes. Naturally it may vary a bit as every brand has their particular different fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially follows the following principles:

Petrol in Diesel Fiat

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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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