Incorrect fuel in a Fiat Grande Punto Multijet? Petrol in your Diesel Fiat?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Fiat is a very common mistake to make. And what you have to do about it is based on several different things. In the event that you would like to find out what you have to do to fix it then please read on.
Right here are the key factors to think about whenever making a decision whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put into the Fiat, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of the Fiat Grande Punto Multijet is normally about 45 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 2.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Grande Punto Multijet will most of the time not be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 2.25 litres (which is almost 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is generally capable of being adequately diluted by means of entirely filling up the tank with Diesel.
      It's highly rare to encounter a motor vehicle having issues due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is very infrequent - not impossible to find. You will discover a few vehicles that will not endure any amount of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Petrol in the Fiat (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience demonstrates that as many people get away with it as those who break down. Any time you are deciding on whether to chance it and just simply top it up consider that it is the same as betting everything on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 4.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Grande Punto Multijet should really right away be drained out seeing that your probability of getting away with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in 50 - seriously big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Fiat and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance troubles ever since putting the wrong fuel in your Grande Punto Multijet? If that's the case, get it drained no matter the volume of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run running a motor vehicle that is now beginning to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination can typically cause increasing amounts of harm being done to the fuel system.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    Then get it removed. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of danger affiliated with operating a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible implications of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the engine not starting, running lumpy, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, etc. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them then stop driving and have it removed right now.

Don't just get any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your car. We are Fiat experts and have the credentials and expertise necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Fiat

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Fiat? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Fiat Grande Punto Multijet?

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We come out and do the fuel drain

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Once carried out You Get Moving Again

Once we have finished you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting countrywide coverage, for Fiat motorists in particular. We mainly deal with:

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

We are Fiat specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Fiat 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 technique of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is in essence identical for virtually all vehicles. Needless to say it can vary a little as each brand has their own distinct fuel system. Even so it still generally observes the below 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 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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