Contaminated fuel in your Fiat Idea JTD Multijet? Petrol in a Diesel Fiat?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Fiat is a fairly typical error. And its remedy is dependent upon a variety of things. In the event that you want to know what it is advisable to do to fix it then please read on.
These are the main variables to be aware of whenever determining whether to have the car drained:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in to the Fiat, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Fiat Idea JTD Multijet is probably roughly 47 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, something like 2.35 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Idea JTD Multijet will in most cases not be a massive problem. Experience has taught us that quantities under 2.35 litres (close to 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is generally able to be sufficiently diluted through thoroughly filling up the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is rather rare to come across a vehicle going through problems due to less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's infrequently found - definitely not impossible to find. There are a few automobiles that won't stand any degree of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.35 and 4.7 litres of Petrol in the Fiat (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has shown us that as many motorists get away with this as those who break down. Any time you're deciding on whether or not to risk it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is very much like gambling your car on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything over 4.7 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Idea JTD Multijet must straight away be drained out since your probability of succeeding with that amount of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in 50 - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Fiat and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance issues ever since putting the bad fuel in the Idea JTD Multijet? If so, get it drained irrespective of the amount of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Continuing to drive running a motor vehicle that is now beginning to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will typically bring about progressively more damage being done to the fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    You should get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably some degree of risk affiliated with operating a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely implications of driving a car on the wrong fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and the like. These are some of the commonest Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you detect any of them then stop and get it drained right now.

Steer clear of getting any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your vehicle. We are Fiat specialists and hold the qualifications and practical experience required to ensure you get back on the road with minimum 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 Idea JTD Multijet?

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Once we are done you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your trip

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting national coverage, for Fiat motorists in particular. We predominantly fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Fiat specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Fiat vehicles. Whether it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you going once again.

The Procedure

The procedure of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is generally identical for most vehicles. Of course it does differ a little as every brand has their own different fuel system. Having said that it still generally adheres to the below points:

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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 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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