Contaminated fuel in a Fiat Panda Multijet? Petrol in a Diesel Fiat?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Fiat is a common mistake to make. And its solution is based on a variety of things. If you would like to find out what to do about it then stay with me.
Listed here are the most crucial variables to take into consideration when figuring out whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put into the Fiat, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Fiat Panda Multijet is usually approximately 35 litres?
    1. A small amount of Petrol, as little as 1.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Panda Multijet will normally not be a massive problem. Experience has taught us that an amount under 1.75 litres (which is about 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is very often capable of being adequately diluted by thoroughly filling up the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It's pretty unusual to encounter a vehicle going through problems due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is infrequent - not impossible to find. There are actually certain vehicles that won't endure any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 1.75 and 3.5 litres of Petrol in the Fiat (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has proven that as many drivers get away with it as those people who don't. Any time you're trying to decide whether to chance it and simply fill it up bear in mind that it is the same as gambling all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 3.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Panda Multijet should right away be removed seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with that level of contamination is more than likely below one in fifty - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Fiat and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance difficulties ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the Panda Multijet? In that case, have it removed regardless of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to run running a motor vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably only bring about more damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Do you need security?
    Then get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably some amount of threat in connection with operating a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible implications of driving on the incorrect fuel include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the commonest Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and should you detect any of them cease driving and get it drained as soon as possible.

Refrain from getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Fiat specialists and have the accreditation and knowledge necessary to ensure that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Fiat

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Fiat? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Fiat Panda Multijet?

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We are Fiat specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Fiat vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Process

The process of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially exactly the same for a large number of motor vehicles. Naturally it may differ a bit as each make has their unique fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally follows the following points:

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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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