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

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Fiat is a very common problem. And its remedy is based on a number of factors. If you would like to know what you have to do to sort it out then read on.
Listed here are the key factors to consider when making a decision whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in the Fiat, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Fiat Punto Multijet is normally about 49 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, something like 2.45 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Punto Multijet will most of the time not be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount under 2.45 litres (approximately 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is in many instances capable of being adequately diluted through wholly topping the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is rather uncommon to encounter a motor vehicle having difficulties because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is rare - definitely not impossible to find. There are actually a few automobiles that don't stand any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 2.45 and 4.9 litres of Petrol in the Fiat (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has confirmed that as many drivers get away with this as those who break down. Whenever you are deciding upon whether or not to chance it and just fill it up consider that it is very much like betting all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 4.9 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Punto Multijet must immediately be removed seeing that your probability of succeeding with this amount of contamination is more than likely less than one in fifty - really big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Fiat and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance concerns since putting the bad fuel in your Punto Multijet? If you have, have it drained irrespective of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continually running a car that is currently beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can just end up in even more damage affecting your fuel system.
  3. Do you need reassurance?
    Then get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is always some extent of threat associated with running a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Probable consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor not starting, running unevenly, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most common Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and in the event that you notice any of them cease driving and get it drained as soon as possible.

Stay away from getting any unqualified so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Fiat specialists and have got the skills and expertise needed to ensure you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Fiat

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Fiat? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Fiat Punto Multijet?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering countrywide cover, for Fiat motorists especially. We mostly attend:

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

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

The Process

The technique of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is basically similar for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Obviously it may vary a little as every make has their own fuel system. However it still adheres to the below 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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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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