Contaminated fuel in your Fiat Strada TD? Petrol in your Diesel Fiat?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Fiat is a regularly occurring mistake to make. And exactly what you should do about it depends upon a few things. In the event that you would like to know what it is advisable to do about this then keep reading.
These are the most crucial variables to take into account whenever figuring out whether or not to get your car drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol have you put into the Fiat, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Fiat Strada TD is normally about 51 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Petrol, less than 2.55 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Strada TD will normally not be a huge problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 2.55 litres (approximately 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is in many instances capable of being sufficiently diluted simply by thoroughly topping the tank with Diesel.
      It is pretty rare to come across a vehicle experiencing difficulties because of under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it is unusual - not impossible to encounter. There are actually a few vehicles that will not endure any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 2.55 and 5.1 litres of Petrol in the Fiat (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our expertise demonstrates that as many people get away with this as all those who break down. When you are deciding upon whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up consider that it is much like betting your car on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 5.1 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Strada TD should straightaway be drained as your probability of succeeding with this amount of contamination is almost certainly lower than one in fifty - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Fiat and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance troubles after putting the incorrect fuel in the Strada TD? If you have, have it drained regardless of the amount of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Proceeding to drive driving a vehicle that is already beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can definitely be responsible for more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need security?
    You should get it removed. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is invariably some degree of risk in connection with running a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible results of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the commonest Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them then cease driving and get it removed right now.

Keep away from having any general so-and-so to try to fix your vehicle. We are Fiat specialists and have the skills and practical experience needed to ensure you are back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Fiat

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Fiat? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Fiat Strada TD?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting countrywide cover, for Fiat motorists in particular. We mostly attend to:

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

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

The Process

The system of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence similar for virtually all vehicles. Of course it may vary somewhat as every manufacturer has their particular fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially follows the below guidelines:

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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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