Incorrect fuel in a Fiat Ulysse TD S? Petrol in your Diesel Fiat?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Fiat is a common mistake. And what you have to do about it is dependent upon a few things. If perhaps you would like to know what you have to do about it then stay with me.
These are the most crucial variables to to consider when deciding on whether to get the car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put in the Fiat, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Fiat Ulysse TD S is normally around 80 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Petrol, less than 4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Ulysse TD S will more often than not not really be a massive problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount less than 4 litres (almost 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is sometimes capable of being sufficiently diluted through wholly filling up the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It is relatively unusual to find a car or truck going through difficulties because of below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is infrequently found - not impossible to encounter. There are actually a number of cars that don't endure any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Between 4 and 8 litres of Petrol in the Fiat (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with it as those who break down. When you are figuring out whether to chance it and basically top it up recognise that it is just like betting your car on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 8 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Ulysse TD S should really straightaway be drained out because your probability of getting away with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in 50 - really huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Fiat and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance difficulties ever since putting the bad fuel in the Ulysse TD S? If that's the case, get it drained no matter the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run running an automobile that is now starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will just be responsible for progressively more harm being caused to the fuel system.
  3. Do you want security?
    You should get it drained. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is invariably a certain level of danger linked with operating a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Possible consequences of driving a car on the wrong fuel include things like the motor not starting, running lumpy, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and should you recognise any of them then stop and get it drained right now.

Avoid getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Fiat specialists and hold the accreditation and experience needed to ensure that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Fiat

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Fiat? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Fiat Ulysse TD S?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having countrywide cover, for Fiat motorists in particular. We primarily attend:

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

We are Fiat specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Fiat vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going again.

The Procedure

The technique of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence the same for the majority of motor vehicles. Naturally it does differ a little as every make has their unique distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically 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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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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