Incorrect fuel in your Honda CR-V DTEC? Petrol in your Diesel Honda?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Honda is a regularly occurring problem. And exactly what you need to do about it varies according to a few factors. In case you want to know what to do about it then read on.
Listed here are the key variables to consider when making a decision whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put into the Honda, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of your Honda CR-V DTEC is normally approximately 58 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, as little as 2.9 litres of Petrol in a Diesel CR-V DTEC will usually not really be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that quantities under 2.9 litres (which is about 5% of the total fuel tank) is often able to be sufficiently diluted by means of totally filling up the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's extremely uncommon to encounter a motor vehicle suffering from issues due to less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's unusual - not impossible to find. You can get some motor vehicles that won't stand any degree of contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 2.9 and 5.8 litres of Petrol in the Honda (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has proven that as many motorists get away with this as all those who break down. When you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and simply top it up remember that it is the same thing as gambling all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 5.8 litres of Petrol in a Diesel CR-V DTEC ought to right away be removed since your probability of getting away with this amount of contamination is almost certainly below one in 50 - seriously long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Honda and drove it: Have you observed any performance concerns after putting the wrong fuel in your CR-V DTEC? If so, have it removed irrespective of the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run driving a car that is now starting to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will typically lead to even more harm being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Would you like security?
    In that case get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is always some amount of threat connected with driving a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely results of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and the like. These are some of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and if you detect any of them then stop and get it drained right now.

Do not just have any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Honda experts and have got the credentials and experience required to ensure you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Honda

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Honda? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Honda CR-V DTEC?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting nationwide cover, for Honda motorists in particular. We mainly fix:

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

We are Honda specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Honda vehicles. Regardless of whether it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The process of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is basically similar for virtually all vehicle makes. Needless to say it can vary a little as each manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally observes the following 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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