Wrong fuel in a Jeep Cherokee CRD? Petrol in a Diesel Jeep?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Jeep is a very common error. And its remedy depends on various things. In case you want to know what it is advisable to do about this then please read on.
Let us discuss the key factors to think about when deciding whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Petrol have you put in to the Jeep, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Jeep Cherokee CRD is most likely roughly 70 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Petrol, as little as 3.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Cherokee CRD will in most situations not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything under 3.5 litres (approximately 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is very often capable of being completely diluted simply by wholly filling up the tank with the right fuel.
      It is extremely uncommon to find a car suffering from problems because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it's rare - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are some automobiles that will not stand any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 3.5 and 7 litres of Petrol in the Jeep (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with this as those people who don't. Whenever you are figuring out whether or not to risk it and just top it up remember that it is exactly like wagering everything on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 7 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Cherokee CRD should straight away be removed since your probability of getting away with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in 50 - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Jeep and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance problems after putting the bad fuel in your Cherokee CRD? In that case, have it removed no matter the volume of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run running a car that is currently beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can definitely lead to progressively more damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Would you like security?
    Simply get it removed. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of threat resulting from driving a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and if you notice any of them then cease driving and get it removed immediately.

Avoid having any unqualified so-and-so to try to repair your automobile. We are Jeep specialists and have the accreditation and practical experience necessary to ensure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Jeep

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Jeep? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Jeep Cherokee CRD?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having national coverage, for Jeep motorists especially. We typically deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

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

The Process

The procedure of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is in essence the same for a large number of motor vehicles. Needless to say it can differ somewhat as each make has their own fuel system. However it still generally adheres to 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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