Contaminated fuel in a Jeep Patriot CRD? Petrol in a Diesel Jeep?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Jeep is a usual problem. And its remedy will depend on a few things. In case you want to find out what you should do about this then please read on.
These are the main variables to to consider whenever figuring out whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put in to the Jeep, considering that the fuel capacity of your Jeep Patriot CRD is most likely roughly 51 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Petrol, less than 2.55 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Patriot CRD will normally not really be a big problem. Experience has shown us that an amount under 2.55 litres (which is close to 5% of the whole fuel tank) is sometimes able to be completely diluted by wholly topping the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's relatively unusual to find a motor vehicle suffering from problems due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is infrequently found - in no way impossible to find. You will discover a few automobiles that will not stand any quantity of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 2.55 and 5.1 litres of Petrol in the Jeep (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has confirmed that as many people get away with it as all those who break down. When deciding whether to risk it and simply top it up consider that it is very much like wagering all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 5.1 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Patriot CRD must as soon as possible be drained seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with that amount of contamination is certainly less than one in fifty - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Jeep and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance difficulties as a result of putting the bad fuel in your Patriot CRD? If you have, get it drained no matter the quantity of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run driving an automobile that is now beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will typically bring about progressively more harm affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Do you want security?
    In that case get it drained. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of threat connected to running a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Probable outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so on. These are some of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them stop and have it removed as soon as possible.

Keep away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your car. We are Jeep specialists and hold the accreditation and knowledge necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Jeep

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Jeep? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Jeep Patriot CRD?

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We are Jeep specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Jeep vehicles. No matter if it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going again.

The Process

The technique of removing Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially identical for the majority of motor vehicles. Naturally it does vary to some degree as each make has their unique distinct fuel system. Having said that it still 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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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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