Bad fuel in a Land Rover Defender Td5? Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover is a well-known mistake to make. And its solution is dependent upon a few things. If you want to know what you must do about it then keep on reading.
Listed here the most crucial variables to think about when choosing whether to get it drained:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in to the Land Rover, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Land Rover Defender Td5 is in most cases roughly 93 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, something like 4.65 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Defender Td5 will usually not be a big problem. Experience has taught us that anything less than 4.65 litres (which is close to 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is quite often capable of being adequately diluted by means of entirely topping up the tank with Diesel.
      It is pretty rare to find an automobile suffering from difficulties with less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very unusual - not impossible to find. You can get a number of automobiles that don't endure any degree of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 4.65 and 9.3 litres of Petrol in the Land Rover (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with this as those people who don't. Whenever you are trying to decide whether or not to chance it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is very much like wagering it all on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 9.3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Defender Td5 ought to as soon as possible be drained out since your probability of driving with that amount of contamination is probably lower than one in 50 - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance problems since putting the incorrect fuel in the Defender Td5? In that case, get it emptied irrespective of the quantity of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Still driving a motor vehicle that is now beginning to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination can likely bring about more and more damage affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for assurance?
    Then simply just get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is inevitably some amount of threat resulting from driving a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Probable consequences of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor not starting, running lumpy, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, etc. These are a few of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and should you recognise any of them then stop driving and have it drained asap.

Avoid having any untrained so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Land Rover specialists and possess the accreditation and working experience necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Land Rover Defender Td5?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering national service, for Land Rover motorists especially. We predominantly attend to:

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

We are Land Rover specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Land Rover vehicles. Even if it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you going once again.

The Process

The process of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is basically the same for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Needless to say it may differ a bit as every brand has their own distinct fuel system. Even so it still adheres to the below points:

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Fuel Drain

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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