Incorrect fuel in a Land Rover Discovery Td5? Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover is a usual problem. And exactly what you have to do about it is based on a number of things. In the event that you would like to find out what it is best to do about this then please read on.
Listed here the main factors to think about whenever choosing whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol have you put in the Land Rover, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the Land Rover Discovery Td5 is most likely roughly 93 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 4.65 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Discovery Td5 will more often than not not really be a major problem. Experience has shown us that an amount under 4.65 litres (which is close to 5% of the total fuel tank) is usually able to be sufficiently diluted simply by wholly topping up the rest of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's pretty unusual to come across a car or truck having issues because of lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very infrequent - certainly not impossible to find. You will discover a number of cars that don't stand any amount of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 4.65 and 9.3 litres of Petrol in the Land Rover (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with this as those who break down. Whenever deciding upon whether to risk it and just simply fill it up remember that it is the same as wagering all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 9.3 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Discovery Td5 ought to straightaway be removed as your likelihood of succeeding with this amount of contamination is almost certainly less than one in fifty - extremely big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance concerns ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the Discovery Td5? If you have, have it removed regardless of the amount of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Still driving a vehicle that is starting to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination will definitely result in progressively more harm affecting your fuel system.
  3. Do you need reassurance?
    Simply get it removed. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always some extent of threat caused by running a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable consequences of driving a car on the wrong fuel include the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, etc. These are several of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and should you notice any of them then stop driving and have it drained asap.

Don't simply get any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Land Rover experts and have got the qualifications and knowledge required to make certain you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Land Rover Discovery Td5?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting national service, for Land Rover motorists in particular. We principally deal with:

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

We are Land Rover specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Land Rover vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The method of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence exactly the same for a large number of motor vehicles. Naturally it does differ a little as every make has their particular distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially observes the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Land Rover

Fuel Drain

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 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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