Incorrect fuel in your Land Rover Freelander TD4? Petrol in your Diesel Land Rover?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover is a fairly typical mistake. And its solution hinges on a few things. Assuming you would like to know what you need to do to sort it out then please read on.
Listed here are the key factors to to consider whenever deciding whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Petrol did you put into the Land Rover, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Land Rover Freelander TD4 is most likely around 68 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, something like 3.4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Freelander TD4 will in most situations not really be a major problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 3.4 litres (about 5% of the whole fuel tank) is usually capable of being adequately diluted simply by thoroughly topping the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It is very rare to come across a motor vehicle suffering from problems because of lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it's rare - in no way impossible to encounter. You will discover some vehicles that will not endure any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 3.4 and 6.8 litres of Petrol in the Land Rover (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our experience has shown us that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. Whenever you are deciding on whether or not to chance it and simply top it up recognise that it is the same thing as wagering all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything over 6.8 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Freelander TD4 should really immediately be drained out seeing as your probability of succeeding with that amount of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in fifty - seriously long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover and drove it: Have you noted any performance troubles as a result of putting the bad fuel in your Freelander TD4? In that case, have it drained no matter the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Still driving a vehicle that is starting to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably definitely be responsible for more and more damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of danger resulting from running a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable implications of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so on. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and should you observe any of them stop and have it removed right now.

Refrain from getting any untrained so-and-so to attend your car. We are Land Rover specialists and have the certification and knowledge needed to make sure that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Land Rover Freelander TD4?

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We come out and do the fuel drain

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All done & You Get Moving Once again

As soon as we have completed you will be able to get back moving and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting national coverage, for Land Rover motorists particularly. We mostly attend:

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

We are Land Rover specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Land Rover vehicles. Whether or not it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you moving again.

The Procedure

The procedure of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially identical for most motor vehicles. Obviously it does vary to some extent as every make has their particular fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally adheres to the following principles:

Petrol in Diesel Land Rover

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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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