Contaminated fuel in a Land Rover Range Rover DT? Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover is a usual mistake. And exactly what you want to do about it is based on a number of things. Assuming you would like to know what to do to fix it then keep reading.
Listed below are the most crucial variables to take into account when choosing whether or not to get your car drained:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in to the Land Rover, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of your Land Rover Range Rover DT is most likely around 90 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, something like 4.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Range Rover DT will in most cases not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 4.5 litres (which is about 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is oftentimes able to be sufficiently diluted through thoroughly filling up the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's rather rare to come across a car experiencing issues due to below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is unusual - not impossible to encounter. You will discover some automobiles that don't stand any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Between 4.5 and 9 litres of Petrol in the Land Rover (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has proven that as many drivers get away with this as all those who break down. When trying to decide whether to chance it and simply fill it up bear in mind that it is the same as gambling your car on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything above 9 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Range Rover DT must promptly be removed seeing that your likelihood of getting away with this amount of contamination is very likely less than one in fifty - truly long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover and drove it: Have you detected any performance difficulties as a result of putting the wrong fuel in your Range Rover DT? If that's the case, get it emptied irrespective of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continually running a car that is currently beginning to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination can typically result in even more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    In that case get it emptied. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of risk associated with operating a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, etc. These are a few of the most typical Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them then stop and get it drained as soon as possible.

Don't just have any unqualified mechanic to try to drain your vehicle. We are Land Rover experts and have the accreditation and expertise necessary to ensure you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Land Rover? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Land Rover Range Rover DT?

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Call us and obtain straightforward advice and sensible help for your specific circumstances

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We can come to you to undertake the contaminated fuel retrieval & flush there on scene

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As soon as we are done you are able to get back on your way and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering nationwide coverage, for Land Rover motorists particularly. We typically fix:

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

We are Land Rover specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Land Rover vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going once again.

The Process

The process of extracting Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is generally similar for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Naturally it does vary somewhat as each make has their own fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally adheres to the below 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 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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