Contaminated fuel in a Mazda 2 MZ-CD? Petrol in a Diesel Mazda?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Mazda is a fairly typical mistake. And what you want to do about it varies according to various things. In the event that you would like to know what it is advisable to do about it then read on.
Listed below are the most important variables to take into consideration whenever making a decision whether to get your car drained:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put in to the Mazda, considering that the fuel capacity of the Mazda 2 MZ-CD is usually around 43 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Petrol, something like 2.15 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 2 MZ-CD will usually not really be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 2.15 litres (approximately 5% of the fuel tank) is very often capable of being completely diluted by means of entirely topping the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It is rather uncommon to come across a vehicle experiencing problems due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is very infrequently found - not impossible to encounter. You will discover certain cars that don't stand any level of fuel contamination at all.
    2. In between 2.15 and 4.3 litres of Petrol in the Mazda (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown that as many drivers get away with it as all those who break down. When you are deciding on whether to risk it and simply top it up remember that it is exactly like betting everything on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 4.3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 2 MZ-CD must promptly be drained seeing that your probability of succeeding with this amount of contamination is probably below one in fifty - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Mazda and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance issues as a result of putting the bad fuel in your 2 MZ-CD? If that's the case, have it removed regardless of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continually running a motor vehicle that is starting to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will likely lead to more damage being done to the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    You should get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of danger connected to running a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, etc. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and if you detect any of them then stop driving and get it removed right away.

Keep away from getting any unqualified so-and-so to try to fix your car. We are Mazda experts and possess the skills and practical experience required to make sure that you get back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Mazda

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Mazda? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Mazda 2 MZ-CD?

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  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Auto
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We are Mazda specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Mazda vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going once again.

The Procedure

The process of extracting Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially similar for most vehicle makes. Obviously it can differ slightly as each manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially adheres to 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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