Contaminated fuel in a Mercedes A160 CDI? Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes is a very common mistake. And its remedy is determined by several different things. If perhaps you would like to know what it is advisable to do to sort it out then keep reading.
Right here are the key variables to consider whenever deciding on whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in to the Mercedes, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Mercedes A160 CDI is normally around 54 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, less than 2.7 litres of Petrol in a Diesel A160 CDI will typically not be a major problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything less than 2.7 litres (which is 5% of the whole fuel tank) is usually able to be sufficiently diluted through completely topping up the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's quite uncommon to encounter an automobile having problems with below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is infrequent - certainly not impossible to encounter. You will discover a number of cars that don't endure any level of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 2.7 and 5.4 litres of Petrol in the Mercedes (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience demonstrates that as many motorists get away with this as those who break down. Any time you're deciding whether or not to chance it and simply top it up remember that it is very much like betting it all on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 5.4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel A160 CDI should really right away be removed seeing that your probability of succeeding with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly below one in 50 - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance issues since putting the bad fuel in the A160 CDI? If that's the case, get it emptied regardless of the volume of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive running a motor vehicle that is starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination can likely result in increasing amounts of damage being caused to the fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably some degree of threat associated with operating a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Possible outcomes of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include the motor not starting, running lumpy, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, etc. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and should you recognise any of them then stop driving and have it removed right away.

Keep away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Mercedes experts and have the credentials and experience necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Mercedes A160 CDI?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering countrywide cover, for Mercedes motorists in particular. We principally attend:

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

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

The Process

The method of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is generally the same for virtually all vehicles. Needless to say it can vary a bit as every brand has their own fuel system. Having said that it still generally observes the below points:

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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

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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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