Putting Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes is a very common mistake to make. And its solution is based on several factors. In the event that you want to know what to do about it then keep on reading.
Listed below are the most crucial factors to think about when deciding on whether to get a fuel drain:
Do not just get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Mercedes experts and hold the skills and working experience necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.
Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Mercedes A170 CDI?
Call us and receive honest recommendations and practical help for your particular circumstances
We can come to you to do the complete fuel drain & purge there on scene
As soon as we have finished you will be able to get back moving and get on with your day
We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting countrywide service, for Mercedes motorists particularly. We typically fix:
We are Mercedes specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Mercedes vehicles. Even if it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road once again.
The process of extracting Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is basically the same for the vast majority of vehicles. Of course it can differ a bit as each make has their own distinct fuel system. Having said that it still essentially adheres to the following principles:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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