Putting Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes is a very common mistake. And what you should do about it depends upon a variety of factors. If perhaps you want to find out what it is advisable to do to fix it then read on.
Listed here the key factors to be aware of when making a decision whether to have a fuel drain:
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Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Mercedes B220 CDI?
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We are able to reach you to undertake the complete contaminated fuel drain & flush right there on scene
When we are done you will be able to get back on your way and get on with your day
We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having national cover, for Mercedes motorists especially. We mainly attend to:
We are Mercedes specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Mercedes vehicles. Even if it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you on the road again.
The procedure of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence similar for most motor vehicles. Needless to say it does vary to some extent as each brand has their unique different fuel system. However it still generally adheres to the below points:
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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