Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes is a regularly occurring problem. And what you need to do about it hinges on various factors. In case you want to know what you must do about this then keep on reading.
Listed here the most important variables to be aware of whenever deciding on whether to get the car drained:
Avoid having any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Mercedes experts and have got the certification and practical experience required to make certain you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.
Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Mercedes E280 CDI?
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The process of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially the same for the vast majority of vehicles. As you can imagine it does vary a little as each brand has their unique different fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally adheres to the below guidelines:
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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