Putting Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes is a well-known error. And its solution is dependent upon several things. In the event that you want to find out what it is advisable to do about it then keep reading.
These are the most crucial factors to take into account when determining whether or not to have a fuel drain:
Do not just get any untrained so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Mercedes specialists and possess the certification and working experience necessary to ensure you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.
By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Mercedes S420 CDI?
Call us and get honest recommendations and practical assistance for your specific circumstance
We would go to you to do the full fuel removal & purge there on scene
As soon as we are done you will be able to get back on your way and get on with your trip
We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering national service, for Mercedes motorists especially. We mainly attend:
We are Mercedes specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Mercedes vehicles. Regardless of whether it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you on the road once again.
The process of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially similar for the majority of motor vehicles. Of course it may vary a little as every manufacturer has their own different fuel system. However it still basically adheres to the below 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.
In the event that you have any questions or want assistance please Contact Us!
We can get you moving once again.
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