Wrong fuel in your Mercedes V 230 TD? Petrol in your Diesel Mercedes?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes is a common error. And what you should do about it is based on a number of things. If you would like to find out what it is advisable to do about this then stay with me.
Right here are the key factors to to consider whenever choosing whether to get it drained:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put into the Mercedes, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Mercedes V 230 TD is in most cases roughly 78 litres?
    1. A small amount of Petrol, something like 3.9 litres of Petrol in a Diesel V 230 TD will in most cases not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that quantities less than 3.9 litres (about 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is usually able to be sufficiently diluted by wholly filling the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is quite unusual to find a car or truck having difficulties due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is rare - definitely not impossible to find. There are some vehicles that will not endure any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 3.9 and 7.8 litres of Petrol in the Mercedes (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has demonstrated that as many motorists get away with this as all those who don't. Any time you are trying to decide whether or not to risk it and just simply fill it up bear in mind that it is the same as wagering everything on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 7.8 litres of Petrol in a Diesel V 230 TD ought to as soon as possible be drained as your probability of getting away with that amount of contamination is undoubtedly below one in fifty - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes and drove it: Have you seen any performance issues ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the V 230 TD? In that case, have it drained irrespective of the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continually driving a car that is already starting to suffer the effects of fuel contamination will definitely be responsible for more and more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like assurance?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of threat resulting from operating a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable implications of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most typical Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and if you recognise any of them then stop driving and have it removed right now.

Avoid getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Mercedes experts and hold the skills and knowledge required to ensure you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Mercedes V 230 TD?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having countrywide cover, for Mercedes motorists in particular. We mostly deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in your Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Mercedes specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Mercedes vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Process

The system of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially similar for a large number of cars. As you can imagine it may differ a little as each make has their unique distinct fuel system. However it still fundamentally follows the below principles:

Petrol in Diesel Mercedes

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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

Get the car up and running again

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Petrol in Diesel Questions

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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