Putting Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes is a regular problem. And its remedy depends on a few factors. If you want to find out what it is advisable to do about it then continue reading.
Here are the key factors to to consider whenever determining whether or not to have the car drained:
Do not just have any jack-of-all-trades to try to repair your vehicle. We are Mercedes experts and hold the skills and expertise required to make certain that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.
By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Mercedes? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Mercedes Viano CDI?
Give us a call and obtain sincere recommendations and practical help for your exact circumstances
We would go to you to perform the complete contaminated fuel retrieval & flush right there on scene
When we have finished you are able to get back on the road and get on with your day
We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting national service, for Mercedes motorists especially. We principally fix:
We are Mercedes specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Mercedes vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you moving again.
The technique of removing Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is fundamentally similar for a large number of cars. Of course it may differ slightly as every make has their particular distinct fuel system. However it still generally 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.
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