Bad fuel in a Mini Cooper D Paceman? Petrol in your Diesel Mini?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Mini is a very common error. And its solution is based on various factors. If perhaps you want to find out what you ought to do about this then please read on.
Listed here are the most crucial variables to be aware of when figuring out whether to have it drained:

  1. How much Petrol did you put in to the Mini, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Mini Cooper D Paceman is most likely roughly 47 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Petrol, something like 2.35 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Cooper D Paceman will in most situations not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that an amount under 2.35 litres (approximately 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is frequently capable of being completely diluted simply by thoroughly topping up the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It is pretty rare to find a car going through issues due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it's unusual - definitely not impossible to find. There are actually certain vehicles that won't endure any level of contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 2.35 and 4.7 litres of Petrol in the Mini (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has proven that as many motorists get away with it as those who break down. Whenever you are deciding on whether to chance it and just simply top it up recognise that it is the same thing as betting your car on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 4.7 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Cooper D Paceman must immediately be drained out as your probability of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is very likely below one in fifty - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Mini and drove it: Have you spotted any performance problems since putting the bad fuel in the Cooper D Paceman? If you have, have it drained no matter the amount of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run driving an automobile that is currently starting to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will just end up in progressively more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    In that case get it drained. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some amount of threat connected to running a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Possible results of driving a car on the wrong fuel can include the motor not starting, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and if you recognise any of them then stop and get it removed as soon as possible.

Keep away from having any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Mini experts and possess the skills and expertise required to make certain that you are back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Mini

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Mini? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Mini Cooper D Paceman?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting countrywide service, for Mini motorists especially. We mainly attend to:

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

We are Mini specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Mini vehicles. No matter if it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving again.

The Procedure

The process of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence exactly the same for a large number of cars. As you can imagine it does differ slightly as each make has their particular distinct fuel system. However it still basically follows the below principles:

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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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