Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Mini is a usual problem. And its solution is based on a variety of things. Assuming you would like to find out what you have to do about this then please read on.
Let us discuss the main factors to keep in mind whenever determining whether or not to get the car drained:
Don't simply get any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your automobile. We are Mini experts and hold the accreditation and experience needed to make sure that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.
By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Mini? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Mini Cooper SD?
Contact us and get straightforward advice and practical help for your particular circumstance
We would go to you to carry out the fuel retrieval & flush there on scene
Once we are done you are able to get back moving and get on with your trip
We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting national cover, for Mini motorists particularly. We principally attend to:
We are Mini specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Mini vehicles. Regardless of whether it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you moving again.
The technique of removing Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is generally exactly the same for the vast majority of vehicles. Of course it does vary somewhat as each manufacturer has their particular fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally follows the following 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 case you have any concerns or require assistance please Contact Us!
We are able to get you on the road once again.
Fuel Fixer Ltd, Linx House, 147 London Road, East Grinstead, RH19 1ET
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