Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Mini is a fairly typical mistake to make. And exactly what you should do about it is dependent upon several things. Assuming you would like to know what it is advisable to do to fix it then stay with me.
Listed below are the key factors to think about whenever deciding whether to have a fuel drain:
Don't simply have any untrained so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Mini specialists and possess the accreditation and expertise necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with no hassle or worry.
Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Mini? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Mini One D Clubman?
Give us a call and receive genuine recommendations and sensible help for your specific circumstances
We would reach you to undertake the full fuel drain & purge right there on scene
When we are done you are able to get back on the road and get on with your trip
We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Mini motorists especially. We predominantly attend:
We are Mini specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Mini vehicles. Even if it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you going again.
The procedure of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is generally similar for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Of course it may vary a little as each make has their own fuel system. Even so it still generally observes 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.
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