Contaminated fuel in your Mini One D Countryman? Petrol in your Diesel Mini?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Mini is a regular error. And exactly what you have to do about it hinges on a number of factors. In the event that you would like to know what it is best to do about it then keep reading.
Right here are the most crucial factors to consider when making a decision whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in to the Mini, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Mini One D Countryman is in most cases roughly 47 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, less than 2.35 litres of Petrol in a Diesel One D Countryman will quite often not be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount under 2.35 litres (which is almost 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is quite often able to be completely diluted by completely topping the rest of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is pretty unusual to encounter a vehicle having problems because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it's rare - in no way impossible to encounter. There are actually a number of vehicles that don't stand any degree of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 2.35 and 4.7 litres of Petrol in the Mini (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has revealed that as many drivers get away with it as those who don't. When deciding on whether to chance it and basically fill it up remember that it is the same thing as gambling everything on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 4.7 litres of Petrol in your Diesel One D Countryman really should promptly be removed as your probability of getting away with this level of contamination is certainly lower than one in fifty - seriously big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Mini and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance difficulties as a result of putting the bad fuel in your One D Countryman? If so, get it removed no matter the amount of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run driving a motor vehicle that is now beginning to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination will definitely result in increasing amounts of damage being done to the fuel system.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    You should get it removed. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some amount of threat linked with operating a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the motor not starting, running unevenly, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, etc. These are some of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and should you observe any of them then stop driving and get it removed as soon as possible.

Do not just get any general so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Mini experts and possess the qualifications and expertise needed to make certain you get back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Mini

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Mini? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Mini One D Countryman?

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Call us and obtain honest advice and practical assistance for your precise circumstance

We come out and drain it

We would come to you to undertake the complete fuel retrieval & flush there on scene

Once done You Get Moving Once again

As soon as we have completed you will be able to get back on the road and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting national service, for Mini motorists in particular. We principally attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Car
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Mini specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Mini vehicles. Even if it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The process of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially similar for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Naturally it can vary a bit as each manufacturer has their own distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally adheres to the below guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Mini

Fuel Drain

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 FAQs

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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