Incorrect fuel in your Nissan Almera dCi? Petrol in a Diesel Nissan?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Nissan is a regularly occurring problem. And its remedy is determined by several different factors. Assuming you want to know what you ought to do to sort it out then stay with me.
Listed below are the key factors to to consider when determining whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol have you put in to the Nissan, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Nissan Almera dCi is probably about 60 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, something like 3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Almera dCi will in most situations not really be a major problem. Experience has shown us that quantities under 3 litres (about 5% of the fuel tank) is oftentimes able to be adequately diluted by means of totally filling up the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's rather rare to come across a motor vehicle suffering from difficulties with less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it's rare - certainly not impossible to find. There are some automobiles that don't stand any level of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Petrol in the Nissan (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with it as those people who don't. Any time you are deciding on whether to risk it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is the same thing as betting everything on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 6 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Almera dCi should straight away be removed because your likelihood of getting away with that quantity of contamination is probably less than one in 50 - extremely big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan and drove it: Have you seen any performance problems ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the Almera dCi? If that's the case, have it removed regardless of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continually running a car that is now starting to suffer the effects of fuel contamination will probably likely end up in more and more harm being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Do you want security?
    You should get it removed. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of threat associated with running a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible final outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them stop and get it drained as soon as possible.

Avoid having any unqualified mechanic to try to drain your vehicle. We are Nissan experts and possess the skills and expertise needed to make sure that you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Nissan Almera dCi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering countrywide service, for Nissan motorists particularly. We primarily attend to:

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

We are Nissan specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Nissan vehicles. Whether or not it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Process

The system of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is generally identical for most vehicles. Of course it may differ a bit as every brand has their own fuel system. Even so it still follows the following guidelines:

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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 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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