Incorrect fuel in a Nissan Cube dci? Petrol in a Diesel Nissan?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Nissan is a regularly occurring error. And exactly what you need to do about it varies according to a variety of factors. Assuming you want to know what you have to do about this then keep reading.
Listed here the key factors to keep in mind whenever figuring out whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in the Nissan, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of your Nissan Cube dci is usually roughly 50 litres?
    1. A small amount of Petrol, as little as 2.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Cube dci will in most situations not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that an amount under 2.5 litres (which is roughly 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is quite often able to be adequately diluted through completely topping the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It's very uncommon to encounter an automobile experiencing problems due to lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it's unusual - certainly not impossible to find. You can get a few cars that will not endure any quantity of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 2.5 and 5 litres of Petrol in the Nissan (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our experience has shown us that as many people get away with it as those who don't. Whenever trying to decide whether or not to risk it and just top it up consider that it is the same thing as betting all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Cube dci must straightaway be drained seeing as your probability of getting away with that level of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in fifty - seriously long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Nissan and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance troubles after putting the bad fuel in your Cube dci? If so, have it emptied regardless of the amount of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive running a car that is already beginning to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will only end up in increasing amounts of harm affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is inevitably some degree of threat resulting from driving a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely final outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include the engine not starting, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and in the event that you recognise any of them then cease driving and get it drained immediately.

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Put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Nissan Cube dci?

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  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Vehicle
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  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

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

The Procedure

The method of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is generally exactly the same for virtually all cars. As you can imagine it may differ slightly as each brand has their own different fuel system. However it still essentially adheres to the below points:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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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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