Incorrect fuel in a Nissan Micra dCi? Petrol in a Diesel Nissan?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Nissan is a well-known error. And its remedy depends upon a number of factors. In the event that you would like to find out what it is advisable to do to fix it then stay with me.
These are the most important variables to take into account when choosing whether to have the car drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol have you put in the Nissan, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Nissan Micra dCi is usually around 46 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, less than 2.3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Micra dCi will in most situations not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 2.3 litres (which is about 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is frequently capable of being completely diluted simply by totally topping the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It is extremely unusual to encounter an automobile suffering from issues with below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is unusual - not impossible to find. You will discover a number of vehicles that won't stand any amount of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Between 2.3 and 4.6 litres of Petrol in the Nissan (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with this as all those who don't. When you are deciding on whether to risk it and basically fill it up bear in mind that it is just like betting it all on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 4.6 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Micra dCi ought to immediately be removed since your probability of succeeding with this amount of contamination is more than likely lower than one in 50 - truly long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance problems ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the Micra dCi? If that's the case, have it removed regardless of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving a motor vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination can just cause more harm being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Would you like reassurance?
    Then get it emptied. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is inevitably some amount of danger connected with driving a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable consequences of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and if you recognise any of them stop driving and get it removed as soon as possible.

Do not simply have any untrained so-and-so to try to fix your automobile. We are Nissan experts and hold the accreditation and knowledge needed to make certain you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Nissan Micra dCi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having nationwide service, for Nissan motorists especially. We principally fix:

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

We are Nissan specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Nissan vehicles. Whether it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you moving once again.

The Process

The system of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially exactly the same for virtually all cars. As you can imagine it can vary to some extent as every brand has their particular fuel system. However it still basically follows the following principles:

Petrol in Diesel Nissan

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Get the car up and running again

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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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