Bad fuel in your Nissan NV 200 dci? Petrol in a Diesel Nissan?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Nissan is a very common mistake. And its remedy will depend on an assortment of things. If perhaps you want to know what you ought to do to fix it then continue reading.
Right here are the key factors to to consider whenever figuring out whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in to the Nissan, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Nissan NV 200 dci is most likely around 55 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel NV 200 dci will more often than not not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has shown us that quantities less than 2.75 litres (roughly 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is in many instances able to be completely diluted by entirely filling the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It's pretty rare to encounter a vehicle going through difficulties due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is uncommon - in no way impossible to encounter. There are actually some automobiles that won't stand any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Petrol in the Nissan (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown that as many drivers get away with it as all those who break down. When deciding upon whether to chance it and basically fill it up remember that it is just like wagering your car on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 5.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel NV 200 dci must as soon as possible be drained out as your likelihood of driving with this quantity of contamination is in all likelihood below one in fifty - seriously big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan and drove it: Have you detected any performance problems ever since putting the wrong fuel in your NV 200 dci? If so, get it drained irrespective of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continually running an automobile that is already starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably typically be responsible for increasing amounts of harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    Then get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably a certain level of threat associated with operating a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Likely results of driving on the incorrect fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and so on. These are some of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them stop and have it removed as soon as possible.

Steer clear of getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Nissan experts and hold the skills and knowledge needed to make certain that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Nissan NV 200 dci?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering countrywide coverage, for Nissan motorists especially. We typically fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Nissan specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Nissan vehicles. Even if it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you going again.

The Process

The procedure of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is fundamentally the same for the vast majority of vehicles. As you can imagine it may vary a little as every make has their unique distinct fuel system. However it still basically follows the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Nissan

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 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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