Bad fuel in a Nissan Navara? Petrol in a Diesel Nissan?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Nissan is a fairly typical mistake. And exactly what you want to do about it hinges on a variety of things. In the event that you want to find out what it is advisable to do about this then keep reading.
Let us discuss the most important variables to think about when choosing whether to have it drained:

  1. How much Petrol did you put in to the Nissan, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Nissan Navara is most likely approximately 80 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, less than 4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Navara will most of the time not really be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that an amount under 4 litres (roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is in many instances capable of being completely diluted by means of entirely filling up the tank with the right fuel.
      It is pretty rare to come across a motor vehicle going through problems with under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is very infrequent - not impossible to encounter. There are a number of motor vehicles that will not stand any degree of fuel contamination at all.
    2. In between 4 and 8 litres of Petrol in the Nissan (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has confirmed that as many motorists get away with this as those who break down. Whenever you are deciding whether to risk it and simply fill it up recognise that it is the same as gambling everything on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 8 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Navara should really as soon as possible be removed seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with this level of contamination is probably less than one in 50 - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance issues as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the Navara? If that's the case, have it drained irrespective of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Still driving an automobile that is now starting to suffer the effects of fuel contamination can likely result in more and more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of danger associated with driving a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely consequences of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and so on. These are some of the commonest Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and in the event that you observe any of them then cease driving and have it drained as soon as possible.

Keep away from getting any untrained so-and-so to attend your car. We are Nissan specialists and possess the qualifications and experience necessary to ensure you get back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Nissan Navara?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having nationwide coverage, for Nissan motorists especially. We mainly fix:

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

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

The Procedure

The technique of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially identical for virtually all vehicle makes. Naturally it can vary a little as every make has their unique fuel system. However it still basically observes the below points:

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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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