Wrong fuel in your Nissan Note dCi? Petrol in a Diesel Nissan?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Nissan is a usual error. And exactly what you want to do about it varies according to various factors. In the event that you want to know what it is best to do about it then keep reading.
These are the most crucial variables to to consider when determining whether to get it drained:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put in to the Nissan, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of your Nissan Note dCi is most likely roughly 46 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, something like 2.3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Note dCi will usually not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 2.3 litres (5% of the entire fuel tank) is in many instances able to be sufficiently diluted simply by totally topping the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is relatively uncommon to find a car experiencing issues due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is very uncommon - certainly not impossible to encounter. You will discover some vehicles that don't endure any degree of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 2.3 and 4.6 litres of Petrol in the Nissan (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our experience demonstrates that as many motorists get away with this as those people who break down. When figuring out whether to risk it and simply top it up remember that it is just like betting everything on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 4.6 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Note dCi really should as soon as possible be removed seeing as your likelihood of succeeding with that level of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in fifty - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan and drove it: Have you detected any performance troubles ever since putting the wrong fuel in your Note dCi? In that case, have it emptied irrespective of the amount of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Still driving a motor vehicle that is starting to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably just result in more damage affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like security?
    You should get it emptied. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is always some amount of threat caused by driving a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the motor not starting, running unevenly, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and should you observe any of them then stop and have it drained asap.

Keep away from getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Nissan specialists and have got the accreditation and knowledge needed to make certain that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan

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

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Nissan motorists especially. We mainly attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Car
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  • AdBlue contamination
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We are Nissan specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Nissan vehicles. Whether or not it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going once again.

The Procedure

The system of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is fundamentally exactly the same for the vast majority of cars. Obviously it may vary somewhat as each manufacturer has their own different fuel system. However it still essentially follows the following 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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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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