Incorrect fuel in your Nissan Pathfinder dCi? Petrol in your Diesel Nissan?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Nissan is a regular problem. And its remedy depends on a variety of things. If perhaps you want to find out what you should do about this then stay with me.
Listed here are the most crucial factors to consider when choosing whether or not to have it drained:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol did you put in to the Nissan, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of the Nissan Pathfinder dCi is normally about 80 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, as little as 4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Pathfinder dCi will generally not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 4 litres (which is 5% of the fuel tank volume) is in many instances capable of being sufficiently diluted through wholly filling up the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It's highly rare to find a motor vehicle experiencing problems because of less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it is very infrequent - not impossible to find. You can get certain automobiles that will not endure any level of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 4 and 8 litres of Petrol in the Nissan (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with this as all those who break down. Whenever deciding whether or not to chance it and just fill it up recognise that it is the same as gambling everything on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything over 8 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Pathfinder dCi should promptly be drained because your likelihood of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is more than likely below one in fifty - really big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Nissan and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance troubles ever since putting the bad fuel in your Pathfinder dCi? In that case, have it removed no matter the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to run running a car that is starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can definitely result in more and more damage being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in assurance?
    In that case get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably a certain level of threat linked with operating a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Possible results of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most typical Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and should you notice any of them stop driving and have it removed right away.

Avoid having any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your vehicle. We are Nissan experts and hold the credentials and knowledge necessary to make certain you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Nissan Pathfinder dCi?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering countrywide cover, for Nissan motorists particularly. We typically attend to:

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

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

The Procedure

The method of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially exactly the same for virtually all motor vehicles. Needless to say it may vary somewhat as every make has their unique fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally adheres to the following guidelines:

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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 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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