Contaminated fuel in a Nissan Primera dCi? Petrol in a Diesel Nissan?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Nissan is a very common problem. And what you want to do about it depends upon various factors. If perhaps you want to know what you have to do about this then continue reading.
Listed here are the main factors to consider when making a decision whether to have it drained:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put in the Nissan, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Nissan Primera dCi is normally around 62 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Petrol, as little as 3.1 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Primera dCi will in most situations not be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that an amount under 3.1 litres (about 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is quite often able to be sufficiently diluted by totally filling up the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's very rare to come across a car or truck going through issues because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very infrequent - definitely not impossible to find. There are a number of cars that won't stand any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 3.1 and 6.2 litres of Petrol in the Nissan (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has proven that as many drivers get away with this as all those who break down. Whenever deciding upon whether or not to risk it and just simply fill it up consider that it is very much like gambling your car on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 6.2 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Primera dCi ought to straightaway be drained seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with that level of contamination is very likely below one in fifty - really big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan and drove it: Have you observed any performance troubles after putting the bad fuel in your Primera dCi? In that case, have it removed no matter the volume of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continually running an automobile that is currently starting to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination can just lead to even more harm affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    Then get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is invariably a certain level of risk connected to running a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Likely implications of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include the motor not starting, running unevenly, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most common Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and in the event that you observe any of them cease driving and have it drained right away.

Stay away from having any unqualified so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Nissan specialists and hold the accreditation and expertise required to ensure that you get back on the road with minimum 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 Primera dCi?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering countrywide service, for Nissan motorists especially. We mainly attend:

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

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

The Process

The method of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is generally the same for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Of course it may vary a little as every brand has their particular different fuel system. However it still follows the below principles:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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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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