Incorrect fuel in your Nissan Qashqai+2 dCi? Petrol in your Diesel Nissan?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Nissan is a regularly occurring mistake to make. And exactly what you should do about it depends on an assortment of things. Assuming you want to find out what it is best to do about this then stay with me.
Right here are the key variables to consider when choosing whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put into the Nissan, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Nissan Qashqai+2 dCi is most likely roughly 65 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, less than 3.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Qashqai+2 dCi will in most cases not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities under 3.25 litres (which is roughly 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is in many instances capable of being completely diluted by means of wholly filling the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It's relatively rare to encounter a vehicle suffering from difficulties with below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it's unusual - certainly not impossible to find. You will discover certain automobiles that won't endure any level of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Petrol in the Nissan (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has proven that as many motorists get away with this as all those who don't. Whenever you are deciding upon whether to risk it and simply top it up recognise that it is much like betting all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything above 6.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Qashqai+2 dCi should immediately be drained since your probability of succeeding with that level of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in fifty - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Nissan and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance problems since putting the wrong fuel in the Qashqai+2 dCi? In that case, get it emptied regardless of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Still driving a car that is already starting to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will typically bring about more damage affecting the fuel system.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    In that case get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some extent of danger caused by running a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible consequences of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so on. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and if you recognise any of them stop and get it removed asap.

Don't just have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Nissan experts and possess the credentials and experience required to make certain you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Nissan Qashqai+2 dCi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having nationwide coverage, for Nissan motorists especially. We primarily attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Vehicle
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  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Nissan specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Nissan vehicles. Whether or not it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you moving again.

The Process

The method of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is basically identical for most vehicles. As you can imagine it does vary to some extent as each make has their particular distinct fuel system. Having said that it still basically 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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