Bad fuel in your Nissan x-Trail dCi? Petrol in a Diesel Nissan?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Nissan is a well-known problem. And what you want to do about it is determined by a few things. If perhaps you would like to find out what you need to do about this then keep on reading.
Listed here the key factors to to consider when making a decision whether or not to have the car drained:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in the Nissan, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Nissan x-Trail dCi is in most cases approximately 65 litres?
    1. A small amount of Petrol, something like 3.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel x-Trail dCi will most of the time not really be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount under 3.25 litres (which is roughly 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is generally capable of being adequately diluted by entirely topping up the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's quite unusual to encounter a car or truck going through issues because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is very uncommon - definitely not impossible to find. You can get a number of vehicles that won't endure any amount of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Petrol in the Nissan (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has shown us that as many motorists get away with this as those who don't. Any time you are deciding upon whether or not to risk it and simply fill it up bear in mind that it is very much like gambling everything on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything more than 6.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel x-Trail dCi should really straight away be removed seeing as your likelihood of succeeding with that quantity of contamination is almost certainly less than one in 50 - definitely big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan and drove it: Have you seen any performance issues ever since putting the bad fuel in your x-Trail dCi? If that's the case, get it drained no matter the amount of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run driving a vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination can just cause more damage being caused to the fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for assurance?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of threat affiliated with driving a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely final outcomes of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most common Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and if you notice any of them then stop and have it removed right now.

Refrain from getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your vehicle. We are Nissan specialists and possess the qualifications and experience required to make certain that you are back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Nissan? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Nissan x-Trail dCi?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering nationwide service, for Nissan motorists in particular. We principally attend to:

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

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

The Procedure

The method of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is fundamentally exactly the same for most vehicles. Obviously it does vary to some degree as each manufacturer has their own different fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally adheres to the below guidelines:

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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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