Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Renault is a regularly occurring mistake. And exactly what you need to do about it varies according to several different factors. In case you would like to find out what to do about it then continue reading.
Here are the main factors to think about when making a decision whether or not to have a fuel drain:
Don't just get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Renault specialists and have the accreditation and practical experience necessary to make certain you get back on the road with no hassle or worry.
By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Renault? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Avantime dCi?
Call us and receive reliable recommendations and practical help for your specific circumstance
We can reach you to undertake the contaminated fuel removal & clean there on scene
As soon as we have completed you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your day
We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting countrywide cover, for Renault motorists especially. We primarily attend to:
We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Renault vehicles. Whether it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you on the road once again.
The procedure of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially similar for virtually all vehicles. Obviously it can differ a bit as every manufacturer has their unique fuel system. However it still fundamentally adheres to the below principles:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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