Incorrect fuel in your Renault Captur dCi? Petrol in a Diesel Renault?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Renault is a common mistake to make. And its solution depends on several things. In case you want to know what it is advisable to do to fix it then keep reading.
Listed here are the most crucial variables to take into account whenever figuring out whether to have the car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put in to the Renault, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Renault Captur dCi is in most cases roughly 45 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Petrol, less than 2.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Captur dCi will most of the time not really be a huge problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 2.25 litres (5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is very often able to be sufficiently diluted through thoroughly topping up the tank with Diesel.
      It is rather rare to come across a vehicle having difficulties due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very uncommon - not impossible to find. There are actually some cars that don't endure any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Petrol in the Renault (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our experience has revealed that as many drivers get away with this as all those who break down. Any time you are deciding on whether or not to chance it and just simply top it up bear in mind that it is exactly like gambling everything on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything over 4.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Captur dCi should really as soon as possible be drained out seeing that your probability of succeeding with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - extremely big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Renault and drove it: Have you spotted any performance problems ever since putting the bad fuel in the Captur dCi? In that case, get it removed irrespective of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Still driving a vehicle that is currently beginning to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can only result in even more damage affecting your fuel system.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Then get it emptied. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is invariably a certain level of threat resulting from driving a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Likely final outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, etc. These are some of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and should you observe any of them stop and have it drained right away.

Refrain from having any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Renault experts and have the credentials and experience needed to make certain you get back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Renault

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Renault? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Captur dCi?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting national cover, for Renault motorists especially. We mostly attend:

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

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Renault vehicles. Whether or not it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road once again.

The Process

The technique of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is basically the same for most motor vehicles. Naturally it does vary to some extent as every make has their own different fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally observes 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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