Contaminated fuel in a Renault Clio dCi? Petrol in a Diesel Renault?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Renault is a regularly occurring problem. And its solution hinges on several things. In the event that you want to know what you must do about this then read on.
Let us discuss the key variables to to consider whenever figuring out whether or not to get your car drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put into the Renault, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Renault Clio dCi is in most cases approximately 50 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, less than 2.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Clio dCi will in most situations not be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount under 2.5 litres (which is almost 5% of the overall fuel tank) is very often capable of being adequately diluted through wholly topping the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It is relatively rare to find a vehicle having problems due to lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it's infrequently found - in no way impossible to encounter. You can get certain automobiles that will not endure any level of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 2.5 and 5 litres of Petrol in the Renault (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has shown that as many motorists get away with it as those who break down. When trying to decide whether or not to chance it and just simply top it up bear in mind that it is exactly like betting it all on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Clio dCi ought to promptly be removed since your probability of driving with that level of contamination is in all likelihood below one in fifty - seriously long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Renault and drove it: Have you observed any performance issues after putting the incorrect fuel in your Clio dCi? In that case, get it drained irrespective of the volume of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Continually running an automobile that is beginning to suffer the effects of fuel contamination will only end up in progressively more damage being done to the fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    You should get it emptied. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of threat in connection with driving a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Probable implications of driving on the wrong fuel include the engine not starting, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most common Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and should you detect any of them then cease driving and have it removed immediately.

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Put Petrol in a Diesel Renault

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Renault? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Clio dCi?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering national coverage, for Renault motorists particularly. We mostly deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Auto
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  • AdBlue fuel contamination
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We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Renault vehicles. No matter if it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.

The Procedure

The system of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is fundamentally similar for most vehicle makes. Naturally it can differ somewhat as every manufacturer has their particular fuel system. Having said that it still generally adheres to the below principles:

Petrol in Diesel Renault

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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 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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