Wrong fuel in a Renault Grand Espace dCi? Petrol in a Diesel Renault?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Renault is a very common problem. And its remedy will depend on various things. If you want to find out what to do to fix it then read on.
Let us discuss the most crucial variables to take into consideration whenever figuring out whether to get your car drained:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put into the Renault, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Renault Grand Espace dCi is usually around 83 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, less than 4.15 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Grand Espace dCi will generally not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything less than 4.15 litres (about 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is often capable of being completely diluted by thoroughly filling up the tank with Diesel.
      It's quite uncommon to find a vehicle having issues due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is very infrequent - not impossible to encounter. You can get certain vehicles that will not endure any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 4.15 and 8.3 litres of Petrol in the Renault (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has shown that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. Whenever you are deciding on whether or not to chance it and simply fill it up bear in mind that it is the same as wagering it all on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 8.3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Grand Espace dCi should really as soon as possible be drained out because your probability of getting away with this amount of contamination is probably lower than one in fifty - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Renault and drove it: Have you noticed any performance issues as a result of putting the bad fuel in the Grand Espace dCi? If you have, get it emptied no matter the quantity of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Still driving an automobile that is already beginning to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will probably likely end up in even more damage being caused to the fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like reassurance?
    Simply get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of threat resulting from running a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible consequences of driving a car on the wrong fuel can include the engine not starting, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them stop driving and get it drained asap.

Steer clear of getting any untrained so-and-so to try to repair your vehicle. We are Renault specialists and have got the certification and experience required to make sure that you get back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Renault

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Renault? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Grand Espace dCi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having nationwide service, for Renault motorists in particular. We predominantly attend:

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

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Renault vehicles. Regardless of whether it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you moving again.

The Process

The system of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially exactly the same for a large number of vehicle makes. Naturally it does differ to some degree as every manufacturer has their own different fuel system. Even so it still basically observes the below guidelines:

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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 Questions

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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