Bad fuel in a Renault Grand Kangoo 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 is based on several things. In the event that you want to know what you must do about this then keep on reading.
Listed below are the most crucial factors to to consider whenever choosing whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol have you put in to the Renault, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Renault Grand Kangoo dCi is usually approximately 60 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Petrol, something like 3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Grand Kangoo dCi will generally not really be a massive problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 3 litres (which is 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is quite often able to be sufficiently diluted by wholly topping the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is extremely uncommon to find a car or truck going through problems because of lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is uncommon - definitely not impossible to find. There are some motor vehicles that will not endure any degree of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 3 and 6 litres of Petrol in the Renault (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our experience has shown that as many motorists get away with this as those who break down. Any time you're deciding on whether to risk it and simply fill it up remember that it is just like wagering everything on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 6 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Grand Kangoo dCi ought to promptly be removed seeing as your likelihood of driving with that level of contamination is undoubtedly below one in 50 - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Renault and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance concerns as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in your Grand Kangoo dCi? If you have, have it removed regardless of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive running an automobile that is already beginning to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will just result in more and more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    Simply get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some degree of threat caused by operating a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible outcomes of driving a car on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and the like. These are some of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and if you observe any of them stop driving and have it removed immediately.

Keep away from getting any untrained so-and-so to attend your car. We are Renault experts and hold the skills and practical experience needed to ensure that you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Renault

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Renault? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Grand Kangoo dCi?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering countrywide service, for Renault motorists particularly. We mainly deal with:

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

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Renault vehicles. Whether it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going again.

The Process

The process of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is generally similar for a large number of cars. Naturally it may differ to some extent as every brand has their own distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially follows the following 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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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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