Contaminated fuel in your Renault Koleos dCi? Petrol in a Diesel Renault?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Renault is a well-known error. And what you want to do about it hinges on several different things. In the event that you would like to know what it is advisable to do about this then continue reading.
Listed here the main factors to take into consideration whenever figuring out whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol did you put in the Renault, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of your Renault Koleos dCi is probably approximately 65 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, as little as 3.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Koleos dCi will typically not be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 3.25 litres (almost 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is in many instances capable of being sufficiently diluted through thoroughly topping up the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is highly uncommon to come across a car going through problems because of below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it's infrequently found - not impossible to find. There are actually a few cars that will not stand any level of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Petrol in the Renault (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has proven that as many motorists get away with it as those people who don't. Any time you are figuring out whether to risk it and just fill it up remember that it is the same as betting it all on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 6.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Koleos dCi should right away be drained seeing that your probability of driving with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly below one in fifty - extremely long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Renault and drove it: Have you spotted any performance issues ever since putting the bad fuel in the Koleos dCi? If you have, get it removed regardless of the quantity of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Continually driving a car that is starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will typically bring about increasing amounts of harm affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need reassurance?
    In that case get it drained. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always some extent of threat linked with running a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and the like. These are a few of the commonest Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them stop and get it removed right away.

Don't just get any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your automobile. We are Renault specialists and possess the credentials and knowledge required to make sure that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Renault

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Renault? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Koleos dCi?

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Once we are done you will be able to get back moving and get on with your trip

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having nationwide coverage, for Renault motorists particularly. We predominantly attend to:

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

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Renault vehicles. Regardless of whether it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The procedure of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially the same for a large number of cars. As you can imagine it can differ to some extent as every manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally follows the below points:

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 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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