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

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Renault is a regular mistake. And what you should do about it is based on several factors. If you would like to find out what to do about this then please read on.
Listed here the main factors to take into account when deciding whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in the Renault, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of your Renault Latitude dCi is probably roughly 70 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, as little as 3.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Latitude dCi will generally not be a big problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 3.5 litres (close to 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is often capable of being adequately diluted by means of entirely topping the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is quite rare to find a motor vehicle having difficulties because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's unusual - definitely not impossible to encounter. You can get a few vehicles that don't endure any amount of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 3.5 and 7 litres of Petrol in the Renault (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with it as those people who break down. When trying to decide whether to chance it and simply fill it up consider that it is much like wagering your car on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything above 7 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Latitude dCi really should promptly be drained since your likelihood of driving with this amount of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in 50 - definitely long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Renault and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance troubles after putting the incorrect fuel in your Latitude dCi? In that case, get it drained no matter the volume of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Still driving a car that is currently starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will definitely bring about more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    In that case get it drained. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is always some amount of danger affiliated with operating a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and so on. These are some of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and should you detect any of them cease driving and have it removed as soon as possible.

Don't simply have any general so-and-so to try to drain your automobile. We are Renault specialists and hold the accreditation and expertise necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Renault

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Renault? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Latitude dCi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having national cover, for Renault motorists especially. We predominantly attend to:

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

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Renault vehicles. No matter if it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road again.

The Process

The technique of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence the same for the majority of vehicles. Needless to say it can differ a bit as every make has their unique different fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally follows the below principles:

Petrol in Diesel Renault

Fuel Drain

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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