Contaminated fuel in your Renault Safrane dT? Petrol in your Diesel Renault?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Renault is a regular mistake to make. And its solution is determined by a variety of factors. If you want to find out what you need to do to fix it then continue reading.
Right here are the main variables to take into consideration whenever figuring out whether or not 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 the Renault Safrane dT is normally around 80 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, as little as 4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Safrane dT will most of the time not really be a significant problem. Experience has taught us that anything less than 4 litres (close to 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is oftentimes capable of being adequately diluted by means of completely topping up the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's relatively rare to encounter an automobile having issues due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is very uncommon - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are certain cars that will not stand any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 4 and 8 litres of Petrol in the Renault (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has demonstrated that as many people get away with this as those people who don't. Any time you're deciding on whether to chance it and just fill it up bear in mind that it is much like betting everything on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 8 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Safrane dT must promptly be drained out seeing that your likelihood of getting away with that amount of contamination is undoubtedly below one in 50 - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Renault and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance troubles since putting the bad fuel in your Safrane dT? In that case, get it drained irrespective of the volume of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Continually driving a vehicle that is already beginning to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination can typically cause more and more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    You should get it drained. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is invariably some amount of threat connected with running a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them stop and get it drained right now.

Avoid getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Renault specialists and have got the qualifications and knowledge needed to ensure that you get back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Renault

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Renault? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Safrane dT?

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Call us and obtain reliable recommendations and sensible assistance for your exact circumstances

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We would reach you to undertake the complete contaminated fuel retrieval & flush right there on scene

All done & You Get Moving Once again

Once we have finished you will be able to get back moving and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering national service, for Renault motorists particularly. We primarily attend:

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

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Renault vehicles. Even if it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving again.

The Process

The procedure of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially the same for a large number of cars. Obviously it may vary a bit as every make has their particular fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially adheres to the below guidelines:

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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