Wrong fuel in a Renault Trafic dCi? Petrol in a Diesel Renault?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Renault is a usual problem. And exactly what you have to do about it is dependent upon several factors. Assuming you want to find out what you ought to do to fix it then keep on reading.
Listed here the most important variables to to consider when determining whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put in the Renault, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Renault Trafic dCi is probably approximately 90 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Petrol, something like 4.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Trafic dCi will generally not really be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that quantities under 4.5 litres (which is about 5% of the entire fuel tank) is in many instances capable of being completely diluted simply by totally topping up the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is extremely uncommon to find a motor vehicle having difficulties because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's unusual - in no way impossible to find. You will discover some cars that won't stand any level of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 4.5 and 9 litres of Petrol in the Renault (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has proven that as many people get away with this as those people who break down. When figuring out whether or not to risk it and just simply fill it up recognise that it is very much like wagering it all on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 9 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Trafic dCi really should promptly be drained as your likelihood of succeeding with that amount of contamination is probably below one in fifty - definitely long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Renault and drove it: Have you seen any performance problems after putting the wrong fuel in the Trafic dCi? If so, get it removed irrespective of the amount of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run driving an automobile that is currently starting to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably only end up in even more harm being done to the fuel system.
  3. Do you need reassurance?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably some degree of threat in connection with running a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Likely final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so on. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you recognise any of them stop and have it removed right now.

Don't just have any unqualified so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Renault specialists and have the certification and experience necessary to make sure that you get back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Renault

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

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Renault motorists particularly. We primarily attend:

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

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Renault vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going again.

The Process

The process of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially the same for the majority of motor vehicles. Naturally it does vary to some degree as each make has their own distinct fuel system. However it still essentially adheres to 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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