Contaminated fuel in your Renault Twingo dCi? Petrol in your Diesel Renault?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Renault is a common error. And what you should do about it is dependent upon several factors. In the event that you would like to know what you should do about it then continue reading.
Right here are the most crucial factors to take into account when deciding whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put into the Renault, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Renault Twingo dCi is usually about 40 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, something like 2 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Twingo dCi will more often than not not be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount under 2 litres (roughly 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is quite often capable of being sufficiently diluted by means of wholly topping up the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's pretty uncommon to encounter a motor vehicle suffering from problems due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is very infrequently found - in no way impossible to find. You will discover a few cars that won't stand any quantity of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2 and 4 litres of Petrol in the Renault (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our experience has confirmed that as many drivers get away with it as all those who break down. When you are deciding whether to chance it and simply fill it up consider that it is just like gambling all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 4 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Twingo dCi must straightaway be drained out since your likelihood of driving with this amount of contamination is certainly below one in 50 - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Renault and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance difficulties after putting the incorrect fuel in the Twingo dCi? If so, have it drained regardless of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Still running a motor vehicle that is starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination can only be responsible for more and more damage affecting your fuel system.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    Then get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is always some amount of threat in connection with driving a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible final outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and if you recognise any of them stop driving and get it drained right away.

Don't simply get any general so-and-so to attend your car. We are Renault specialists and have the credentials and knowledge required to make certain you get back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Renault

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

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

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

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Renault vehicles. No matter if it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving once again.

The Process

The process of extracting Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is basically identical for the majority of motor vehicles. Of course it may differ to some extent as every manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. Even so 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 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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