Incorrect fuel in a Renault Vel Satis dCi? Petrol in a Diesel Renault?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Renault is a fairly typical mistake. And its remedy depends on a number of things. In case you want to find out what you should do to fix it then continue reading.
These are the key variables to take into consideration whenever deciding whether to get it drained:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put in the Renault, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Renault Vel Satis dCi is usually around 80 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, less than 4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Vel Satis dCi will most of the time not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that quantities under 4 litres (which is about 5% of the fuel tank volume) is in many instances capable of being sufficiently diluted by entirely topping up the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is rather uncommon to encounter a car or truck going through issues due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it's rare - in no way impossible to find. There are some automobiles that won't stand any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 4 and 8 litres of Petrol in the Renault (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has confirmed that as many people get away with this as those people who break down. Whenever you are figuring out whether or not to risk it and just simply top it up bear in mind that it is very much like wagering all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything more than 8 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Vel Satis dCi really should as soon as possible be drained because your likelihood of getting away with this quantity of contamination is probably lower than one in 50 - extremely long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Renault and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance issues since putting the wrong fuel in the Vel Satis dCi? If you have, have it drained no matter the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Still driving a motor vehicle that is beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination can definitely bring about more damage being caused to your fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    Then get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably some degree of risk affiliated with operating a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable results of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor not starting, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and the like. These are some of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them stop and have it removed right away.

Keep away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your automobile. We are Renault experts and have the accreditation and knowledge necessary to ensure that you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Renault

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Renault? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Renault Vel Satis dCi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting countrywide cover, for Renault motorists particularly. We mainly attend to:

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

We are Renault specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Renault vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you on the road once again.

The Process

The method of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence similar for a large number of vehicle makes. Needless to say it may vary slightly as every make has their unique distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still follows the following 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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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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