Contaminated fuel in a Rover 220 D? Petrol in a Diesel Rover?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Rover is a regular error. And its solution depends on several different things. If perhaps you would like to know what you have to do to sort it out then keep reading.
Here are the main variables to consider when deciding on whether to get it drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put into the Rover, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of your Rover 220 D is probably roughly 50 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, as little as 2.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 220 D will typically not be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount under 2.5 litres (which is 5% of the whole fuel tank) is often capable of being sufficiently diluted through completely filling the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It is highly unusual to encounter a car suffering from issues with below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it's infrequently found - certainly not impossible to find. You can get a few vehicles that won't stand any level of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.5 and 5 litres of Petrol in the Rover (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with this as those people who don't. Any time you are deciding upon whether or not to chance it and just fill it up recognise that it is the same thing as gambling everything on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything above 5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 220 D should really straight away be removed because your probability of getting away with this amount of contamination is in all likelihood below one in fifty - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Rover and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance issues after putting the incorrect fuel in your 220 D? If so, get it removed no matter the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continually running an automobile that is starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably only cause even more harm being caused to the fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    In that case get it drained. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably some extent of risk connected with running a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely implications of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel normally include the motor not starting, running lumpy, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and if you notice any of them then stop driving and get it removed right now.

Do not simply have any jack-of-all-trades to try to repair your car. We are Rover experts and have the certification and experience required to ensure you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Rover

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Rover? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Rover 220 D?

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

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

We are Rover specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Rover vehicles. No matter if it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you moving again.

The Process

The process of removing Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is fundamentally exactly the same for the majority of vehicle makes. Of course it does vary to some degree as each brand has their own different fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially adheres to the below guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Rover

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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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