Bad fuel in your Rover 418 D? Petrol in your Diesel Rover?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Rover is a very common problem. And exactly what you need to do about it hinges on various factors. Assuming you would like to know what you must do about this then read on.
Let us discuss the most crucial factors to take into account whenever deciding whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put in the Rover, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Rover 418 D is usually about 55 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Petrol, something like 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 418 D will most of the time not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has shown us that an amount under 2.75 litres (which is close to 5% of the overall fuel tank) is usually capable of being adequately diluted through completely filling the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It's highly unusual to find a vehicle having issues due to below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's infrequent - definitely not impossible to find. There are a few cars that won't stand any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Petrol in the Rover (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has shown that as many people get away with this as those people who break down. Any time you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up recognise that it is exactly like gambling all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 5.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 418 D should right away be removed seeing that your likelihood of getting away with this quantity of contamination is almost certainly below one in fifty - seriously big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Rover and drove it: Have you noted any performance difficulties as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in your 418 D? If so, get it drained irrespective of the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Still running a vehicle that is now starting to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can likely be responsible for even more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    Simply get it removed. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always some extent of threat linked with running a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Probable final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them then stop and have it drained right away.

Don't just have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Rover specialists and hold the qualifications and practical experience necessary to ensure you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Rover

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Rover? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Rover 418 D?

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We come out and drain it

We would come to you to do the complete fuel removal & flush there on scene

Once carried out You Get Going Again

As soon as we are done you should be able to get back moving and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting countrywide service, for Rover motorists especially. We principally attend to:

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

We are Rover specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Rover vehicles. Whether it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going once again.

The Process

The technique of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially identical for the majority of vehicle makes. Of course it can vary somewhat as each brand has their particular fuel system. However it still fundamentally follows the following points:

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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