Incorrect fuel in a Rover 45 TD? Petrol in your Diesel Rover?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Rover is a regular error. And exactly what you should do about it varies according to several different factors. In the event that you would like to find out what you need to do to sort it out then read on.
These are the most crucial variables to consider when figuring out whether to have the car drained:

  1. How much Petrol have you put in to the Rover, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of your Rover 45 TD is most likely about 50 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, something like 2.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 45 TD will in most cases not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has taught us that anything under 2.5 litres (which is 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is often able to be completely diluted through totally filling up the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's highly rare to encounter a car suffering from problems with under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is uncommon - not impossible to find. There are actually certain cars that don't endure any degree of contamination at all.
    2. In between 2.5 and 5 litres of Petrol in the Rover (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has shown that as many motorists get away with this as those people who break down. When you are trying to decide whether to chance it and just fill it up remember that it is the same thing as gambling your car on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel 45 TD should as soon as possible be drained seeing as your probability of getting away with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - really big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Rover and drove it: Have you seen any performance difficulties since putting the bad fuel in your 45 TD? If so, have it emptied no matter the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to run running a car that is currently beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably typically end up in more harm being caused to the fuel system components.
  3. Do you need security?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of risk linked with operating a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Likely consequences of driving a car on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and if you detect any of them then stop driving and get it removed right away.

Avoid getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your vehicle. We are Rover specialists and hold the credentials and expertise required to make sure that you are back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Rover

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Rover? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Rover 45 TD?

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Once we have completed you should be able to get back moving and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting national coverage, for Rover motorists particularly. We typically attend to:

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

We are Rover specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Rover vehicles. Regardless of whether it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The procedure of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is generally the same for a large number of vehicles. As you can imagine it does differ a bit as every brand has their particular different fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally follows the following points:

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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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