Wrong fuel in a Rover 620 SDi? Petrol in a Diesel Rover?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Rover is a well-known problem. And its solution varies according to a number of factors. If you would like to know what you have to do about it then continue reading.
Listed here the key factors to be aware of whenever determining whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol did you put into the Rover, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Rover 620 SDi is normally around 65 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, something like 3.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 620 SDi will most of the time not be a significant problem. Experience has taught us that quantities under 3.25 litres (5% of the fuel tank volume) is generally capable of being sufficiently diluted by means of completely topping the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It's relatively rare to encounter a car experiencing issues because of below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it's infrequently found - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are certain motor vehicles that will not endure any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Petrol in the Rover (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our working experience demonstrates that as many drivers get away with it as those people who don't. Whenever you are deciding on whether or not to risk it and just fill it up remember that it is the same thing as wagering all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 6.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel 620 SDi should really straight away be removed seeing as your likelihood of getting away with that level of contamination is certainly lower than one in fifty - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Rover and drove it: Have you seen any performance difficulties ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the 620 SDi? In that case, have it emptied no matter the quantity of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving a car that is currently beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will just cause increasing amounts of harm affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    Then get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of threat caused by running a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible results of driving a car on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, etc. These are some of the most common Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you detect any of them then cease driving and get it removed immediately.

Do not simply have any general so-and-so to try to fix your car. We are Rover experts and possess the credentials and working experience needed to make certain that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Rover

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Rover? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Rover 620 SDi?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting national cover, for Rover motorists in particular. We mostly attend to:

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

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

The Procedure

The system of removing Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is fundamentally exactly the same for most vehicle makes. Naturally it does vary to some degree as each manufacturer has their own fuel system. However it still fundamentally adheres to the following guidelines:

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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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