Bad fuel in your Rover 75 CDTi? Petrol in a Diesel Rover?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Rover is a regularly occurring mistake to make. And its remedy will depend on various things. In the event that you would like to find out what you ought to do about it then stay with me.
Listed here are the key variables to consider whenever choosing whether to have it drained:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in the Rover, considering that the fuel capacity of the Rover 75 CDTi is usually around 65 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Petrol, something like 3.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 75 CDTi will quite often not be a big problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 3.25 litres (which is about 5% of the fuel tank volume) is oftentimes capable of being completely diluted simply by wholly filling the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's highly uncommon to encounter an automobile suffering from difficulties due to under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it's infrequently found - not impossible to encounter. You will discover some vehicles that won't endure any level of contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Petrol in the Rover (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has shown that as many motorists get away with it as those who don't. When you are trying to decide whether or not to chance it and just simply top it up recognise that it is exactly like wagering all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 6.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 75 CDTi must straightaway be drained out because your probability of succeeding with that level of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - really huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Rover and drove it: Have you detected any performance troubles since putting the wrong fuel in your 75 CDTi? If that's the case, get it drained no matter the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run running an automobile that is already starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably likely result in more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Would you like security?
    Then get it removed. No matter the contamination percentage, there is invariably some amount of risk connected to running a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the motor not starting, running lumpy, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, etc. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you detect any of them then stop and get it removed right now.

Stay away from having any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Rover specialists and have got the qualifications and knowledge necessary to make certain you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Rover

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Rover? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Rover 75 CDTi?

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When we are done you can get back moving and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering countrywide coverage, for Rover motorists particularly. We mostly fix:

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

We are Rover specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Rover vehicles. Whether or not it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving again.

The Process

The procedure of extracting Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is in essence similar for most vehicles. Of course it can differ somewhat as every make has their own fuel system. However it still observes the below principles:

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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 Questions

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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