Incorrect fuel in a Saab 9-3 TiD? Petrol in your Diesel Saab?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Saab is a usual problem. And its remedy is determined by various things. If perhaps you want to know what you ought to do about it then keep on reading.
Right here are the most crucial factors to take into consideration when figuring out whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol have you put into the Saab, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Saab 9-3 TiD is in most cases roughly 68 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, something like 3.4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 9-3 TiD will usually not really be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 3.4 litres (approximately 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is very often able to be sufficiently diluted simply by wholly filling the tank with Diesel.
      It is very unusual to come across a car going through problems because of less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it's rare - in no way impossible to encounter. There are certain automobiles that will not stand any level of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 3.4 and 6.8 litres of Petrol in the Saab (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with it as those who break down. Any time you're deciding on whether or not to chance it and simply fill it up consider that it is very much like wagering everything on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 6.8 litres of Petrol in your Diesel 9-3 TiD ought to straightaway be removed seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with this amount of contamination is almost certainly below one in fifty - extremely big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Saab and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance troubles after putting the incorrect fuel in the 9-3 TiD? If that's the case, have it emptied regardless of the volume of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Still running an automobile that is starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can just result in even more damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Would you like reassurance?
    Then get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some amount of risk in connection with operating a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Likely consequences of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, etc. These are a few of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and if you detect any of them stop and have it removed as soon as possible.

Do not just have any general so-and-so to attend your car. We are Saab specialists and have the credentials and working experience necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Saab

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Saab? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Saab 9-3 TiD?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering nationwide service, for Saab motorists in particular. We predominantly attend:

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

We are Saab specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Saab vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going once again.

The Process

The method of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is generally the same for virtually all vehicles. Of course it can differ to some extent as each make has their unique different fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally observes the following guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Saab

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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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