Incorrect fuel in a Saab 9-5 TiD? Petrol in a Diesel Saab?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Saab is a regular mistake to make. And its remedy hinges on a number of factors. If you would like to find out what you have to do about it then keep on reading.
Let us discuss the key variables to to consider whenever making a decision whether or not to have it drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put into the Saab, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of your Saab 9-5 TiD is normally about 75 litres?
    1. A small amount of Petrol, less than 3.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 9-5 TiD will normally not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 3.75 litres (5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is very often capable of being adequately diluted by entirely topping up the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is quite unusual to come across an automobile going through difficulties because of less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is infrequent - not impossible to encounter. You can get some automobiles that will not stand any quantity of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 3.75 and 7.5 litres of Petrol in the Saab (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has proven that as many motorists get away with it as those people who don't. When you are deciding whether to chance it and just simply fill it up bear in mind that it is the same thing as betting all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 7.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 9-5 TiD really should straightaway be removed because your likelihood of driving with that quantity of contamination is more than likely less than one in 50 - really long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Saab and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance concerns after putting the bad fuel in your 9-5 TiD? If that's the case, have it removed no matter the volume of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continually running a vehicle that is already beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination can just cause more and more damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Then get it drained. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some extent of threat associated with running a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Probable implications of driving a car on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor not starting, running unevenly, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, etc. These are several of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and should you recognise any of them then stop and have it drained asap.

Avoid getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your automobile. We are Saab specialists and hold the credentials and experience required to make certain you are back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Saab

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Saab? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Saab 9-5 TiD?

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

We are Saab specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Saab vehicles. Even if it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving again.

The Process

The technique of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence exactly the same for a large number of cars. Of course it can differ to some degree as each manufacturer has their own fuel system. Even so it still essentially 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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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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