Incorrect fuel in a Seat Alhambra TDI? Petrol in a Diesel Seat?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Seat is a usual problem. And what you want to do about it is based on several factors. Assuming you would like to know what you should do about this then continue reading.
Here are the key variables to consider whenever choosing whether to have the car drained:

  1. How much Petrol did you put into the Seat, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Seat Alhambra TDI is usually roughly 70 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 3.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Alhambra TDI will quite often not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has taught us that anything under 3.5 litres (5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is often able to be completely diluted by means of totally topping the tank with Diesel.
      It's pretty uncommon to come across an automobile having difficulties with less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it's infrequently found - definitely not impossible to encounter. You will discover some automobiles that won't stand any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 3.5 and 7 litres of Petrol in the Seat (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has proven that as many drivers get away with this as those who break down. When you are deciding on whether or not to chance it and simply fill it up remember that it is just like wagering all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything more than 7 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Alhambra TDI should really straightaway be drained out seeing as your likelihood of getting away with this level of contamination is almost certainly less than one in fifty - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Seat and drove it: Have you observed any performance difficulties as a result of putting the bad fuel in your Alhambra TDI? If so, have it drained irrespective of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run running an automobile that is now beginning to suffer the effects of fuel contamination can just bring about even more damage being caused to your fuel system components.
  3. Would you like assurance?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some amount of danger linked with driving a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Likely consequences of driving on the wrong fuel can include the motor not starting, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and if you notice any of them cease driving and have it drained as soon as possible.

Do not just get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Seat specialists and have got the skills and experience necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Seat

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Seat? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Seat Alhambra TDI?

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We come out and do the fuel drain

We are able to come to you to carry out the full contaminated fuel retrieval & cleanse there on scene

Once done You Get Moving Once again

When we are done you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering nationwide service, for Seat motorists particularly. We typically attend to:

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

We are Seat specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Seat vehicles. Whether it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you going again.

The Procedure

The process of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is in essence exactly the same for the vast majority of cars. Obviously it may differ a bit as each make has their particular fuel system. Having said that it still observes the below principles:

Petrol in Diesel Seat

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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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