Contaminated fuel in your Seat Cordoba TDI? Petrol in a Diesel Seat?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Seat is a very common problem. And what you have to do about it varies according to a variety of things. In case you want to know what it is advisable to do to sort it out then read on.
Right here are the most important variables to keep in mind whenever deciding on whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put into the Seat, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Seat Cordoba TDI is most likely about 45 litres?
    1. A small amount of Petrol, less than 2.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Cordoba TDI will quite often not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that anything less than 2.25 litres (which is about 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is very often able to be sufficiently diluted by means of entirely filling up the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's highly rare to find a motor vehicle suffering from problems due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very rare - in no way impossible to encounter. You can get a few vehicles that will not stand any level of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Petrol in the Seat (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience demonstrates that as many drivers get away with this as all those who break down. Any time you're deciding upon whether to risk it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is the same as betting your car on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 4.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Cordoba TDI really should right away be removed as your probability of succeeding with that amount of contamination is very likely below one in 50 - definitely big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Seat and drove it: Have you noticed any performance difficulties as a result of putting the bad fuel in the Cordoba TDI? If you have, have it emptied irrespective of the quantity of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Continuing to run driving a car that is already beginning to suffer the effects of fuel contamination can definitely result in progressively more harm being done to the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    Simply get it drained. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of threat linked with driving a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible implications of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so on. These are some of the commonest Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them stop driving and get it drained right now.

Do not simply have any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your car. We are Seat experts and hold the skills and practical experience necessary to make certain that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Seat

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

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having countrywide cover, for Seat motorists in particular. We principally deal with:

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

We are Seat specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Seat vehicles. Regardless of whether it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The system of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is fundamentally identical for virtually all motor vehicles. Obviously it can vary slightly as each brand has their particular distinct fuel system. However it still generally adheres to the following 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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