Incorrect fuel in your Seat Ibiza TDI? Petrol in a Diesel Seat?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Seat is a usual mistake. And what you should do about it varies according to several different factors. In case you want to know what to do to sort it out then read on.
Listed below are the key factors to think about whenever choosing whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Petrol did you put in to the Seat, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Seat Ibiza TDI is usually about 45 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, as little as 2.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Ibiza TDI will in most cases not really be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount under 2.25 litres (almost 5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is usually able to be sufficiently diluted through thoroughly filling the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's highly unusual to find a motor vehicle suffering from issues because of under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it's uncommon - in no way impossible to encounter. You can get a few cars that won't endure any degree of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Petrol in the Seat (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our experience demonstrates that as many people get away with it as those people who don't. Any time you are deciding on whether to risk it and just fill it up remember that it is exactly like wagering your car on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 4.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Ibiza TDI must immediately be drained out seeing that your likelihood of driving with this level of contamination is in all likelihood below one in 50 - really huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Seat and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance concerns since putting the bad fuel in the Ibiza TDI? If you have, have it removed irrespective of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continually running a vehicle that is currently beginning to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will probably just be responsible for more damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    You should get it drained. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of danger affiliated with operating a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely results of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, etc. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them stop driving and have it drained right away.

Don't just have any untrained so-and-so to try to repair your vehicle. We are Seat experts and hold the certification and working experience necessary to ensure that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Seat

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Seat? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Seat Ibiza TDI?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting countrywide service, for Seat motorists in particular. We mainly fix:

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

We are Seat specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Seat vehicles. Whether or not it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving again.

The Process

The method of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially similar for the vast majority of cars. Naturally it can vary to some degree as each brand has their unique different fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally adheres to the below guidelines:

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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