Contaminated fuel in your Seat Toledo TDI? Petrol in your Diesel Seat?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Seat is a regular mistake to make. And what you want to do about it is dependent upon a variety of things. Assuming you would like to find out what it is best to do to sort it out then please read on.
Listed here the main variables to be aware of when deciding on whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put in the Seat, considering that the fuel capacity of the Seat Toledo TDI is usually approximately 55 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Toledo TDI will normally not be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount less than 2.75 litres (which is approximately 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is very often able to be completely diluted through totally topping the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It is extremely unusual to come across a vehicle going through issues because of under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is infrequent - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are certain motor vehicles that will not stand any level of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Petrol in the Seat (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has confirmed that as many motorists get away with it as those people who don't. Any time you are figuring out whether to risk it and simply fill it up recognise that it is the same as betting all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 5.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Toledo TDI should straightaway be drained because your probability of driving with that level of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in fifty - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Seat and drove it: Have you noted any performance concerns ever since putting the bad fuel in the Toledo TDI? If that's the case, have it removed irrespective of the volume of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Still driving an automobile that is currently beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will likely be responsible for more harm being done to your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for assurance?
    Then simply just get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some extent of danger in connection with operating a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Likely outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and the like. These are some of the most typical Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and should you notice any of them stop driving and get it removed right now.

Don't just have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Seat experts and have the accreditation and practical experience required to ensure you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Seat

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Seat? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Seat Toledo TDI?

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We come out and do the fuel drain

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

All done & You Get Going Again

Once we have finished you are able to get back on your way and get on with your trip

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting countrywide service, for Seat motorists particularly. We typically fix:

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

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

The Process

The method of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially identical for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Naturally it may vary a bit as each brand has their own distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally follows the following points:

Petrol in Diesel Seat

Fuel Drain

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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