Contaminated fuel in your Skoda Fabia TDI? Petrol in a Diesel Skoda?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Skoda is a regular mistake to make. And its remedy will depend on several factors. If perhaps you want to find out what you ought to do to fix it then keep reading.
Listed here are the main variables to be aware of whenever determining whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol have you put in the Skoda, considering that the fuel capacity of the Skoda Fabia TDI is most likely around 45 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, something like 2.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Fabia TDI will normally not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount under 2.25 litres (which is approximately 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes capable of being completely diluted by means of entirely topping the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It is extremely rare to encounter a car suffering from difficulties because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it's rare - in no way impossible to find. You can get a few cars that don't endure any degree of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Petrol in the Skoda (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown that as many people get away with this as those who don't. Whenever you are trying to decide whether or not to risk it and simply top it up bear in mind that it is much like wagering it all on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything above 4.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Fabia TDI ought to right away be drained out seeing as your likelihood of succeeding with that level of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in 50 - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Skoda and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance issues after putting the wrong fuel in the Fabia TDI? If that's the case, have it removed no matter the amount of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to run driving a vehicle that is now starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination will likely end up in more harm being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    Then get it removed. No matter the contamination percentage, there is invariably some extent of threat associated with driving a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable implications of driving a car on the wrong fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and should you detect any of them stop driving and have it removed asap.

Steer clear of having any general so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Skoda experts and hold the accreditation and working experience necessary to make certain that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Skoda

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Skoda? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Skoda Fabia TDI?

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Once completed You Get Moving Again

Once we have completed you will be 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 experts in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Skoda motorists especially. We primarily fix:

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

We are Skoda specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Skoda vehicles. Regardless of whether it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you moving again.

The Process

The technique of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is basically similar for the majority of vehicle makes. Naturally it does vary somewhat as each manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally follows the below guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Skoda

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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 FAQs

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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