Incorrect fuel in a Skoda Felicia D? Petrol in your Diesel Skoda?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Skoda is a regular mistake to make. And exactly what you should do about it is based on a variety of things. If perhaps you would like to know what you must do about this then keep on reading.
Listed here are the key factors to take into consideration whenever choosing whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Petrol did you put in the Skoda, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Skoda Felicia D is probably approximately 42 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, something like 2.1 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Felicia D will more often than not not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities under 2.1 litres (which is 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes able to be completely diluted by thoroughly filling up the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It is relatively uncommon to find a motor vehicle going through issues because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is unusual - in no way impossible to encounter. You can get a few cars that will not stand any quantity of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 2.1 and 4.2 litres of Petrol in the Skoda (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has shown that as many drivers get away with it as all those who break down. When deciding upon whether or not to risk it and just top it up bear in mind that it is very much like wagering your car on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 4.2 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Felicia D should really straight away be removed since your likelihood of succeeding with that level of contamination is probably less than one in 50 - seriously long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Skoda and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance concerns ever since putting the wrong fuel in the Felicia D? If you have, get it removed no matter the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continually driving a vehicle that is now beginning to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will probably only cause more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like security?
    Then get it drained. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of danger caused by running a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Probable final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and the like. These are several of the most common Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and in the event that you notice any of them then cease driving and get it removed right now.

Stay away from having any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your car. We are Skoda specialists and have the qualifications and experience needed to make certain that you get back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Skoda

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Skoda? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Skoda Felicia D?

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As soon as we have completed you will 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 experts in the UK, boasting national cover, for Skoda motorists in particular. We mainly fix:

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

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

The Process

The technique of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence the same for the vast majority of cars. Obviously it may differ slightly as every make has their unique fuel system. However it still generally follows the following 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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