Incorrect fuel in your Skoda Octavia TDI? Petrol in your Diesel Skoda?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Skoda is a very common error. And its solution will depend on various things. Assuming you would like to find out what to do about it then keep on reading.
Here are the most important variables to consider whenever making a decision whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Petrol did you put in the Skoda, considering that the fuel capacity of your Skoda Octavia TDI is usually around 50 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, something like 2.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Octavia TDI will quite often not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that quantities under 2.5 litres (close to 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is frequently capable of being sufficiently diluted through thoroughly topping the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's pretty rare to find a motor vehicle experiencing problems due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it's unusual - in no way impossible to find. There are a number of cars that won't stand any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 2.5 and 5 litres of Petrol in the Skoda (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has proven that as many people get away with it as those who don't. Whenever you are deciding upon whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up recognise that it is exactly like gambling everything on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything over 5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Octavia TDI ought to immediately be drained seeing that your likelihood of getting away with this quantity of contamination is certainly lower than one in fifty - definitely long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Skoda and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance problems after putting the bad fuel in your Octavia TDI? If that's the case, get it drained irrespective of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to run running a car that is already beginning to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will likely be responsible for even more harm being caused to the fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    In that case get it drained. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always some degree of risk affiliated with running a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely results of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and the like. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and if you observe any of them stop and have it drained immediately.

Don't simply get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Skoda experts and possess the accreditation and knowledge necessary to ensure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Skoda

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Skoda? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Skoda Octavia TDI?

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When we are done you are able to get back on your way and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering nationwide service, for Skoda motorists especially. We predominantly attend to:

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

We are Skoda specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Skoda vehicles. Regardless of whether it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going again.

The Process

The procedure of extracting Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is in essence the same for a large number of vehicles. Of course it does vary to some degree as every make has their own different fuel system. Having said that it still generally observes the following points:

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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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