Bad fuel in your Skoda Rapid TDI? Petrol in a Diesel Skoda?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Skoda is a usual mistake to make. And what you should do about it is dependent upon a number of factors. If perhaps you want to know what you should do about it then please read on.
Right here are the most crucial factors to be aware of when figuring out whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in the Skoda, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the Skoda Rapid TDI is in most cases approximately 55 litres?
    1. A small amount of Petrol, as little as 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Rapid TDI will in most cases not really be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount under 2.75 litres (almost 5% of the overall fuel tank) is generally able to be sufficiently diluted through thoroughly topping the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It is quite uncommon to encounter a vehicle going through issues with lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is unusual - in no way impossible to find. There are actually a few vehicles that will not stand any degree of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Petrol in the Skoda (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our experience has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with this as those who break down. When figuring out whether to risk it and just top it up consider that it is the same thing as wagering it all on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 5.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Rapid TDI must as soon as possible be drained seeing as your likelihood of succeeding with this amount of contamination is very likely lower than one in 50 - definitely big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Skoda and drove it: Have you observed any performance troubles ever since putting the incorrect fuel in your Rapid TDI? If you have, get it emptied no matter the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run running a motor vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will likely bring about progressively more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    Then get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of danger resulting from running a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Possible outcomes of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, loss in power, wearing 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 should you detect any of them then stop driving and have it drained right now.

Do not just have any unqualified so-and-so to try to repair your automobile. We are Skoda specialists and have got the certification and knowledge needed to ensure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Skoda

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Skoda? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Skoda Rapid TDI?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting national service, for Skoda motorists particularly. We principally attend to:

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

We are Skoda specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Skoda vehicles. No matter if it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Process

The process of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence similar for the vast majority of cars. Naturally it can vary to some degree as every brand has their particular different fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally follows the below principles:

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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