Incorrect fuel in a Skoda Roomster Scout TDI? Petrol in a Diesel Skoda?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Skoda is a regular problem. And what you have to do about it is determined by an assortment of things. In the event that you want to find out what to do about this then please read on.
Listed here are the key factors to take into account when determining whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put in to the Skoda, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the Skoda Roomster Scout TDI is in most cases about 55 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, something like 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Roomster Scout TDI will in most situations not be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that quantities less than 2.75 litres (which is roughly 5% of the fuel tank) is sometimes capable of being adequately diluted through completely filling up the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's pretty rare to encounter a vehicle having difficulties with lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very infrequently found - in no way impossible to find. There are a number of cars that don't endure any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Petrol in the Skoda (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise demonstrates that as many drivers get away with it as those who don't. Any time you're deciding on whether or not to risk it and simply top it up bear in mind that it is the same as wagering everything on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 5.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Roomster Scout TDI should really promptly be drained as your probability of getting away with this quantity of contamination is probably less than one in 50 - seriously big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Skoda and drove it: Have you noted any performance concerns as a result of putting the bad fuel in your Roomster Scout TDI? If so, get it removed regardless of the amount of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Continually driving a vehicle that is now beginning to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination can typically bring about progressively more harm being caused to the fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    In that case get it drained. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of risk connected to driving a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely results of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor not starting, running lumpy, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and if you notice any of them then stop and get it removed immediately.

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Put Petrol in a Diesel Skoda

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

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  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Auto
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  • AdBlue fuel contamination
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We are Skoda specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Skoda vehicles. Whether or not it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.

The Procedure

The method of removing Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is generally similar for the majority of vehicles. Needless to say it can differ to some degree as every make has their own different fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally follows the below guidelines:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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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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