Wrong fuel in a Skoda Roomster TDI? Petrol in your Diesel Skoda?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Skoda is a common mistake. And what you have to do about it will depend on an assortment of things. In the event that you want to find out what you should do about it then read on.
Right here are the most important variables to think about when deciding whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Petrol did you put in the Skoda, considering that the fuel capacity of the Skoda Roomster TDI is normally around 55 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Roomster TDI will in most situations not really be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything less than 2.75 litres (which is approximately 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is frequently capable of being adequately diluted simply by entirely filling the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It's highly rare to encounter a car suffering from problems with below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is rare - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are actually some automobiles that won't stand any degree of contamination at all.
    2. In between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Petrol in the Skoda (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with this as those who don't. When you are figuring out whether or not to risk it and just simply top it up remember that it is the same thing as wagering all of it on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything above 5.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Roomster TDI really should as soon as possible be removed since your likelihood of getting away with that level of contamination is almost certainly lower than one in 50 - truly long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Skoda and drove it: Have you observed any performance issues since putting the bad fuel in the Roomster TDI? In that case, get it drained no matter the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Still driving a vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can only end up in even more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in assurance?
    You should get it removed. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of danger connected with driving a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Possible consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them then cease driving and have it drained right now.

Do not just get any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Skoda experts and hold the accreditation and expertise needed to make sure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Skoda

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Skoda? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Skoda Roomster TDI?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting national coverage, for Skoda motorists in particular. We mostly fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Car
  • Diesel in your Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

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

The Process

The process of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially exactly the same for most motor vehicles. Of course it does vary slightly as each manufacturer has their own distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially follows the below principles:

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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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