Bad fuel in your Skoda Superb TDI-PD? Petrol in your Diesel Skoda?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Skoda is a regularly occurring mistake to make. And what you have to do about it is dependent upon a variety of things. In case you would like to know what to do to fix it then read on.
Listed below are the key variables to take into consideration when choosing whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put into the Skoda, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Skoda Superb TDI-PD is usually around 62 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, less than 3.1 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Superb TDI-PD will quite often not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that anything under 3.1 litres (which is 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is in many instances capable of being sufficiently diluted through thoroughly filling up the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is rather uncommon to encounter a car or truck going through problems because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is very rare - certainly not impossible to find. There are certain motor vehicles that won't endure any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 3.1 and 6.2 litres of Petrol in the Skoda (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has proven that as many people get away with this as those people who don't. Whenever deciding on whether to chance it and just top it up bear in mind that it is just like wagering it all on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 6.2 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Superb TDI-PD really should promptly be drained out seeing that your probability of getting away with that level of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in fifty - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Skoda and drove it: Have you observed any performance issues as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the Superb TDI-PD? If that's the case, have it removed regardless of the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Still driving an automobile that is already starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will typically result in increasing amounts of damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it drained. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always some amount of threat affiliated with driving a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Probable consequences of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so on. These are some of the commonest Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and should you notice any of them then cease driving and get it removed right away.

Do not just get any unqualified so-and-so to try to repair your car. We are Skoda experts and hold the qualifications and working experience necessary to make certain that you get 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 Superb TDI-PD?

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When we have finished you will be able to get back moving and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting countrywide service, for Skoda motorists especially. We mostly fix:

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

We are Skoda specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Skoda vehicles. Whether or not it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The method of removing Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is generally identical for virtually all vehicle makes. As you can imagine it does differ to some extent as each manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. However it still adheres to 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 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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