Incorrect fuel in your Skoda Yeti TDI? Petrol in a Diesel Skoda?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Skoda is a usual error. And its remedy is based on various things. If you want to know what it is best to do to fix it then keep reading.
Listed below are the most crucial factors to take into account whenever deciding on whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put into the Skoda, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of the Skoda Yeti TDI is probably around 60 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, less than 3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Yeti TDI will in most situations not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 3 litres (which is 5% of the overall fuel tank) is frequently able to be sufficiently diluted through entirely filling up the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It's pretty uncommon to find a car or truck experiencing issues because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it's unusual - definitely not impossible to encounter. You can get certain automobiles that won't endure any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 3 and 6 litres of Petrol in the Skoda (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has proven that as many drivers get away with it as those people who don't. Whenever deciding on whether to risk it and just simply top it up consider that it is just like betting your car on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 6 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Yeti TDI really should promptly be removed seeing as your probability of driving with that level of contamination is certainly lower than one in fifty - seriously long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Skoda and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance difficulties since putting the bad fuel in the Yeti TDI? If you have, have it removed no matter the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continually driving a vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the effects of fuel contamination can likely lead to more and more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want security?
    In that case get it removed. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always some extent of risk affiliated with running a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely outcomes of driving a car on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most common Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you recognise any of them cease driving and have it drained asap.

Do not just get any general so-and-so to try to fix your car. We are Skoda experts and have the skills and knowledge required to ensure you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Skoda

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

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having national coverage, for Skoda motorists particularly. We principally attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in your Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Skoda specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Skoda vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you going once again.

The Process

The procedure of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is basically exactly the same for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Obviously it may vary slightly as each brand has their own fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially follows the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Skoda

Fuel Drain

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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