Bad fuel in a Toyota Auris D-4D? Petrol in a Diesel Toyota?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Toyota is a common error. And its remedy is dependent upon a number of things. If perhaps you want to find out what to do about it then stay with me.
Here are the most crucial variables to take into account whenever making a decision whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put into the Toyota, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of the Toyota Auris D-4D is most likely approximately 55 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, less than 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Auris D-4D will generally not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 2.75 litres (which is close to 5% of the entire fuel tank) is sometimes capable of being completely diluted simply by thoroughly topping up the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is quite uncommon to find a vehicle going through problems due to lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is very infrequently found - definitely not impossible to encounter. You will discover a few vehicles that will not endure any quantity of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Petrol in the Toyota (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has revealed that as many motorists get away with it as all those who break down. When trying to decide whether or not to chance it and just simply fill it up bear in mind that it is the same as betting your car on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 5.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Auris D-4D must straightaway be drained out seeing as your likelihood of getting away with that level of contamination is more than likely below one in 50 - extremely long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Toyota and drove it: Have you noticed any performance difficulties ever since putting the bad fuel in your Auris D-4D? If that's the case, have it emptied no matter the quantity of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Continually driving an automobile that is starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can just lead to more and more damage affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Would you like reassurance?
    Simply get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some amount of danger connected with running a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Probable consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and should you observe any of them then stop and have it drained as soon as possible.

Do not simply get any untrained so-and-so to try to repair your car. We are Toyota experts and hold the qualifications and working experience required to ensure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Toyota

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Toyota? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota Auris D-4D?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering national service, for Toyota motorists especially. We mainly attend to:

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

We are Toyota specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Toyota vehicles. Regardless of whether it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The technique of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence similar for a large number of vehicles. Obviously it may differ to some degree as each manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. However it still generally 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 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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