Wrong fuel in your Toyota Carina TD? Petrol in your Diesel Toyota?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Toyota is a fairly typical problem. And exactly what you want to do about it hinges on a few factors. In the event that you would like to find out what it is best to do about this then continue reading.
These are the most crucial variables to be aware of whenever deciding on whether to get the car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put in to the Toyota, considering that the fuel capacity of your Toyota Carina TD is normally about 60 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Petrol, less than 3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Carina TD will quite often not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 3 litres (5% of the entire fuel tank) is quite often capable of being sufficiently diluted simply by wholly topping the tank with the right fuel.
      It is pretty rare to find an automobile having problems with less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very uncommon - certainly not impossible to encounter. You will discover certain automobiles that will not endure any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Petrol in the Toyota (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has confirmed that as many drivers get away with it as all those who don't. Whenever you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and just fill it up recognise that it is much like wagering all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything more than 6 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Carina TD should straightaway be drained out because your probability of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Toyota and drove it: Have you seen any performance concerns ever since putting the incorrect fuel in your Carina TD? If that's the case, get it emptied irrespective of the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Still running a car that is now beginning to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination can only cause more harm being done to the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Simply get it drained. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some amount of danger in connection with driving a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Probable final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and should you recognise any of them stop driving and have it removed as soon as possible.

Don't just have any unqualified so-and-so to try to drain your car. We are Toyota specialists and hold the accreditation and expertise necessary to ensure that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Toyota

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Toyota? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota Carina TD?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having nationwide service, for Toyota motorists in particular. We primarily attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Toyota specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Toyota vehicles. Whether or not it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road again.

The Process

The method of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is generally exactly the same for a large number of vehicle makes. Naturally it may vary a little as each brand has their particular fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically 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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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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