Bad fuel in a Toyota Corolla Verso D-4D? Petrol in a Diesel Toyota?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Toyota is a usual mistake to make. And exactly what you want to do about it is based on several different factors. If you want to know what you need to do to sort it out then continue reading.
Here are the key variables to take into consideration whenever choosing whether to get it drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put into the Toyota, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Toyota Corolla Verso D-4D is most likely around 55 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, as little as 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Corolla Verso D-4D will quite often not really be a major problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities under 2.75 litres (which is about 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is often capable of being adequately diluted simply by entirely topping the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It's relatively rare to encounter a car having problems with lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is uncommon - not impossible to find. You will discover a number of vehicles that will not endure any quantity of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Petrol in the Toyota (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has shown us that as many motorists get away with it as those who don't. Whenever you are deciding on whether to chance it and just simply top it up recognise that it is the same thing as gambling all of it on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything above 5.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Corolla Verso D-4D should right away be drained out seeing that your probability of succeeding with this amount of contamination is certainly lower than one in fifty - definitely big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Toyota and drove it: Have you detected any performance problems as a result of putting the bad fuel in the Corolla Verso D-4D? If you have, get it emptied irrespective of the volume of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive running a vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can only cause increasing amounts of damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    In that case get it drained. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of danger in connection with operating a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable results of driving a car on the wrong fuel include things like the motor not starting, running lumpy, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and the like. These are a few of the commonest Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and should you recognise any of them then stop driving and have it removed right now.

Don't just get any untrained so-and-so to try to drain your automobile. We are Toyota experts and hold the accreditation and expertise necessary to ensure you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Toyota

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Toyota? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota Corolla Verso D-4D?

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  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Car
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  • AdBlue contamination
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We are Toyota specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Toyota vehicles. No matter if it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The procedure of removing Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially the same for virtually all vehicle makes. Obviously it can vary to some degree as each make has their unique fuel system. Having said that it still basically observes the below points:

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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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