Contaminated fuel in a Toyota Land Cruiser TD? Petrol in your Diesel Toyota?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Toyota is a regularly occurring mistake to make. And its solution hinges on a number of factors. If perhaps you would like to know what you must do to sort it out then keep on reading.
Here are the most crucial variables to take into consideration whenever deciding whether or not to have it drained:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put into the Toyota, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Toyota Land Cruiser TD is usually roughly 96 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, something like 4.8 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Land Cruiser TD will quite often not really be a big problem. Experience has taught us that quantities less than 4.8 litres (5% of the fuel tank capacity) is frequently able to be adequately diluted by completely topping the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is relatively uncommon to encounter a vehicle experiencing difficulties due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is infrequently found - not impossible to encounter. You will discover certain motor vehicles that don't stand any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 4.8 and 9.6 litres of Petrol in the Toyota (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has shown that as many drivers get away with it as all those who don't. Whenever you are deciding upon whether or not to risk it and just simply top it up recognise that it is the same thing as wagering your car on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 9.6 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Land Cruiser TD ought to as soon as possible be removed because your likelihood of driving with this amount of contamination is certainly below one in fifty - extremely long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Toyota and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance concerns as a result of putting the bad fuel in the Land Cruiser TD? If that's the case, get it emptied irrespective of the volume of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Continually running a car that is currently beginning to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination will just result in more damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    You should get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably some amount of danger connected with running a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible final outcomes of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include things like the motor not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and the like. These are some of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them then stop driving and get it removed immediately.

Don't just get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Toyota specialists and have the accreditation and experience required to make sure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Toyota

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Toyota? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota Land Cruiser TD?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering countrywide cover, for Toyota motorists in particular. We predominantly attend:

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

We are Toyota specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Toyota vehicles. Regardless of whether it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you moving again.

The Procedure

The method of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is fundamentally exactly the same for virtually all motor vehicles. Of course it may differ somewhat as every manufacturer has their particular fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally follows the following principles:

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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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