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:
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.
Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Toyota? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota Land Cruiser TD?
Contact us and receive straightforward advice and practical assistance for your exact circumstances
We would reach you to carry out the full contaminated fuel removal & clean there on scene
When we have finished you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your trip
We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering countrywide cover, for Toyota motorists in particular. We predominantly attend:
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 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:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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