Putting Petrol in a Diesel Toyota is a fairly typical error. And exactly what you need to do about it depends upon several different factors. If perhaps you want to know what you should do about this then keep reading.
Listed below are the key factors to keep in mind whenever figuring out whether to have a fuel drain:
Do not simply get any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your vehicle. We are Toyota experts and hold the certification and working experience required to make sure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.
Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Toyota? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota Picnic TD?
Call us and get genuine guidance and practical assistance for your exact circumstances
We can come to you to undertake the contaminated fuel retrieval & flush right there on scene
Once we have completed you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your day
We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering national coverage, for Toyota motorists in particular. We primarily fix:
We are Toyota specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Toyota vehicles. No matter if it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you moving again.
The procedure of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is basically exactly the same for virtually all vehicle makes. Obviously it does vary somewhat as every brand has their particular fuel system. Having said that it still generally follows the following points:
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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