Bad fuel in a Toyota RAV4 D-4D? Petrol in a Diesel Toyota?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Toyota is a very common mistake to make. And its remedy hinges on a number of factors. If you would like to find out what you have to do to sort it out then please read on.
Right here are the most important factors to be aware of whenever deciding whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Petrol did you put in to the Toyota, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Toyota RAV4 D-4D is normally around 60 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Petrol, as little as 3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel RAV4 D-4D will in most situations not really be a massive problem. Experience has taught us that anything under 3 litres (which is roughly 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes able to be completely diluted simply by entirely filling up the tank with the right fuel.
      It's relatively unusual to come across a car or truck having problems with below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's infrequently found - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are some automobiles that don't stand any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 3 and 6 litres of Petrol in the Toyota (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has proven that as many people get away with this as all those who break down. Any time you are deciding upon whether or not to chance it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is exactly like wagering everything on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 6 litres of Petrol in a Diesel RAV4 D-4D must promptly be removed seeing that your probability of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in fifty - really big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Toyota and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance issues ever since putting the bad fuel in your RAV4 D-4D? If that's the case, get it emptied irrespective of the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run driving a vehicle that is already beginning to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably typically result in increasing amounts of damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of threat linked with driving a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely implications of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the commonest Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you detect any of them stop driving and have it removed right now.

Do not just have any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your car. We are Toyota specialists and hold the qualifications and experience needed to make sure that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Toyota

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Toyota? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Toyota RAV4 D-4D?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting national cover, for Toyota motorists particularly. We principally attend:

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

We are Toyota specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Toyota vehicles. Whether it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you going again.

The Process

The process of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially similar for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Naturally it can vary to some extent as each brand has their unique different fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally observes 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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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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