Incorrect fuel in your Vauxhall Agila CDTI? Petrol in your Diesel Vauxhall?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall is a very common mistake. And what you want to do about it depends on a number of factors. Assuming you want to find out what you have to do about this then stay with me.
Right here are the key factors to keep in mind whenever figuring out whether or not to get the car drained:

  1. How much Petrol did you put in the Vauxhall, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of your Vauxhall Agila CDTI is usually roughly 42 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, something like 2.1 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Agila CDTI will typically not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities less than 2.1 litres (close to 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is generally capable of being adequately diluted through thoroughly topping up the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is highly rare to come across a vehicle experiencing issues due to lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it's infrequently found - not impossible to find. You can get a few vehicles that will not endure any level of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 2.1 and 4.2 litres of Petrol in the Vauxhall (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has confirmed that as many people get away with it as those who don't. When you are figuring out whether to risk it and basically top it up recognise that it is just like betting all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything more than 4.2 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Agila CDTI really should promptly be drained out seeing that your probability of getting away with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in 50 - really huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance concerns after putting the bad fuel in the Agila CDTI? If you have, get it emptied irrespective of the volume of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Still running a vehicle that is starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will likely be responsible for even more harm being done to your fuel system.
  3. Would you like assurance?
    Then simply just get it drained. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of threat connected with driving a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Probable final outcomes of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include the motor not starting, running unevenly, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and if you notice any of them stop and get it drained immediately.

Keep away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Vauxhall specialists and possess the skills and expertise necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Vauxhall Agila CDTI?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering countrywide service, for Vauxhall motorists in particular. We typically fix:

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

We are Vauxhall specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Vauxhall vehicles. No matter if it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The technique of removing Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is fundamentally exactly the same for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Obviously it may vary to some degree as each make has their particular fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially adheres to the following principles:

Petrol in Diesel Vauxhall

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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 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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