Wrong fuel in a Vauxhall Antara CDTI? Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall is a regularly occurring problem. And its solution depends upon several factors. In case you want to know what you have to do to sort it out then keep reading.
Right here are the main variables to to consider whenever deciding whether or not to get the car drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put in the Vauxhall, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of your Vauxhall Antara CDTI is probably roughly 65 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 3.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Antara CDTI will quite often not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has taught us that an amount under 3.25 litres (5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is frequently able to be completely diluted simply by entirely filling the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's quite uncommon to come across a vehicle going through issues due to below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is unusual - in no way impossible to encounter. There are actually a number of motor vehicles that will not endure any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Petrol in the Vauxhall (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with this as all those who break down. Any time you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and just top it up recognise that it is exactly like wagering all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 6.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Antara CDTI should really as soon as possible be drained out because your likelihood of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - truly huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance difficulties as a result of putting the wrong fuel in your Antara CDTI? If you have, have it removed regardless of the amount of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving a vehicle that is already starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can only bring about increasing amounts of damage affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably a certain level of threat in connection with operating a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable results of driving on the wrong fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are some of the commonest Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and if you recognise any of them then cease driving and get it removed as soon as possible.

Avoid getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Vauxhall specialists and have got the accreditation and practical experience necessary to make certain you are back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Vauxhall Antara CDTI?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting countrywide coverage, for Vauxhall motorists particularly. We typically deal with:

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

We are Vauxhall specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Vauxhall vehicles. Regardless of whether it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going again.

The Procedure

The procedure of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence similar for a large number of vehicles. Naturally it does vary somewhat as each manufacturer has their own different fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally observes the below guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Vauxhall

Fuel Drain

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 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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