Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall is a very common error. And what you need to do about it depends on various things. If perhaps you would like to know what you need to do to fix it then please read on.
Listed here are the most important variables to think about whenever making a decision whether to get your car drained:
Do not just get any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Vauxhall specialists and have got the skills and practical experience required to ensure that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.
Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Vauxhall Astra CDTI?
Call us and receive honest guidance and sensible assistance for your particular situation
We can go to you to carry out the complete fuel drain & purge right there on scene
As soon as we have completed you are able to get back moving and get on with your day
We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting nationwide service, for Vauxhall motorists especially. We typically attend:
We are Vauxhall specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Vauxhall vehicles. Whether or not it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you moving once again.
The technique of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is basically exactly the same for most cars. Obviously it does vary somewhat as every make has their particular fuel system. Having said that it still basically 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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