Contaminated fuel in a Vauxhall Cascada CDTI? Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall is a fairly typical problem. And its remedy is based on several things. If you would like to find out what to do to fix it then keep reading.
Listed here are the main factors to keep in mind whenever determining whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put in to the Vauxhall, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Vauxhall Cascada CDTI is in most cases about 56 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, as little as 2.8 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Cascada CDTI will normally not be a big problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 2.8 litres (close to 5% of the fuel tank) is usually able to be sufficiently diluted simply by totally filling up the tank with Diesel.
      It is highly unusual to encounter a car or truck suffering from issues with under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is very infrequently found - not impossible to find. You will discover a few automobiles that won't endure any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 2.8 and 5.6 litres of Petrol in the Vauxhall (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with it as those people who don't. When trying to decide whether to risk it and just simply fill it up remember that it is much like gambling everything on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything over 5.6 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Cascada CDTI must straight away be removed because your probability of getting away with this level of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in fifty - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance troubles since putting the incorrect fuel in the Cascada CDTI? If so, get it drained regardless of the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Still driving an automobile that is already beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably likely be responsible for progressively more damage affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need reassurance?
    Then get it drained. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of threat caused by running a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely consequences of driving a car on the wrong fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, etc. These are some of the most common Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you observe any of them stop and get it drained right now.

Do not just get any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your vehicle. We are Vauxhall specialists and have the qualifications and experience necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall

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

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having national cover, for Vauxhall motorists in particular. We predominantly attend:

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

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

The Process

The system of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is basically exactly the same for virtually all vehicle makes. Needless to say it does vary somewhat as every make has their particular fuel system. Nevertheless it still observes the following points:

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 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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