Bad fuel in your Vauxhall Omega DTI? Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall is a well-known problem. And exactly what you have to do about it is dependent upon various things. In the event that you want to know what you should do to fix it then stay with me.
Listed here are the key variables to take into account whenever deciding on whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Petrol have you put in the Vauxhall, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Vauxhall Omega DTI is most likely about 75 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, less than 3.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Omega DTI will most of the time not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount under 3.75 litres (roughly 5% of the fuel tank volume) is frequently able to be completely diluted simply by entirely filling the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It's highly uncommon to find an automobile going through problems because of less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it is rare - definitely not impossible to find. There are a few motor vehicles that will not endure any amount of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 3.75 and 7.5 litres of Petrol in the Vauxhall (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has confirmed that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. Any time you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up consider that it is just like wagering all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 7.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Omega DTI really should immediately be removed seeing that your likelihood of getting away with that level of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance troubles after putting the wrong fuel in your Omega DTI? If so, get it removed irrespective of the volume of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Still driving an automobile that is starting to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will definitely end up in even more damage being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Do you need security?
    Then get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably some amount of danger resulting from operating a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Possible final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the engine not starting, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and if you notice any of them cease driving and have it removed asap.

Steer clear of having any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Vauxhall experts and possess the credentials and knowledge necessary to ensure you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Vauxhall Omega DTI?

Give us a call for Assistance & Guidance

Call us and obtain honest advice and sensible assistance for your exact situation

We come out and drain it

We would reach you to undertake the full contaminated fuel removal & cleanse there on scene

Once completed You Get Moving Once again

Once we have completed you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting national coverage, for Vauxhall motorists in particular. We primarily attend to:

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

We are Vauxhall specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Vauxhall vehicles. Even if it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going once again.

The Procedure

The procedure of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is fundamentally the same for most cars. As you can imagine it does vary to some extent as each make has their unique fuel system. Having said that it still basically observes the following guidelines:

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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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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