Wrong fuel in a Vauxhall Sintra DTI? Petrol in your Diesel Vauxhall?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall is a fairly typical mistake to make. And exactly what you should do about it varies according to an assortment of factors. Assuming you want to find out what you have to do about it then stay with me.
Right here are the key factors to keep in mind whenever figuring out whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put in the Vauxhall, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Vauxhall Sintra DTI is normally about 70 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 3.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Sintra DTI will generally not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount under 3.5 litres (close to 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is in many instances capable of being adequately diluted by completely topping the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's pretty unusual to come across a car or truck suffering from issues due to lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it's uncommon - definitely not impossible to encounter. You will discover a few automobiles that will not stand any amount of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 3.5 and 7 litres of Petrol in the Vauxhall (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with it as those who break down. Any time you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and basically top it up remember that it is very much like gambling all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything more than 7 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Sintra DTI must right away be drained because your probability of succeeding with that amount of contamination is almost certainly below one in 50 - seriously long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance troubles after putting the bad fuel in the Sintra DTI? If you have, get it removed irrespective of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to run driving an automobile that is already beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can typically cause more and more harm being done to your fuel system components.
  3. Would you like assurance?
    You should get it removed. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of danger connected to operating a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Likely consequences of driving a car on the wrong fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, etc. These are several of the commonest Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you detect any of them then cease driving and have it drained as soon as possible.

Do not simply get any unqualified mechanic to try to drain your car. We are Vauxhall specialists and have the skills and expertise required to make sure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Vauxhall Sintra DTI?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering countrywide coverage, for Vauxhall motorists in particular. We mostly attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in 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. Regardless of whether it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going once again.

The Procedure

The procedure of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is fundamentally similar for most vehicles. Of course it does differ slightly as each brand has their own distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially follows the following points:

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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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