Putting Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall is a very common problem. And what you want to do about it will depend on an assortment of factors. Assuming you would like to find out what it is advisable to do about this then keep on reading.
Let us discuss the key variables to keep in mind whenever deciding whether to have the car drained:
Stay away from having any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your automobile. We are Vauxhall experts and have got the certification and knowledge needed to make sure that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.
Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Vauxhall? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Vauxhall Tigra CDTI?
Give us a call and receive genuine guidance and practical help for your exact circumstance
We can come to you to undertake the full contaminated fuel retrieval & clean there on scene
When we have completed you are able to get back on your way and get on with your trip
We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having nationwide cover, for Vauxhall motorists in particular. We principally fix:
We are Vauxhall specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Vauxhall vehicles. Regardless of whether it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.
The technique of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is basically the same for a large number of cars. Of course it may vary a bit as every manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially follows the below principles:
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.
In case you have any questions or require help please Call us!
We are able to get you going once again.
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