In the event that you are locatedin Glastonbury and have put petrol in a diesel vehicle we can offer national 24hr wrong fuel solutions to extract the petrol. Regardless of if you put unleaded in the diesel car and drove it we are still able to help.
Inadvertently put petrol in a diesel car? Or perhaps even put diesel in a petrol car?
Give us a call and get honest advice and sensible help for your particular situation
We would go to you to do the complete contaminated fuel drain & purge right there on scene
Once we have completed you will be able to get back on the road and get on with your trip
We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering nationwide service, in Somerset in particular. We mainly attend:
Whatever the car make or model, we are able to take care of the car right there and then. Regardless of whether it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going again.
The system of draining unleaded from a diesel vehicle is basically exactly the same for most cars. As you can imagine it does differ to some extent as every manufacturer has their particular different fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically 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 concerns or want some help please Call us!
We can get you moving again.
Fuel Fixer Ltd, Linx House, 147 London Road, East Grinstead, RH19 1ET
Weekdays: 9am to 5pm