One of our engineers was called out to a customer who had misfuelled their vehicle by putting petrol in their diesel tank. Below is the great customer feedback we received from another satisfied customer. Our engineer was able to save the customer hundreds, if not thousands on the advice given by his local garage.
I thought my vehicle was not repairable as I had travelled over 10 miles with petrol in my diesel tank when it ground to a halt. My garage back home told me it would be an engine strip down and would cost a lot of money. However your chap did an unbelievable job. He sucked out 99.9% of the contaminated fuel, filled up with 5 litres of diesel and bingo my car started again. Even better than that. As the petrol has basically cleaned the entire inside of my engine, I would say my car is now running better than ever. I can not thank your service enough. It has saved me a lot of money. Thank you!
If you’ve misfuelled contact an expert!
The above situation shows that even if you have misfuelled your vehicles tank (in this case petrol in a diesel tank) and have driven you vehicle for a short distance, the situation may be able to be rectified without expensive repair bills.
We ALWAYS recommend seeking expert advice from a fuel technician if you have had an incident where you’ve misfuelled your vehicle. Your vehicles tank and fuel system may be able to be drained, flushed and have the correct fuel added with no further consequences or costs.
For further information on misfuelling with the wrong fuel, whether you’ve put petrol in a diesel car or diesel in a petrol car, check out our guides. The guides give you a full breakdown on different situations and what are the best course of actions to prevent any damage or possible further damage to your vehicles engine if you’ve misfuelled.