Have You Put Petrol In A Diesel Car?
24 Hour, Wrong Fuel Recovery
Have you put petrol in a diesel car? Don’t worry. Accidents happen, and with the right help, you’ll be back on the road in no time. At Auto Fuel Fix, we have the largest team of wrong fuel specialists operating 24 hours a day to help people who have put petrol in a diesel car. We’re proud to provide a service that’s fast, effective and affordable.
If you’ve put petrol in a diesel car by mistake or otherwise, call us on 0844 879 4770 and one of our specialists will be with you within 1 hour. They will then drain and flush your car and provide you with sufficient fuel to get you on your way. It’s that easy!
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What Happens if You Put Petrol in a Diesel Car?
Putting the wrong fuel in your car can cause damage to the components in your engine. If you have only put a small amount of petrol in a diesel car, then there is less risk of your car being damaged. With modern diesel fuel pumps running at such high pressures, petrol in a diesel car can effect and reduce the lubrication in the pump, causing damage to the pump when the metal components rub together. The petrol can also cause damage to the diesel pump & fuel system seals. How much damage depends on how long the engine was run for after the misfuelling.
This rubbing together in the pump can cause metal particles to be deposited into the fuel and these may be carried along up to the rest of the fuel system. The further the petrol moves along your fuel system, the more expensive the repair. So, if you have already started driving, as soon as you realise you have contaminated your diesel with petrol STOP DRIVING and SWITCH OFF!
Symptoms Of Putting Petrol In A Diesel Car
What To Do If You Put Petrol In A Diesel Car
Haven’t Started The Vehicle
If you realise your mistake before starting your engine then ensure you don’t start your vehicle or put the key in the ignition, as this will prime the electric pump in the fuel tank and circulate the contaminated diesel. It will then be essential to carry out a full fuel drain. Once the contaminated fuel has been removed and the tank filled with the correct diesel there should be no damage to the engine.
Started The Engine
If you have started the engine before realising the misfuelling mistake then stop the car as soon as possible. We recommend a full tank drain and a complete fuel system flush to minimise any potential damage to your vehicle’s fuel system. Once the system has been completely flushed through with the correct fuel and the tank has been filled with diesel, we recommend using a good quality fuel additive to remove any trace of the contaminated fuel.
Driven The Vehicle
If you have driven your vehicle before realising your misfuelling mistake or if you have broken down then after the fuel drain we recommend carrying out a thorough cleanse of all affected equipment. In addition, we recommend replacing your fuel filter as soon as possible after the misfuelling incident. A fuel filter is a relatively low-cost component that is quite simple to install.
Call Us Now!
At Auto Fuel Fix, we pride ourselves on our first-class customer service and always deliver a service that is fast and effective. If you have put diesel in your petrol car, call us now on 0844 879 4770 and we’ll be there within 1 hour to fix your car and get you back on the road.