Problems with fuel

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Diesel in petrol

Diesel in petrol

Diesel in petrol

Symptoms

The common sign of a wrong fuel in petrol car is engine misfiring. It might also not want to start; the engine might cut out mid journey or you will see a heavy smoke when driving. The diesel fuel is heavier than petrol and will clog up the sparks plugs and fuel system, causing it to misfire and eventually stop.

Potential damage

There is potentially very little damage caused by diesel in petrol car. The wrong fuel will have to be fully drained and the fuel system flushed but after this you can get back on the road. It is however recommended that you will change a fuel filter after the incident.

What to do

Firstly, if you notice you put a diesel in petrol car, do not start the engine. If you drove off with wrong fuel, stop the car as soon as you realise or get the wrong fuel symptoms. Call us for a professional help. If you are on the motorway, we might not be able to help you on the road and will have to recover your car to the nearest garage.

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Symptoms

The common sign of a wrong fuel in petrol car is engine misfiring. It might also not want to start; the engine might cut out mid journey or you will see a heavy smoke when driving. The diesel fuel is heavier than petrol and will clog up the sparks plugs and fuel system, causing it to misfire and eventually stop.

Potential damage

There is potentially very little damage caused by diesel in petrol car. The wrong fuel will have to be fully drained and the fuel system flushed but after this you can get back on the road. It is however recommended that you will change a fuel filter after the incident.

What to do

Firstly, if you notice you put a diesel in petrol car, do not start the engine. If you drove off with wrong fuel, stop the car as soon as you realise or get the wrong fuel symptoms. Call us for a professional help. If you are on the motorway, we might not be able to help you on the road and will have to recover your car to the nearest garage.

How we can help you with a fuel issue

Re-fuel

We can provide enough fuel to get you back on the road and to the nearest petrol station

Drain vehicle

Drain your vehicle, flash the fuel system and provide with enough clean fuel to get you to the nearest petrol station

Recover your car

It is unlikely that we won’t be able to help you on the road. In this rare case some recovery operators will be able to recover your car to your chosen destination

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