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Petrol in diesel

Petrol in diesel

Petrol in diesel

Symptoms

It is more common to put petrol in diesel vehicle as the fuel nozzle fit easily in the filter neck. Common symptoms involve engine getting noisy when accelerating, the exhaust is smoking more than usual when driving and the car being more difficult to start, especially when warm.

Potential damage

Diesel fuel acts as lubricant and petrol is a solvent. They mix very easily and the more petrol is mixed with diesel fuel, the more potential damage it can cause. The petrol fuel will create friction in fuel pump as the parts grind together causing potentially damage to the fuel injector.

What to do

Never drive with petrol in diesel engine to prevent the damage. It is easy to remove contaminated fuel from the tank, flush the fuel system and after putting a new fuel in, drive away. It normally takes around an hour to fix the car.

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Symptoms

It is more common to put petrol in diesel vehicle as the fuel nozzle fit easily in the filter neck. Common symptoms involve engine getting noisy when accelerating, the exhaust is smoking more than usual when driving and the car being more difficult to start, especially when warm.

Potential damage

Diesel fuel acts as lubricant and petrol is a solvent. They mix very easily and the more petrol is mixed with diesel fuel, the more potential damage it can cause. The petrol fuel will create friction in fuel pump as the parts grind together causing potentially damage to the fuel injector.

What to do

Never drive with petrol in diesel engine to prevent the damage. It is easy to remove contaminated fuel from the tank, flush the fuel system and after putting a new fuel in, drive away. It normally takes around an hour to fix the car.

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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