Diesel In A Petrol Car

Diesel In A Petrol Car Guide


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Welcome to Wrong Fuel Recovery, here’s our diesel in a petrol car guide to help you when you put diesel into a petrol car.

Have you put diesel in a petrol car?
Putting diesel in a petrol car is not as common as putting petrol in a diesel car, but it does still happen! In fact this problem happens to thousands of people every month in the UK. Wrong Fuel Recovery provide a fast, mobile service to help when you have put diesel in a petrol car. We will attend any vehicle that has had diesel put into a petrol car and we will drain and flush the vehicle to remove all of the contaminated fuel.

What to do if you put diesel in a petrol car!

If you have made the mistake of putting diesel in a petrol car the first thing to do is not to panic. If it is diesel you have put into a petrol car do NOT try to fill the vehicle up with the correct fuel in the hope that this will resolve the issue, unfortunately you can only do this if you have put in 5% or less (less than 3 litres).
Secondly do not start the vehicle, this will cause the diesel fuel to travel around the engine bay and will cover all your components in diesel potentially causing damage. If you have already started the vehicle and it has started to misfire due to the wrong fuel being placed into the vehicle, Wrong Fuel Recovery can still help to drain and flush your vehicle, however in this case the spark plugs will often need to be removed and cleaned.
The final step is to call Wrong Fuel Recovery who have an average attendance time of 40 minutes, we will drain and flush your vehicles fuel tank and lines to remove all the diesel from your petrol car fuel.

Call us on 0800 772 3842 or 0333 772 0842

Diesel in a petrol car

It is not normally possible to put diesel in a petrol car due to the size of the diesel nozzle at the filing station. It is normally too big to fit into a petrol car’s filler neck. However not all manufacturers have fitted the smaller filler neck to their vehicle or it could simply be that you have pulled up to the pump with the nozzles on the wrong side and accidentally forced it in the narrower filler neck. Either way it is very common and happens to thousands of motorists every month.

Our diesel in petrol car technicians

Our specially trained diesel in petrol car technicians are fully trained to drain, flush and clean the spark plugs if required to any petrol vehicle that has had diesel placed in its tank by mistake. We are fully mobile, meaning that we will come to you no matter where you are in the UK. With full UK coverage, we aim to have a diesel in petrol car technician with you in 1 hour from the time you book the diesel in petrol car service.

Our vehicles are equipped with the latest fuel draining equipment to drain and flush your vehicle on-site. All our equipment is fully certified, ATEX approved and can drain any vehicle.
If you have managed to put diesel in a petrol car, call our diesel in petrol experts now for advice or to book your mobile fuel drain service. Wrong Fuel Recovery are the largest mobile fuel drain company in the UK providing a fast, mobile 24-hour service to motorist who have put diesel in a petrol car.

For more information on putting diesel in a petrol car or petrol in a diesel car, please visit our home page.