Petrol in Diesel Car

Putting petrol in a diesel car is a very frequently occurring problem. Although this can be a major problem, even if you have driven your car, we can get it running again Fast. Our professional advice is so long as all the fuel is drained, clean diesel pumped in the vehicle (supplied by our service vehicle) and the system flushed as soon as possible, the results will not be an issue.

The primary problem with putting Petrol in a Diesel car is the fact that diesel fuel has lubricating properties that lubricate vital components in the high-pressure diesel injection system and prevent wear of these components. Petrol however does not have these lubricating properties and will cause rapid deterioration of these injection components if not attended to urgently. The moment the car has been started the petrol mix is pumped into the injection system. This needs to be rectified urgently.

Fix My Fuel recommends that any diesel fuel contaminated with petrol should be removed from the tank, replaced with clean diesel fuel (supplied by our service vehicle) and the system flushed. In some where the car has been started and driven as soon as the driver becomes aware of the problem the car needs to be stopped in a safe location and the engine turned off. Do not drive further.

In 99% of cases, your car will be back on the road with no need to take any further action to remedy the problem.

Have You Put Petrol in a Diesel Car?