What to do if you put petrol in a diesel engine?
If you have put wrong fuel in car, the most important thing to remember is do not start your engine. Starting your car will circulate the mixed fuel, which can cause even more damage.If you’ve already put the wrong fuel in your vehicle and are looking for immediate assistance, Wrong Fuel Specialists can help.
Our technicians are full trained on all vehicle models including:
- Vauxhall Volkswagen
- Alfa Romeo
- Land Rover
Call us on 07702 806511 on 24/7/365 and we will come out, drain the fuel and flush your engine.
What happens when petrol is put into a diesel car?
Putting petrol in a diesel engine damages the fuel pump if it is not drained as soon as possible. This is because the fuel pump uses diesel for lubrication, but when you put petrol fuel in it actually becomes a solvent, reducing lubrication and causes rapid damage to the pump. This damage is magnified if you switch on the ignition as the mixed fuel circulates and can cause damage to other parts of the fuel system.
For more advice call Wrong Fuel Specialists on 07702 806511 and we will get you to your finish line fast.