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Diesel in petrol car  by mistake and driven with contaminated fuel in Norwich

Putting diesel in a petrol car is less serious than putting petrol in a diesel car. After starting your engine, the diesel will coat spark plugs and the fuel system, which often leads to misfiring. Your engine may give off smoke, cut out, or fail to start at all. You should drain the fuel system as soon as possible.

What happens when you put diesel in petrol car?

  • A loud knocking sound as you accelerate

  • Excessive smoke from your exhaust

  • Slower than usual acceleration

  • Engine warning light lighting up

  • Engine stopping completely

  • Car struggling to restart

This is because petrol acts like a solvent instead of a lubrication oil to diesel cars. Turning on your ignition sends the fuel between the components and and increases friction, so part os the engine will be damaged.

What to do if I put diesel in petrol car Norwich?

  • DO NOT WORRY!! It is essential to have your fuel tank drained along with a full fuel system flush, we also recommend to add in a fuel system additive to help clean the petrol fuel system. After a full system drain/flush has been carried out the risk of your engine/components been damaged is greatly reduced. We have only ever come across a few cases of permanent damage over many years and thousands of cars. Our price START FROM £120 in Norwich. Give us a call and we will have you back on the road in no time!If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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What to do if you misfuel your car

If you're lucky enough to realise you’ve put the wrong fuel in your car before starting your engine, do the following:

  1. Leave the engine switched off and don't even put your key in the ignition

  2. Inform the staff at the service station.

  3. You'll be advised to leave your car where it is, or it will be pushed to a safe place

  4. Call us to drain and flush the wrong fuel out of your car. We will be able drain and flush your vehicle's fuel system and get you on your way, unless there's more serious damage.

 

However, if you realise you've wrong-fuelled after you started up your car, both types of fuel will start circulating, damaging your engine. Here's what to do:

  1. If you’ve already started your engine, turn off the ignition immediately.

  2. If you're already moving, pull over to a safe spot, then switch off.

  3. Again, Call us to drain and flush the wrong fuel out of your car.

How to prevent misfuelling your car
  1. Stop and think when you arrive at a service station to refuel and don’t allow yourself to get distracted.

  2. Read the label on the pump and nozzle and double-check the information on the inside of your car’s fuel flap. A circular ‘E10’ or ‘E5’ label denotes petrol, while a square ‘B7’ sign means it's a diesel dispenser. ‘E’ stands for ethanol and ‘B’ for biodiesel.

  3. Check the colour of the fuel nozzle (black for diesel, green for petrol), but don't rely 100% on this colour coding.

  4. If you’re driving a new or unfamiliar vehicle, check and double check the labelling on the inside of the car’s fuel flap.

  5. If you're a diesel car driver, fit an adaptor which replaces the existing filler cap. This prevents you from accidentally putting a petrol nozzle into a diesel filler neck.

  6. If you’re still worried, the best way to avoid misfuelling is to put a sticker on the outside of the fuel flap reminding you which fuel is required.

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Wrong fuel: What to do if you put diesel in a petrol car Norwich

The moment you realize you’ve put the wrong fuel, the ideal situation would be that you haven’t started your car yet.

For a petrol engine, you’ll need to change the fuel filter and clean the spark plugs as well if the car was driven with contaminated fuel.

Call us to drain the fuel tank and flush the entire fuel system.

It's actually a surprisingly common and easy mistake to make. There are approximately 150,000 motorists in the UK who put diesel in a petrol car or the opposite - petrol in a diesel car - and that works out as an average of a fuel-based mistake every three minutes. So, you're definitely not alone in refuelling incorrectly - but you still need to act quickly. If you have put the wrong fuel in your car (diesel in petrol engine), it's vitally important that you don't start the engine if possible. Once the car's engine is running, it will start to circulate the newly added diesel around your petrol engine.

The most important thing to do if you have put diesel in your car is nothing. Don't start the engine - hopefully, you will have realised your mistake before attempting to drive off - and make sure the keys are well away from the ignition. Unless you have put only a very small amount of diesel in your petrol car, you will need the fuel draining from your vehicle before driving it again.

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Why call us if you've accidentally misfuelled your car in Norwich

Don't hesitate to call if you've filled petrol in diesel car in Norwich. Unleaded in diesel rescue. Accidentally filled diesel in petrol car in Norwich? Call our Norwich wrong fuel specialist. Put AdBlue in diesel tank in Norwich? Leave it for us, we can drain and flush your vehicle if AdBlue in diesel tank. Our local wrong fuel drain expert is only a call away. If you need a wrong fuel doctor in Norwich, because you've filled petrol in diesel car, diesel in petrol car or AdBlue in diesel fuel tank don't hesitate to call our wrong fuel adviser. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week emergency mobile wrong fuel drain service Norwich. We fix your car in no time at your location without towing the car anywhere.

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WRONG FUEL IN CAR

Misfuelled Car Fix is a 24/7 emergency mobile wrong fuel drain service that helps you when you've mistakenly filled the wrong fuel in car in Norwich. We are experts in fixing petrol in diesel car, diesel in petrol car or AdBlue in the diesel fuel tank. Our professional team provides wrong fuel recovery services for unleaded in a diesel, diesel in an unleaded car or accidentally AdBlue in the diesel fuel tank.

Have you just put the wrong fuel into your car?

Have you just mistakenly put petrol in diesel, put diesel in petrol or AdBlue in diesel fuel tank, misfueled your car?

If you have, our highly trained wrong fuel recovery technicians can help in Norwich. Our wrong fuel rescue team drains wrongly filled petrol or diesel from your fuel tank and take the necessary measures to get your vehicle back on the road. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just added the wrong in car at a petrol station or if you’ve driven your car with the wrong fuel. Whatever the wrong fuel problem may be, our wrong fuel doctors will have you on your way in the shortest possible time. There’s no need to be embarrassed if you’ve put the wrong fuel in car. An astonishing 300,000 UK motorists make the same mistake every year, that’s one case of somebody putting petrol in a diesel car or diesel into a petrol car every three minutes! We provide fast mobile fuel drain services for customers who make this simple yet highly inconvenient wrong fuel error. Call our Norwich wrong fuel recovery helpline, let us know your location and tell us your vehicle type etc. We’ll arrange for one of our mobile fuel drain technicians to meet you and inform you on how long their arrival will be. Our highly regarded wrong fuel drain experts deliver a responsive service that drains the wrong fuel from your car in Norwich.

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DIESEL IN PETROL CAR IN NORWICH
WHAT TO DO WHEN I PUT DIESEL IN A PETROL CAR IN NORWICH

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If you've put the wrong fuel in your car, you're not alone. Every 3 minutes someone does this mishap. Putting diesel in a unleaded car is a common mistake, and petrol in diesel car also possible.

1. Don't try to start the car
  • This is important - starting the car can cause permanent damage and mean costly repair work.

  • Remove the keys from the ignition instead.

2. Get to a safe location
  • Put the car in neutral.

  • If you’re at the petrol station, inform the staff and ask someone to help you push the car to a safe spot, away from the forecourt.

3. Call us
  • Our wrong fuel doctors are on-hand to come out to you in Norwich.

  • We drain the wrong fuel and put the right one.

  • You'll have enough of the correct fuel to get you going.

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