Petrol in your diesel car?

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Put Petrol in your Diesel car? Our local mobile unit is on call now to get you going. We usually arrive within 46 mins. Fuel Fixer are the leading wrong fuel specialists. Make yourself safe and call us - your car will be fixed while you wait.
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Petrol in your diesel car?

Put Petrol in your Diesel car? Our local mobile unit is on call now to get you going. We usually arrive within 46 mins. Fuel Fixer are the leading wrong fuel specialists. Make yourself safe and call us - your car will be fixed while you wait.

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Petrol in your Diesel Car

Diesel cars can’t be run on petrol. If you’ve put petrol into a diesel, it needs to be removed straight away. Even if the car starts and runs for a while, the petrol will cause damage. Whether it’s petrol in a diesel, or diesel in a petrol vehicle, our mobile mechanics will come to you and safely remove the wrong fuel, make the needed adjustments and get you quickly back on the road.

Call now on 01 506 0386 for immediate assistance. Our phones are manned 24/7 and our average time for getting help to you is 46 minutes. We aim to get you back on the road within 90 minutes of receiving your call.

What does petrol do to a diesel engine?

Petrol and diesel engines work differently. Petrol engines use an electrical spark to ignite the fuel, but diesel engines burn the fuel by creating high pressure. Diesel engines are partially lubricated by the oiliness of the fuel, but if it is contaminated with petrol that oil gets washed away. So although petrol won't burn in the diesel engine it can do damage.

If you have put some petrol in you diesel car, it needs to be removed. Get yourself and any occupants to a safe place while we come and carry out the removal and restart procedure. Once done, you should not suffer any further problem. Our mechanic will advise you in the rare case that any follow-up procedures should be carried out after you have completed your journey.

Areas we cover

FuelFixer mobile units provide local coverage across the country 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So whether you are stuck on a petrol station forecourt near Southampton, broken down on the side of the road near Basingstoke, or stuck at home in Portsmouth with a car that won’t start, we can help.

Give us a call and our operators will arrange a fast call-out for you wherever you are. In most areas help should be less than an hour away.

Call us for fast attantion anywhere in the country

We have mobile units in most of the main population areas ready to come out to help you any time of the day or night. If for any reason we can’t get to you quickly ourselves, we’ll get another trusted fuel-drain specialist out to you. We won’t leave you without help, and our telephone operators will stay in touch until the job is done and you are back on your way.

What does wrong fuel do?

Your car simply won't run on the wrong fuel. Diesel and petrol engines work differently: diesel does not ignite with a spark, like petrol - and petrol won't ignite without one. If you have petrol in a diesel engine - the most common problem - the petrol will wash away some of the oil the engine needs for lubrication. In either type of fuel contamination, the wrong fuel needs to be removed.

Water in fuel creates different problems but - since it sinks to the bottom your tank - it usually needs our specialist equipment to drain it fully.

Common Petrol in Diesel questions

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