What Happens If You Use The Wrong Fuel?

Have you just put the unleaded fuel into our diesel tank- keep reading…..

This is what Steve says to do if you put the wrong fuel into your car.

First things first, do not start your car.

Organise for a tow truck to bring it into us. This is the best case scenario because we clean it out for you. We will also fill it up with the correct fuel and get you back out on the road again.

If you have started your car, you will need to replace your fuel filter as well.

If you have driven it, and it has stopped…well, this is where it can get bad. This usually because the high pressure fuel pump doesnt get enough lubrication from the petrol and starts breaking down into tiny little pieces of metal which will go through your entire fuel system.

If this happened to you, you need to start enquiring with your insurance company, as you are going to need a whole new fuel system….pump, injectors, rail, fuel tank, fuel lines.

Speaking of insurance, make sure your insurance company covers you for this type of thing. So many companies in the budget sector do not cover this type of accident as we have some many people having spend alot of money to rectify this issue.

So, what have we learnt?

 

A) DONT START YOUR CAR IF YOU PUT PETROL IN YOUR DIESEL TANK

B) CHECK YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY COVERS YOU FOR THIS

Learn about other Diesel FAQ’s and also more indepth information on the Diesel Particulate Filter or DPF

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