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Misfuelling 24/7 Service

Derby, Burton and Midlands Area

Misfuelling 24/7 Service

Derby, Burton and Midlands Area

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If you have put the wrong fuel in your vehicle? DON’T PANIC!!! ….
and DO NOT DRIVE THE VEHICLE, please CALL US.

Easily done! Around one person every three minutes does it! 150,000
people per year! You are not alone!

Relatively straight forward to rectify but could turn into something serious.
Worst scenario – new engine.

We offer a fuel drain and fuel replacement service. We can come to your
workplace, roadside, petrol station/garage forecourt (we are licensed to do so).We can drain the fuel and get you back on the road again.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I PUT THE WRONG FUEL INTO MY VEHICLE?

Petrol into a Diesel Vehicle

DO NOT START THE VEHICLE.

If you do it will circulate the mixed fuel around your engine. It creates problems due to the difference between unleaded petrol and diesel fuel. Diesel fuel acts as a lubricant in a diesel engine fuel system. Petrol does not have the lubricating qualities of diesel and so where there is metal to metal contact between the diesel fuel system components, rapid wear and damage can occur.

Petrol and diesel react differently in their respective engine ignition systems. A diesel engine won’t run on unleaded petrol and the engine with either fail to start at all (potentially a blessing!), or if there is a small amount of residual diesel in the system, it will start and then immediately stall again,in the majority of cases.

In some cases eg. where a diesel fuel tank has been topped up with around 20% unleaded fuel, the engine may run badly for some time and the motorist may end up stranded a few miles from the forecourt, when it eventually stalls.

Engine damaged by misfuelling - putting the wrong petrol or diesel in car

Diesel into a Petrol Vehicle

DO NOT START THE VEHICLE.

It will create smoke and could cause serious damage.
Less serious than petrol into diesel. If the engine is started the diesel will coat the spark
plugs and the fuel system – typical symptoms include misfiring, smoking and stopping. The engine may cut out or fail to start at all.

Our fully trained and qualified technicians will be able to advise and assist you. We can add flushes and cleaners to the system if needed.

Environment Agency Registration No. CBDU 168203

Call 01283 733343 24/7 Emergency 07455 674258

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Office Line: 01283 733343
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