- just put a full tank of diesel…..
Used both on these on my diesels.
Probably £150 to get the tank drained and fingers crossed that the petrol hasn’t screwed anything else in the engine or ££££’sPosted 4 years ago
Bit far for me to help you but ill give you a bit of bad news, in my experience 8/10 times in a few weeks/months the EML light will come on and the fault will be a cat ageing fault, the cat has been damaged beyond repair by the diesel and the porous oxygen sensor really don’t like it either.Posted 4 years ago
And you don’t want to know how much the cat is for that little 3 cylinder engine…B.A.NanaMember
franksinatra – Member
Not under warranty. Breakdown cover offered a drain tonight but that was 200 plus vat. Having it towed to my local garage that does my servicing, i know they are fair.
This is what I did, AA wanted £200 + VAT or something similar, got them to drop it off at my local garage who did it for £120 all in (or figures around those amounts).Posted 4 years ago
It would be so easy to put a little chip in the entrance to the tank and a sensor on the hose of the pump – a bit like those clever cat flaps
>> IIRC it has been developed but has never been taken up.
I know the latest Land Rovers are fitted with a device that won’t let you put petrol in them. Not quite sure how it works though (and as the owner of one, have no intention of finding out!)Posted 4 years agob rMember
You’ll be fine, when I filled my Misses (and having met her you can probably imagine the 5h1t I was in) diesel with petrol I had to get it drained by the RAC. But, then used the contaminated fuel in my petrol Beemer (RAC Man said it’d be fine) – so your Wife’s car should be fine once emptied.Posted 4 years agoluffy105Subscriber
Petrol in diesel is not a biggy. I used to live in the alps and if I couldn’t get cold weather diesel used to put a litre of petrol in to stop it going to jelly. Did that in a few different cars with no ill effects and didnt have the tank freeze on me.
Unfortunately diesel in a petrol engine can be a real problem if you have driven it. Mainly because it buggers the catalytic converter. I hope that this is not the case here but be prepared for some expensively bad news. If you get away with a tank drain count yourself very lucky.Posted 4 years ago
IF it does bugger your cat see bow much your garage will charge to fit:
IF your engines knackered there are regularly those diddy like engines up for sale too due to rear end write off etc. A decent indie wouldnt take that long. (As a side note I think they only weigh 65kg?!).
Cracking little cars 🙂Posted 4 years agoStefMcDefSubscriber
franksinatra – Member
Still waiting for recovery, 1hr 25 min and counting. I am about a mile from home but need to stay with the car.
Reminds me of a joke. What do you call a Scottish guy who’s about a mile from his house?
Nae luck OP – could see me doing that if I was a more-than-one-car household with more than one fuel type involved.Posted 4 years ago
OP I wouldn’t be shy of salvage/breakers. I used them a fair few times for bits and pieces. Driveshaft/window regulator/cat for Subaru’s. Spare wheels etc etc.
VERY cheap but also – alot of breakers give you a 30day etc refund if the part doesn’t work. IF the cat is fubarred, a similar written off newish Aygo etc, more than likely isn’t going to have a bawked cat.
On the three times mis-fuelling. Does he also drive that destracted? Scary.Posted 4 years agoluffy105Subscriber
zokes – Member
Apart from causing the high pressure fuel pump and injectors to catastrophically fail due to lack of lubrication, no, it isn’t
True if you put too much in, ie more than 8L in a full tank but one litre in an 80l fill up did no harm to multiple vehicles over a few years. Just stopped the diesel going to jelly in the cold which is a real pain in the backside.Posted 4 years ago
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