To the last question to start: how to fill a petrol car with diesel is less serious than the refueling of gasoline in a car that is equipped with a diesel engine. In both cases it leads to damage, but petrol in a diesel car is really disastrous, says Yan From the Field of Wrong Fuel Rescue.Read also Men refuel more often wrong fuel than women
Unfortunately, in 95 percent of cases, for exactly this error, because the pump nozzle of a diesel is too large for the opening of a petrol tank and vice versa. When petrol in a diesel car is rolled, that's pretty fast damaging because diesel is a lubricating effect to the fuel pump and petrol is not. Even a small amount of petrol in a diesel engine already caused substantial damage to the engine lead, says Van de Velde.Not start
When you discover that you have made a mistake with the fuel, it is according to him important that the engine does not start. “Switch the contact is not in, because the majority of cars are equipped with electric fuel pumps. This starts with the filling of the fuel without the engine running. Gasoline is a solvent and can almost have an immediate effect on parts for engine and fuel supply that diesel fuel to be lubricated.”
Or the engine or not started: in both cases, according to Van de Velde the attention of professionals. Either at the local (brand)dealer or roadside assistance service. Each meter which is further driven, brings in the rule for a higher bill. The costs are generally not covered by manufacturer's warranties, or any other type of additional guarantees and, therefore, almost always fully rests on the shoulders of the owner of the vehicle.
According to Van de Velde are often multiple causes are at the base of the tank of the wrong fuel. “Hurry, fatigue, unfamiliarity with the vehicle - especially if it is a car of the work - and distractions at the pump are the most common reasons of the confusion. It goes in the tank of the wrong fuel, moreover, in 80 percent of the cases to a man, he notes.More damage to a new vehicle
it is Clear, however, that the newer the car is, the greater the chance of damage. In older cars is due to the greater tolerances of the engine the best chance that you get the car back to get by still large quantities of the proper fluid to add, as evidenced by the following video of the program Fifth Gear. The presenter did in both cases not even the wrong type of fuel to remove.