Owning a car or even a vehicle fleet is cool, but conducting consistent inspections and taking care of the maintenance is a hard job that requires attention and care. What if you unknowingly filled the wrong fuel into your vehicle? What is the end result of using the wrong kind of fuel? Find out the answers in this blog as we break down all of the possibilities. Read on to learn more!
What Are the Results of Using the Wrong Fuel?
Irrespective of filling petrol in your diesel car or diesel in your patrol car, both the incidents could damage your vehicle badly.
Diesel in Your Petrol Vehicle: since the nozzle of a diesel dispenser is a lot bigger than the tank of a petrol vehicle, the chances of misfuelling are less to a serious extent. Even then, if diesel comes into a petrol vehicle, the damages are minute. The first part that would be damaged would be the fuel filter since they’re not used to the greasy effect of your diesel.
Petrol in a Diesel Vehicle: this is a complete mishap and could cause plenty of damage to your car. As the petrol dispenser nozzles are smaller and the tanks bigger in space, it is bound to occur. Unlike petrol vehicles, diesel vehicles compress the diesel and gush the diesel to help lubricate the internal parts of your vehicle. It is difficult to get rid of the petrol once it enters into internal areas. It is difficult to get rid of the petrol once it comes into the internal parts. The fuel injection pump works correctly only with the help of diesel. Since petrol can’t do the job, the performance becomes inadequate.
What to Do If You Pump the Wrong Fuel
Dealing with the situation as soon as possible reduces the damages that improper fueling causes to your vehicle. If you realize this, disconnect the main fuel line between the tank and the engine right away. If you have already started your vehicle, turn off the engine the second you realize your mistake. Then drain out the fuel using a hose through the filler cap. If you can’t do this yourself, get in touch with a mechanic or fuel supplier immediately. After the fuel is drained out, crank your engine and pump out the leftover fuel. After that, fill the vehicle with the right kind of fuel.
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