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WRONG FUEL FAQS

If you have put the wrong fuel in your vehicle, please don't panic and call GMM FUEL ASSIST to get back on the road within no time. Before you give us a call, please have a read through our FAQ's to clear any confusion.

What happens if you put the wrong fuel in your car?

Usually through by mistake – putting Petrol into an engine that requires a diesel can cause problems that prove disastrous for your engine. Filling an engine designed to run on diesel with Petrol, you will notice effects almost instantly.

How do I fix the wrong gas in my car?

Follow the steps mentioned below can help you fix the wrong gas problem:

  • Stop adding fuel instantly.
  • Don't start your car's engine.
  • Disengage the battery.
  • Shove your car away from the pump area.
  • Have your car tugged to fuel drain service i.e., GMM Fuel Assist.
  • An expert will get your gas tank unfilled and drains out the fuel lines.

  • In case you unconsciously drop a small amount of Petrol into your diesel engine. The diesel fuel will undoubtedly go up in flames in the diesel engine, which can lead to engine damage. Petrol damages the fuel pump also and destroys the diesel injectors.

    Let's say you accidentally put the wrong fuel in your car; the first step is to stop your vehicle and have it towed back home. Fix the problem as soon as you get to know about the problem, because the longer diesel remains in the tank, the more damaging it can be for the fuel system, engine, and injectors. Next, use a siphon (drain off) pump to take out the diesel from the tank and fill it up with gasoline.

    Let's say you accidentally put the wrong fuel in your car; the first step is to stop your vehicle and have it towed back home. Fix the problem as soon as you get to know about the problem, because the longer diesel remains in the tank, the more damaging it can be for the fuel system, engine, and injectors. Next, use a siphon (drain off) pump to take out the diesel from the tank and fill it up with gasoline.

    Diesel in a petrol engine is less likely to cause extensive damage if it's caught quickly enough. Petrol mixed with diesel does not ignite well and eventually shows upshots in spark plug fouling, the engine fails, and catalytic converter destruction. Ultimately, the car will not run at all.

    Tell the gas pump that what has happened. Put the car in neutral. Have someone who can help push your car to a safe place. Call your insurer as soon as you can and if they give you breakdown cover, call them – they are duty-bound to drain, flush and refuel your car.

    Putting the wrong fuel into your vehicle can be devastating for your drive and possibly cause substantial damage to your car engine. It is considered as a common mistake to make. Starting your engine will make the mixed fuel flow around your engine, which causes more harm.

  • Empty your car gas tank.
  • Buy a fuel siphon (drain off) system.
  • Twig your pipe into the fuel tank, filling it until there are only one to two feet left before the pump.
  • Thrust your hand pump until gas comes out.
  • Take out the tube and fill up the tank.
  • Use the Petrol again, or properly dispose it of.
  • Do you want to know what happens if we put diesel in a petrol car? Well, putting diesel in a petrol car is not really a big mistake, so the damage is not that severe. In case the engine is started, the diesel will layer the spark plugs and the fuel system that results in vehicle misfiring.

    It is never a good idea to put water into a car's fuel tank because fuel and water don't mix. When water does get into a gas tank, either accidentally or as the result of a horrifying prank, the consequence can be the engine damage.

  • Snorting problems.
  • Gushing or sudden increase/decrease in power.
  • Corrosion in the fuel tank.
  • Poor fuel economy.
  • The car rejects to start a drive.
  • Don't start your vehicle to avoid damage to your engine, even if you have wrong fuelled your vehicle with a little bit of fuel. Push your car in neutral to a safe place and call GMM Fuel Assist.

    If you have wrong fuelled your vehicle and then drove it, this can cause serious damage to your engine. It is of utmost importance to fuel drain the wrong fuel as soon you can so that the risk to your engine is minimised.

    The more the contaminated fuel that goes into the system, the more expensive it will be to repair your car. It doesn't matter if you put diesel in a petrol engine or vice versa, you still need to call reliable roadside emergency fuel assistance.

    Please contact your insurer for confirmation if they cover your insurance costs. However, the better thing to do is to cover the costs yourself to avoid an increase in your insurance premiums.

    I've put petrol in my diesel car and have been told I can drive a long time, but that sadly is a myth because they actually mix directly as contact is made, creating a volatile mixture that can destroy your injectors and fuel pump costing thousands to correct.

    If you misfuelled your vehicle at a service station, then it is unlikely any damage has occurred as long as the ignition isn't started. GMM Fuel Assist can drain and flush the system to get you on your way again.

    However, if the car has been driven, there is a potential for damage. In this case please call us for more information. We have a brilliant reputation for successfully draining and starting over 99% off all vehicles driven on the wrong fuel so we will get you going again.

    Sometimes the damage to the vehicle is considerable and the vehicle doesn't start. In this case GMM Fuel Assist has a 'no start no fee policy' which means we either get you back on the road or no pay and we will not charge you for any of the work done. Our qualified technicians will be with you within an hour to drain the fuel and get you back on the road.

    The amount of wrong fuel that your vehicle can tolerate depends on the vehicle's manufacturer. Please check with your vehicle's manufacturer for confirmation. However, manufacturers recommend draining the wrong fuel immediately so that the engine doesn't get affected.

    Please contact the hire company immediately. The rental agreement sets out the terms and conditions. Usually, the rental company arranges for the fuel drain company.

    GMM Fuel Assist has technicians and specialised equipment that is suitable and capable to remove the wrong fuel from any vehicle type.

    GMM Fuel Assist has professional and qualified technicians which cover the whole of London.



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