Wrong Fuel in Car Great Berry, Essex

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If you have unleaded in a diesel automobile, or diesel in your petrol vehicle (and amazingly most people do this at least once eventually) - we deal with it there and then. Wrong Fuel SoS' experienced technicians are available 24/7. Just call up our emergency number and someone will come out, flush the incorrect fuel and get you swiftly back on the road.

It was around 6 pm on a Wednesday and while we were assured a dry and fresh afternoon, it had not stopped pouring! Mark and me were relaxing there discussing the weekend's rugby, prepared for the sixth job that day to come in. Eventually we received a call from a lovely woman on a company expedition who had gone to the Esso filling station in Great Berry and put the wrong fuel in a diesel pristine Skoda Yeti hire car by mistake. The poor lady was somewhat agitated apparently, crying "I just can't believe I have wrecked the car! I'm so familiar with filling up my petrol car I completely didn't remember that I was driving a diesel!" I instructed her to calm down and not to fret, also that such things happen. She had managed to move the car to a protected area and, seeing that it was only a few minutes from our van, we were able to get to the woman swiftly. The wrong fuel was drained so she was able to get back to the hotel she was living at. Although we got really soaked, it was all worth the time to watch her drive off calm and not so stressed. Yet another misfuel correction in Essex well done in my mind!

Every single day in Great Berry you will find customers just as you who have filled the incorrect type of fuel in their car. In case you're here researching for a swift and dependable fuel drain specialist to aid you, then search no more. We are highly skilled fuel drain specialists in Great Berry, who are available 24/7 to aid you at the roadside.

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Out of Fuel Assistance

Run out of fuel in Great Berry (out of gas - as an American might say)? We run a comprehensive Essex Out of Fuel Service. We can easily help to re-fill your vehicle in the event that you are having difficulty on the motorway, roadside in the middle of nowhere, or just at home. Our technicians can come out to you with 10-20 litres of fuel (bought at pump price) to fill your automobile. They are also able to deal with any of the standard troubles that can go with running out of fuel - such as airlocks, vehicle failing to restart, or even flat batteries as a result of over-cranking.

AdBlue Contamination

All over Essex we are identifying a lot more occurrences of AdBlue contamination when a driver has put AdBlue directly into their diesel tank. This is to a certain extent a result of people not being totally sure the way to work with it (be aware: it is not a fuel additive), and in part because the inlets for diesel and AdBlue are normally directly next to each other on the car.

Now, precisely what is the situation with having AdBlue in the diesel car?

Since AdBlue is mainly deionised water, it is actually nearly as good as putting water in to your tank. Diesel and water really don't mix in the slightest and attempting to run a diesel car on water will never work. In addition, the urea is fairly corrosive to your fuel system lines and seals and is at risk of crystalising, blocking injectors and fuel filters. If you find you poured AdBlue in the fuel tank empty it right away. And most definitely be careful not to start up the engine - not even to relocate it off the pump. In the event that you did start the car you would in all probability have to have the complete fuel system purged and filters replaced.

Call us in the event that you are going through AdBlue contamination. We can help you. We are Contaminated Fuel Specialists and can take care of all kinds of AdBlue contamination.

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A fairly alarmed driver phoned us from the Texaco filling station at Essex to inform us that he had put unleaded in to his diesel brother's Renault Laguna; he wasn't totally certain how he'd done it. We advised him it was not a situation and quickly had our engineer out to him to clear the contaminated fuel from his tank. Having taken out the wrong fuel, he was soon enough back driving. He told us; "I am really flabbergasted I put petrol in my diesel car. And the man who was sent to take care of the fuel drain was incredibly fantastic - he didn't make me appear foolish."

All of our experts are trained on the newest cars and their fuel systems. We go to well over 4,000 wrong fuel removals each year in the UK (sure, there are that many individuals who err - you are definitely not on your own). Our lines are open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Our engineers are on-call anytime you need to have them.

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A week ago a customer telephoned us when his beautiful Volkswagen died on a street in Great Berry. He had unintentionally put petrol in his diesel car and managed to get as far as the street before being forced to pull over. It was actually early in the morning and our technical engineer, who resides close by, got to him in approximately 10 minutes. We were able to drain the incorrect fuel and put fresh diesel yet again in to the vehicle. "Thank you for your timely response, especially at 3 a.m., I really appreciate it."

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A teen who had only just passed his test had wrong fueled his sunflower yellow Volvo V50 by putting petrol in his diesel car at the filling station close to Great Berry. He said, "This is just the second occasion I have put fuel in my vehicle from the time when I paid for it and I don't know how to proceed." He was also scared as his father had just paid for the car. He found our company on the internet and so called it instantly, afraid about what he needed to do. Our person on the telephones informed him that we could be with him inside forty five minutes and to not start the car while he waited. We carried out the fuel drain on his vehicle and he said how impressed he was it was taken care of so speedily and without consequence .

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This really was what is called an unsociable time to be on the road. It was roughly 2am and hardly anyone was about. It had become pretty quiet so far, and Ray and I were sitting about browsing a number of old magazines. It was an unusual peaceful moment in Essex. Actually it was that peaceful that the instant the telephone finally rang I jumped! The voice explained: "I have only just ended my night shift and stupidly filled petrol in my bright red Peugeot 206". I got him to inform us where exactly the car was situated and we left, getting to him in Great Berry under 30 minutes later. The fuel was cleaned up and removed from the motor. He thanked us for getting there so promptly. While we were returning home we noticed two young women at the side of the street who appeared to have a puncture. So we pulled up to change it, to their elation.

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How to find out if I put the wrong fuel in my car?

If you’ve just filled up at a petrol station and the cars starts to act a bit strange you might start to wonder if you accidentally put the wrong fuel in it.

Well, there are a few things to can check that will be able to tell you:

  1. How is the car responding? There are some very common misfuel symptoms which can be a good indicator of wrong fuel:
    • Loss of engine power – can feel like the car has run out of fuel
    • A lot of smoke (more than usual)
    • Engine coughing or starting to splutter
    • Won’t start – or keeps stalling.
  2. Look at your fuel receipt. It will state clearly if you filled up with diesel or unleaded. If you don’t have the receipt, you can often return to the petrol station where you filled up and give them the date and time (and pump) where you refueled and they will often be able to give you a VAT receipt.
  3. Smell it. Diesel and petrol have very distinctly different smells. Anyone familiar with the motor industry should be able to help you with this. Or you could even get another car to park alongside and smell the fuel caps of both, comparing them to determine what the fuel type is.
  4. Call us to come out and assess the car. In the majority of cases we will be able to tell if the car has been misfueled before beginning work on it. If we discover that the vehicle does not need a fuel drain, you will only be charged a call-out fee.

Common Wrong Fuel Signs and symptoms:

The following is a list of routine wrong fuel symptoms or signs:

  • Loss of vehicle power
  • Motor stalling, spluttering or even hiccuping
  • A tough time starting the engine
  • Increased fumes

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