Wrong Fuel in Car Eastnor, Herefordshire

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Petrol in your diesel vehicle in Eastnor? Thank you for visiting Wrong Fuel SoS. Call us and find out how we could aid you to get you going once more.

It was around 10 pm on a Saturday and though we were promised a dry and fresh day, it hadn't stopped pouring! Brian and me were relaxing there talking about the recent footy results, waiting around for the 8th call to come in. Eventually we got the call from a woman on a business expedition who had arrived at the Texaco petrol garage in Eastnor and put petrol in her diesel deep grey Ford Focus ST lease car in error. The poor lady was rather troubled it seemed, telling me "I just can't believe that I've wrecked the vehicle! I am so accustomed to putting petrol in my petrol vehicle I totally forgot I was driving a diesel!" I asked her to relax and not to be concerned, and also that such things regrettably often happen. She managed to relocate the car to a protected space and, seeing that it was only a few miles away from where we were, we were able to arrive at the lady right away. The contaminated fuel was removed so she was able to once again go back to the Premier Inn she was lodging in. Even though we got extremely wet, it was all worth the effort seeing her drive home contented and not so stressed. One more fuel drain in Herefordshire done well in my books!

If you've put the incorrect fuel in your car in Eastnor (petrol in diesel Eastnor) we are the people you need to phone. We cover the whole of the Eastnor region and all bordering counties.

The 3 things you SHOULD know about fuel contamination!

Boat Fuel Drains

If you find there is the wrong fuel, or perhaps contaminated fuel (most commonly water contaminated or old fuel) in a boat we can help you get it out. Provided that the boat is either dry-docked, or situated close enough to a car parking spot we should be able to reach the fuel storage tanks and drain out the contaminated fuel. We've carried out numerous fuel drains at docks and boatyards across the country.

Water Contamination or AdBlue Contamination

Fuel contaminated with water, regardless of whether it is unleaded petrol or diesel, is undoubtedly a serious matter to handle in a car - specifically in modern-day common-rail engines.

Water or AdBlue inside your petrol or diesel may trigger idling difficulties, uneven running, increased smoke and, if not remedied fully, potentially broken injectors. Having water in petrol is quicker to get rid of as compared to water in diesel - this is mainly due to the fact that diesel is an oil. In spite of this we are able to deal with both cases pretty expediently.

Keep in mind that in the event that the vehicle was started on the fuel contaminated with water it will quite possible require a new fuel filter fitted because the old one will be completely water-logged and useless.

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Ahhh, that was a great night of sleep! 7:30 in the morning on a gloomy Saturday and we were on my way to help an elder lovely lady after she put petrol in her diesel teal Volvo S80 in Eastnor. I'd been advised she had left the petrol station forecourt and broken down along a backwater lane on route to visit her godchildren. I plugged the location in the TomTom and was on-scene in less than an hour. I turned up at the stricken lady and removed the wrong fuel out of the car. While I was doing the drain she said to me, "I'm getting rather forgetful in my senior years and didn't remember about the car taking diesel since I had only just purchased it a week ago when my old car, which I'd had for in excess of twenty years, finally died". I got the drain done and she gifted me a Murray mint and thanked me for my hard work. Such a lovely Herefordshire lady!

Regardless of whether your car is modern or classic, we have the ability, know-how AND hardware to be sure that your car is cleared out and purged of any wrong fuel at once, which means you can continue on with your journey with minimum trouble.

Thus, in case you've filled your petrol automobile with diesel, or put the wrong fuel in your diesel vehicle wherever in Herefordshire, contact us now. Our competent mechanics are all set and waiting for you.

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A gentleman had broken down off a road in Eastnor. His apple green Chevrolet Cavalier car had stopped running and he'd no idea what was faulty until eventually he noticed he had put the wrong fuel in his diesel vehicle. He phoned us to get a fuel drain and that's when he informed us: "I can't believe that I didn't realise that I put the wrong fuel in my car." He said that he had gotten zero sleep the day before and that must have been the key reason why.

Regardless of if it is diesel in petrol or petrol in diesel we can assist to sort it out. Our UK call operators are always accessible, even holiday breaks, to respond to your queries and help to get you running once more. Call up right now and discover in what way we can assist:

With hundreds of years of joint fuel drain expertise you could not be in safer hands. Our operatives have personally seen the lot and done everything. They are properly trained on the newest models and possess all relevant certificates. The company is completely V.A.T. authorised and insured so you know we are no cowboy or “mickey mouse” venture.

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I'm not necessarily so excited about running on weekends, and 2 weeks ago was no different. I had just left the family after having a fantastic Sunday roast made for me by the better half, and I was on my way to assist a fellow after he put the incorrect fuel in his grass green Volvo740. He was somewhere in Eastnor thus I arrived there quickly. As I drove up at the rear of the vehicle and started work he told me "Praise the Almighty! I stupidly had my concentration on other considerations and failed to grasp that I'd put the wrong fuel in my petrol vehicle. Have I caused any kind of harm by simply starting it?" I determined that truth be told there shouldn't be any problems and that also I'd personally remove the fuel as quickly as possible. It goes without saying that I got the fuel drained from the vehicle and filled it with the correct fuel, and one more delighted client could continue on their traveling without hassle. He could not stop thanking me, and that is what can make working on Sundays in Herefordshire just a small bit better for me personally!

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This was exactly what is called the graveyard shift. It was roughly dawn and hardly anyone was about. It had been quite uneventful thus far, and Brian and I were relaxing browsing some old newspapers. This was an unusual calm hour in Herefordshire. It was in fact that peaceful that the instant the phone inevitably rang I jumped with surprise! The voice said: "I only just finished my night shift and incredibly filled the wrong fuel in the diesel spotless Range Rover Sport in error". I instructed him to let us know where the car was and we set off, arriving in Eastnor only half an hour later. The contaminated fuel was extracted from the engine. He thanked us for coming so rapidly. As we were going back home we saw two young ladies at the edge of the road who looked like they had a flat tyre. So we pulled over to change it, to their delight.

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Likely Misfueling Symptoms:

Here is a list of customary wrong fuel signs and symptoms:

  • Reduced vehicle power
  • Vehicle conking out, jumping or even hiccuping
  • Difficulty starting the engine
  • Abnormal smoking

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.

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Wrong Fuel London is fully accredited and trained to conduct all categories of fuel drains regarding the treatment of mixed fuel. To learn how we can help to get you moving once more call us.

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