Wrong Fuel in Car New Cross Gate, Lewisham

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Incorrect fuel in your car in New Cross Gate? You've found yourself in the perfect place. We aim to help you in this situation and get you moving once again with our specialist fuel drain services.

It was close to 5 pm on a Monday and even though we were promised a rainless evening, it hadn't given up on pouring! Ray and I were resting commenting on the recent football, at the ready for the sixth job to arrive. Before long we received the call from a lovely women on a business excursion who had gone to the Texaco filling garage in New Cross Gate and put petrol in her diesel metallic silver Mitsubishi Outlander lease car in error. The unfortunate thing was pretty distressed by the sounds of it, crying "I cannot believe I have messed up the vehicle! I'm just so familiar with filling up my petrol car I completely didn't remember I was operating a diesel!" I just told her to calm down and not to be concerned, plus that such things often happen. She was able to move the vehicle into a secure space and, seeing as it was no more than a short distance away from the office, we were able to find the customer fairly quickly. The contaminated fuel was taken out and she was able to return to the Travelodge she was residing at. Despite the fact that we got very wet, it was all worthwhile seeing her drive away contented and a lot less concerned. Yet another misfuel correction in Lewisham well done in my books!

Filled up with the wrong fuel in New Cross Gate? It's a great deal more frequent dilemma than you would likely imagine. And we can easily be of assistance. WrongFuelSoS.com has a couple of principal catch-phrases: Nationwide and 24/7. And we follow them thoroughly. Residence, roadside or filling station forecourt help wherever in New Cross Gate and the United Kingdom, and at any hour - day or night.

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AdBlue In Diesel

All over Lewisham we have encountered progressively more occurrences of AdBlue contamination whereby someone has put AdBlue directly into their diesel fuel tank. This is to a degree thanks to drivers not knowing the way to to make use of (be aware: it's in fact not a fuel additive), and to some extent because the filler caps for diesel and AdBlue are often directly next to one another on the vehicle.

Well, what exactly is the issue with putting AdBlue in the diesel car?

Seeing as the product is mostly deionised water, it is actually as bad as pouring water into your tank. Diesel and water do not mix in the least and trying to run a diesel car on water cannot work. Furthermore, the urea is highly corrosive to your fuel system lines and seals and is susceptible to crystallisation, clogging injectors and filters. Assuming you poured AdBlue in a fuel tank get it out immediately. And obviously be careful not to crank the vehicle - not even to maneuver it to a parking spot. If perhaps you did start the vehicle you may almost certainly have to have the whole fuel system flushed and fuel filters replaced.

Whenever you get in this scenario don’t fret or panic! Contact us, the UK’s Premium fuel contamination company. Our engineers have the technical skills and working experience to get you back on the road promptly and efficiently, no mess, no hassle.

Run Out of Fuel Assistance

Out of fuel in New Cross Gate (out of gas - as our American cousins would say)? We operate a complete Lewisham Run Out of Fuel Service. We will get out to refill the car any time you are stuck on a motorway, roadside far from a petrol station, or just at home. Our specialists can attend with 10-20 litres of the correct fuel (at cost) to fill up your car or truck. They will handle any of the standard issues which may accompany running out of fuel - including airlocks, vehicle failing to start, as well as flat batteries as a result of over-cranking.

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A lady had conked out on a street, New Cross Gate having just wrong fueled. She was sobbing and really agitated as she had put £45 petrol in her diesel car. When she phoned us we made an effort to calm her as best we could, telling her that all would be ok. When we arrived with her she was no longer aggrieved and was very interested in observing our fuel drainer do the fuel drain on her apple green Mazda626. Afterwards she said: "My car is akin to my baby, I only just purchased it and so it really worried me that I had put a lot of wrong fuel in it. I'm gratified that it was easily repairable."

Our side of the road fuel drain professionals are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to deliver roadside aid in the extraction of wrong fuel from WHATEVER model of vehicle. We've lost number of the total number of people about Lewisham we have had phone us for assistance with wrong fuel drains.

Our engineers are professionally presented and completely kitted out to complete the task they will need to carry out. Our gear is standardised and follows all EU instructions relating to Health & Safety in addition to Environmental Control.

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A guy had conked out just off a street in New Cross Gate. His metallic blue Mazda626 motor had ceased running and he had no idea what was wrong right up until he realised he put petrol in his diesel vehicle. He called us to request a fuel drain and that is when he said to us: "I cannot believe that I didn't know that I had put the wrong fuel in my vehicle." He claimed that he had got absolutely no rest the day before and that could have been the reason.

All of our technical engineers are trained on the most up-to-date motor vehicles and their fuel systems. We do well over 7,000 wrong fuel removals annually in the United Kingdom (you bet, there are that many people today who make the mistake - you aren't on your own). Our call centres are open twenty four hours a day and every day of the week. Our engineers are available any time you require them.

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Recent Wrong Fuel Drains in and around New Cross Gate

Down below are responses and illustrations of contaminated fuel removal performed in New Cross Gate:

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We were called by a customer whose grass green Mazda323 had broken down on a road because he put the wrong fuel in it. "I confused the pumps and put petrol instead of diesel in my vehicle in error. These guys came out and fixed the issue when my vehicle quit." We drained the wrong fuel from the diesel tank and flushed the fuel lines completely and the driver could then continue with his deliveries.

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A motorist employed in New Cross Gate called us shortly after she managed to get her wrong fueled car to the office. She had filled unleaded in her diesel cobalt blue Ford Ranger and, like many people before her, imagined that she would be able to just fill up her tank with diesel and it'd run alright. The engine was spluttering and then it stopped when she came to the entrance of her office. We soon went to work on the fuel drain after she called and had it fixed within one hour whilst she was working. She came outside later on and thanked us saying, "I'm really pleased you repaired my car."

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Commonplace Petrol in Diesel Signs and symptoms:

Following is a list of very common wrong fuel symptoms:

  • Reduced vehicle power
  • Engine conking out, spluttering or hiccuping
  • Problems starting the motor
  • Abnormal smoke

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 VA 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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