The damage you do to your car depends on the type of engine you have and the amount of bad fuel you put in.
Gasoline in a diesel engine? Diesel is not only a fuel, it also acts as a lubricating oil that keeps the fuel pump and other components running smoothly. Unfortunately, petrol has the opposite effect – it acts as a solvent when mixed with diesel, so adding gasoline to the diesel engine causes friction between the parts and can cause significant damage to the pump and fuel lines.
Diesel in a gasoline engine? Nozzles with diesel nozzles are usually larger than most gasoline engines, so the diesel engine introduced into the gasoline engine is much less common. In addition, because the diesel must be compressed before it ignites, you probably will not be able to start the engine and also reduce the damage.
What if you put the wrong fuel in your car?
1 Do not turn on the engine or put the key in the ignition.
2 Leave the car where it is possible and inform the petrol station. You will have to call a rescue vehicle to come and assess the damage.
3 If you have emergency insurance, contact your company. They should be able to walk away, flush and refuel the car.
4 If you have already started driving, when you realize that you have put in the wrong fuel, you should stop immediately.
How to avoid putting the wrong fuel in your car
- Check the pumps, especially if you are filling up at an unknown gas station.
- Pay attention to what you do, especially if you are in a hurry.
- If your car is new or rented, make sure you know what fuel it is taking.