Petrol & Diesel Fuel Tank Draining

What should you do if you have put the wrong fuel in your car?

Don't panic, switch off the engine, and then give us a call. One of our wrong fuel technicians will be able to drain your fuel tank instantly.

Wrong Fuel Assistance in Sydney

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Petrol into Diesel

Best Case Scenario

Most wrong fuel incidents occur when petrol is accidentally pumped into a diesel car. If you have realised your mistake quick enough then you will minimise the chance of any damage.

Worst Case Scenario

Due to a lack of lubrication from petrol in a diesel engine, your worst case scenario could be damage to the fuel pump or injectors, however if any metal particles from the fuel pump travel into the engine, you will likely end up with more problems.

Diesel into Petrol

Best Case Scenario

If you put petrol in diesel your vehicle is most likely going to break down very fast. Petrol requires a spark to ignite, however diesel clogs up the fuel system including the spark plugs.

Worst Case Scenario

Due to diesel being oily and denser than petrol, your car will blow excessive smoke, while the spark plugs will cease to function correctly they will likely require cleaning or replacing. Extensive repairs/damage is not as common this way but can occur, putting your engine through that sort of pressure with wrong fuel is not advised, 

Water in Diesel

Water in Diesel Contamination

If water is in the diesel fuel system, there are many potential problems that can occur, including microbial growth, fuel filter clogging, corrosion, and additional friction causing wear to engine components.

AdBlue into Diesel

Adblue in a diesel fuel tank will crystalize and require extensive cleaning, however if it gets into the fuel lines and the engine, Adblue is also corrosive so there will be much more involved to get your vehicle back to its optimal running condition.

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Unleaded Petrol Shelf Life

Best Case Scenario

Petrol will normally last from 6 months up to one year if stored properly in a sealed container at the correct temperature. However this is rarely the case, if you have had a car or boat sitting around.

Worst Case Scenario

Even a small amount of air at approx. 30°C can reduce the storage life to as little as 1-3 months.

Diesel Fuel Shelf Life

Best Case Scenario

Just about all diesels contain a small amount of water, it can also grow microbes as time progresses. However it is generally more stable then petrol with a shelf life of 6 to 12 months, or longer if treated with biocides.

Worst Case Scenario

Water can accumulate to create a microbe friendly environment, we have seen diesel fuel discolour, even changes to the way it smells, in as little as 2 months. However most diesel fuels used for motorists, has been used up by the engine in less than 3 weeks.

Petrol & Diesel Evaporation

Petrol Evaporation

Ethanol fuels generally evaporate quicker, however given enough time even premium unleaded can also completely evaporate, as a general rule of thumb, the higher the temperature, the faster your fuel will evaporate.

Diesel Evaporation

Diesel is a heavier fuel and more stable then petroleum fuels, so expect diesel to evaporate at a much slower rate.


Wrong Fuel Serviceable Locations Across NSW Australia

Wrong Fuel Service Near Me: Parramatta, Sydney, Maitland, Glendale, Salt Ash, Charlestown, Newcastle, Swansea, Belmont, Charmhaven, Toukley, Wyong, Wyoming, Berowra, Dee Why, Chatswood, Mosman, Liverpool, Castle Hill, Wahroonga, Kiama, Wollongong, Bowral, Mittagong, Moss vale, Nowra, Helensburgh, Sutherland. Menai, Blacktown, Penrith, Richmond, Kurrajong, Windsor, Mount Druitt, Heatherbrae, Raymond Terrace, Kurri Kurri