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Put petrol in diesel xtrail 25: 45 petrol to diesel

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Its running ok but took a few extra turns to start after i had stopped. its idling ok now.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Nissan?

09 dci 2.0

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I've just driven home, 25 miles and i havent swiched it off

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Will i leave it running. does the tank need to be drained.

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Nissan
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Nissan Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 9 months ago
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Hello

can you tell me how much petrol went in? and how full the tank was before the petrol was added?

as you can get away with about 15% petrol in diesel with no ill effects

its a 65 ltr tank so if the tank was now brimmed with diesel to dilute whats left in there means you could cope with about 10 ltrs of petrol

I'd also add a bottle of fuel treatment to lubricate the pump seals and help mitigate the effects of the petrol

something like this

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/fuel-oil-additives/wynns-formula-gold-diesel-treatment-500ml

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