Mis-fuelling your vehicles is one of those embarrassing moments which u want to pass as fast as u had given up on studies in high school but it lasts at least for a week until the time you get your car back from the service station.
Usually, at such occasions, people enter their panic modes and hence immediately contact the person at the fuel station or call their preferred mechanic. The mechanic obviously doesn’t let go of any work which has come all the way to him. So he advises you to have the fuel system of your vehicle replaced. Or in some cases, it is advised that the fuel tank should be drained and then used again.
What happens when you Diesel in petrol vehicle?
Filling a petrol car with diesel has considerably more disadvantages than fueling a diesel vehicle with petrol. Diesel being lubricative in nature and more viscous and slimy it damages major parts of the petrol variant from the Jets to the fuel tank. The vehicle not at all drives smoothly it gives you the most uncomfortable ride and runs as if it is having hiccups. The vehicle may even seize to function completely in rare cases but it depends on the quality of engine build as well.
What happens when you Petrol in Diesel vehicle?
Filling a diesel vehicle with petrol makes it faster on the other hand. Petrol being more and highly inflammable as compared to diesel, combustion takes place easily and the vehicle has to take less effort. Hence it runs smoothly and more swiftly. On the Contrary, due to lack of lubrication in the diesel engine the petrol in the tank might result in carrying rust from the fuel tank to the carburetor and hence blocking its flow. In rare cases, it even may happen that fuel system might leak due to petrol has the nature of dripping out from small holes or gaps.
Although it is always termed or referred to as a disaster from mechanics, It can be solved by simply draining the fuel tank and re -fueling it with the right fuel again. Well obviously if your car costs a fortune then you must not settle it on this. Replacement of the fuel system or of the required part will be advisory.