If you've gone and put the wrong fuel in your BMW you probably want to know what you should do about it. The answer to this question depends on the quantity of Diesel you put in your Petrol car.
The first thing we need to look at is the BMW's fuel tank capacity. So, what is the fuel capacity of a 4.8-litre Petrol 550i? The answer is: the fuel tank capacity of most BMW 550is is about 70 litres (according to our database).
What to do about putting Diesel in a Petrol BMW will vary dependent on the amount of Diesel used. So, there are three possible scenarios:(Please Note: These figures are approximates. Running an engine on any amount of incorrect fuel can cause damage, regardless of contamination percentage. Information given here is advice based solely on our customer reports and case histories. Full details should be procured from your vehicle manufacturer.)
To be completely sure you are doing the right thing, give us a call. We can provide sensible advice based on thousands of successfully resolved fuel contaminations. Additionally, no matter where you are in the UK, we are able to get a fuel drain vehicle out to you to perform a full fuel drain on your vehicle. And we are specialists in conducting fuel drains on BMWs.
As one of the UKs largest independent mobile fuel drain services Wrong Fuel Drainage Solutions is proud to boast full nationwide UK coverage. We have fuel drain technicians in all major cities as well as a network of subcontractors spanning the length and breadth of the country.
On a vehicle that has been run on the wrong/contaminated fuel we can also:
Did you know this interesting little fact about BMW?BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (German for Bavarian Motor Works). BMW is a German luxury vehicle, motorcycle, and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916. The first car which BMW successfully produced and the car which launched BMW on the road to automobile production was the Dixi, based on the Austin 7 and licensed from the Austin Motor Company in Birmingham, England.