If you've gone and put the wrong fuel in your Lotus 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 Lotus's fuel tank capacity. So, what is the fuel capacity of a 3.5-litre Petrol Esprit V8? The answer is: the fuel tank capacity of most Lotus Esprit V8s is about 73 litres (according to our database).
What to do about putting Diesel in a Petrol Lotus 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 Lotuss.
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 Lotus?Lotus was formed as Lotus Engineering Ltd. by Colin Chapman and Colin Dare in 1952. It has previously been owned by Toyota, GM, the guy who owns Bugatti, and now by Proton - a Malaysian car company.