Wrong Fuel Rover

Put Diesel in a Petrol Rover 416 Si, SLi, GSi?

If you've gone and put the wrong fuel in a Rover 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.

Bear in mind that (according to our database) the fuel capacity of a 1.6-litre Petrol Rover 416 Si, SLi, GSi is about 55 litres.

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.)
  • FIVE PERCENT: If you put less than 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Rover 416 Si, SLi, GSi then in most cases, if the car's tank is completely filled with the correct fuel before it is started, it will probably be fine.
  • FIVE TO TEN PERCENT: If you've put between 2.75 and 5.5 litres then you should probably give us a call. This is the grey area where sometimes you can get away with just topping it up, and sometimes you can't. Call us and, with a bit more information, we'll be able to give you the best advice on what to do next.
  • If you've put more than 5.5 litres of the wrong fuel in your Rover 416 Si, SLi, GSi then you should definitely get it drained. This equates to more than 10% contamination and exceeds any "safe" contamination level.

Give us a call. No matter where you are in the UK, we are able to get a van out to you to perform a full fuel drain on your vehicle. And we are specialists in conducting fuel drains on Rovers.

As one of the UKs largest independant 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:

  • Flush the fuel lines
  • Prime the system with clean fuel (provided at pump price if needed)
  • Purge all contaminated fuel from the system
  • Clear the fuel filter and flush it clean
  • Additive (provided at cost) in the fuel tank to clean and lubricate everything
  • Full diagnostic run to clear any fault codes associated with the misfuel

We provide specialist Rover fuel drain services

Put Diesel in a Petrol Rover
Call us for help with your misfuelled Rover.

Did you know this interesting little fact about Rover?

The Rover brand, which had been retained by BMW and licensed to MG Rover, was sold to Ford, which had bought Land Rover from BMW in 2000. The rights to the dormant Rover brand were sold by Ford, along with the Jaguar Cars and Land Rover businesses, to Indian company Tata Motors in 2008.

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