It was around three quarters full and I added just over £8 worth of unleaded petrol - then topped up tank with Diesel (about £12 worth).
Hi..there..Normally the rule over adding petrol by mistake to deisels is less than £5 is safe enough to fill the tank right up with the deisel and shouldnt have any effect on the engine as long as the tanks topped up.... The problem with having too much petrol in there means you run a higher risk of damaging the injection pump/injectors and if under warranty then i wont be covered - as i wont be deemed as mechanically failure but wear and tear caused by the missfuelling - In all honesty to minimise the risk of damage id say it would be in your best intrests to have the tank drained out..i know this would be unfortunate due to the fact you have topped the tank up/and whats already in there lost...But id say that would be the best approach on this one..due to the nature of the diesel injection system on these cars...If your with the AA/RAC they will have specialised units to carry out that type of work..or any missfuelling service company in your area should be able to this..aswell as replace or drain the fuel filter before adding fresh deisel back into the tank....That would be my advice as above.....I do hope this helps
I appreciate what you are saying and certainly won't hold you responsible if anything goes wrong. I have already driven the car about 10 miles home with no obvious ill effects. Am I taking a huge risk by hoping for the best?