Wrong Fuel Removal


Putting the wrong fuel in a vehicle can be an extremely costly mistake and yet it happens more often than you think. The important part is to act fast.

At Sydney Fuel Assist, we rescue drivers across the Sydney Metropolitan, Wollongong and the Blue Mountains, using the very latest fuel drain technology to ensure your tank is 99% free of contaminated fuels.

Don’t drive any further, just keep your engine off and call us as soon as possible. We operate an emergency service that will treat your job as a priority, so you can continue on your journey and avoid significant engine damage.

We are qualified and licensed with over 25 years’ experience in auto mechanics, and experts in roadside fuel draining.

As we are mobile, we come to you so there are no expensive towing fees or downtime at a busy mechanical workshop. We will drain the fuel, flush the fuel lines, refuel, reset the computer and assess if there is any damage to the vehicle. We also dispose of the fuel in an eco-friendly manner. So, if you have misfuelled, don’t delay! Call now on 0415 073 306.

Don’t start the vehicle

If you realize in time that you put the wrong fuel in your tank, it is extremely important that you do not turn on the engine. This can cause significantly more damage to your fuel system and engine if you do. By turning on the vehicle, it will mean the petrol mixes with the diesel left in the tank and begins to flow through your fuel system and engine.

Stop driving immediately

If you have started your car and begun driving, you need to stop the vehicle as soon as you realize the error. When you put petrol in a diesel engine the longer you drive the car, the more damage and the further the repairs to the engine you could require.

Disconnect the battery

We recommend you disconnect your battery when you realize you’ve made the error and before attempting to move your vehicle if it is still at the bowser. This will help to try avoiding accidentally getting the wrong fuel through the fuel system and engine.

Advise the petrol station attendant

If you realize you have put petrol in your diesel car before starting the engine, we recommend informing the petrol station of your error, paying for your fuel and asking for assistance to push your vehicle to a parking spot so you are not blocking the bowser. Do not start your car to move it!

Call Sydney Fuel Assist

If you are located in the Sydney Metropolitan area or beyond including the Sutherland Shire, St George, Northern Beaches, North Shore, Western Sydney, Eastern Suburbs, the Blue Mountains and Wollongong, contact Sydney Fuel Assist immediately when you realize you’ve put the wrong fuel in. You will avoid expensive towing fees and down time at a workshop as we come to you. We will remove the wrong fuel from the tank; assess any damage that may have occurred to the vehicle and attempt to fix any damage to the fuel system or engine. We also dispose of the fuel in an Eco-friendly manner. Call now on 0415 073 306

For urgent fuel drain assistance

please call 0415 073 306