The Costs of Misfueling
It doesn’t take much to misfuel, losing focus at the pump for a brief moment is enough of for the mistake to happen. Should this happen to you, there are two outcomes, both with their fair share of stress and costs.
- If you realise your mistake on the spot, do not start the engine and let the service station attendant know immediately. It will cost you around $600 to drain the tank, having it flushed, and filling the tank a second time with the correct fuel.
- If you misfuelled, drove off and only realised the mistake once your car starts to cough and splutter, things get complicated. You might make it home, or be stranded on the side of the road. You will need to call your local mechanic to have your car towed and fixed. Depending on how serious the damages are, you might need to replace filters, the fuel pump, your injector, a fuel tank or even an engine replacement. The bill to pay could cost you anywhere between $5,000 to $25,000.
- The SoloDiesel cap guarantees that you cannot physically fit anything except a diesel fuel nozzle into your filler neck. This completely removes the possibility of yourself or someone else misfuelling your car.
Suits almost all 4wd models including:
- Ford Ranger
- Mazda BT50
- Toyota Hilux
- Toyota Landcruiser
- VW Amarok
- Nissan Patrol
- Nissan Navara
- Mitsubishi Pajero
- And more!