My wife owns a Seat Ibiza mark 4 and earlier on today she accidentally put diesel into the petrol engine while filling up at the petrol station. After she drove for about half a mile. and stopped at a set of traffic lights, the car engine cut off and did not start again.
She called out the AA who drained out all the diesel and put in enough petrol to get her home.
She tells me that the chap from the AA made a passing remark saying that it would be a good idea to get the fuel filter changed asap.
Do you think this is as urgent as it sounds, or can I get it changed in the next few weeks, or get away with not having it changed at all !!
I would get it changed as soon as you can before it does any damage, and it may also be worth putting a bottle of fuel additive through as well, you can get the additive/cleaner at Halfords for some where around £10 it should help clean the system out a bit.
I think it's not too bad - and definitely worth following the advice above. If he got most of the diesel out, then a full tank of fuel should dilute it to a minimal concentration, and diesel is a lubricant, so hopefully no real damage done. If she'd put petrol into a diesel car, that could have been much more disastrous.