The Wrong Fuel Rescue Guide to the Iveco Daily


Iveco is famous for its full-size trucks. However, their Daily van range is a powerhouse in its own right and an impressive feat of ingenuity. Rivalling the likes of the VW Crafter, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and Ford Transit, the Iveco Daily offers plenty of heavy-duty know-how. Read this Wrong Fuel Rescue guide to learn all you need to know about this versatile van as well as what to do should you accidentally fill up with the incorrect fuel type in your Iveco Daily.


The latest Iveco Daily is available in multiple body styles, including single cab, dual cab, and van – the latter of which can be specified in various sizes, roof heights, and engine/transmission choices. It offers market-leading volume in its largest derivative form, with an astonishing 19.6 cubic metres of capacity. This versatile van goes by many names internationally, including Iveco EcoDaily, 1st generation Fiat Daily (until 1983), OM Grinta, Alfa Romeo AR8, Zastava Rival, and Irisbus EcoDaily.


Offering one of the highest payloads of any van in Australia, Iveco’s Daily E6 Van is very adaptable to your business needs as a leader in low emission performance, safety, productivity, and comfort. The Daily E6 Van is available with a range of volume capacities, GVMs, wheelbases, and roof heights, as well as manual or automatic transmission and two advanced Euro 6-rated engines.


With several improvements across specifications and technology, Iveco looks to bolster the Daily van range. The Daily is available as either a van or cab-chassis truck, with Iveco offering a variety of body styles and sizes.


The Wrong Fuel Rescue Guide to Performance in the Iveco Daily


The latest variants of the Iveco Daily are equipped with new Euro 6-complaint turbo diesel engines, which use Selective Catalytic Reduction, also known as AdBlue, to keep tailpipe emissions down. With its Euro 6 engine range, Iveco’s Daily E6 Van delivers a powerful performance with market-leading low emissions. The Daily E6 has a fuel tank capacity of 70L and a choice of three engine options:


  • 2.3-litre direct injection inter-cooled diesel with electronically controlled Variable Geometry Turbine (e-VGT) producing 100kW (136HP) and 350Nm torque.
  • 3.0-litre direct injection inter-cooled diesel with e-VGT producing 132kW (180hp) and 430Nm.
  • 3.0-litre variant – direct injection inter-cooled diesel with e-VGT producing 155 kW (210HP) and 470Nm.


To meet Euro 6 emission performance level, the Daily E6 Van employs SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology that uses solutions such as AdBlue, a system that’s widely used in medium and heavy-duty trucks. AdBlue is injected into the hot exhaust stream and reacts with the harmful Nitrogen Oxides to form harmless nitrogen and water vapour, thus keeping emissions in check.


With the Daily E6 equipped with a 20-litre (nominal) AdBlue tank capacity, the vehicle will consume approximately 3 litres of AdBlue per 100 litres of diesel fuel (depending on driving conditions), meaning the operator will only need to refill the AdBlue tank after approximately 7 diesel refuels.


The Daily E6 Van gives drivers the choice of a conventional 6-speed synchromesh overdrive manual transmission or the Hi-Matic 8-speed fully automatic. The Hi-Matic gearbox gives the driver ultimate flexibility as it can be used as a sequential transmission by selecting gears manually via its ‘plus’ and ‘minus’ positions. Hi-Matic also features ‘Eco’ and ‘Power’ mode functions. Selecting ‘Eco’ delivers gear changes at lower RPMs, in turn reducing fuel consumption and peak torque, and softening the power curve. ‘Power’ mode holds the vehicle in each gear longer, giving access to maximum torque and power for even crisper acceleration if required.


Daily E6 Van also offers the choice of a conventional 6-speed synchromesh overdrive manual transmission or the Hi-Matic 8-speed fully automatic. This van is made to take on the most demanding jobs with its heavy-duty, full-length C-Section chassis, setting it apart from other vans that typically use car-based chassis. The result is a tough, load-bearing chassis that allows for greater load capacities, making the vehicle suitable for a wider range of applications. The new range of Daily E6 Van Euro 6 engines uses less fuel than their predecessors while still delivering the best in market oil change intervals of 50000km.


Iveco Daily owners can also cut costs with fuel economy features like ‘Eco’ mode and ‘EcoSwitch’, and a smart alternator that’s activated when the accelerator is released to recover kinetic energy. Other clever, cost-saving features include a three-piece bumper for individual replacement, should the need arise, together with a hard-wearing strip, along the base of the bodywork. This feature helps protect your vehicle against scrapes and bumps.


The Iveco Daily E6’s towing capacity ranges from 3200kg to 3500kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options that can lessen towing capacity. Iveco’s other Daily E6 variation, Cab Chassis boasts features that put it way out in front of the pack, delivering low emission performance, safety, comfort, and productivity. There’s also a high level of flexibility to fit the body that suits your work application.


The Cab Chassis can start with payloads spanning 2300kg right up to 4700kg; braked towing capacity of 3500kg and the option of seven different wheelbases ranging from 3000mm to 5100mm. It’s what makes Daily E6 Cab Chassis your perfect business partner, ready for fitment of steel or aluminium trays, tippers, service units, and Pantech bodies amongst many others.


The Wrong Fuel Rescue Guide to Safety in the Iveco Daily


Just like our team at Wrong Fuel Rescue, Iveco pushes driver safety to the forefront. The Daily E6 is equipped with four SRS airbags, front and rear disc brakes with ABS, and a healthy list of innovative safety technologies.


The impressive ‘ESP9’ suite of stability control technologies helps Daily drivers stay safe on the road. The suite includes Anti-Lock Brakes, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, Anti-Slip Regulator, Drag Torque Control, Hill Hold Control, Enhanced Under-Steering Control, Adaptive Load Control, Trailer Sway Mitigation, Hydraulic Rear-wheel Boost, Hydraulic Fading Compensation, Roll Movement Intervention and Roll Over Mitigation.


Other optional active safety features including Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), full LED headlamps, Hill Descent Control, City Brake, Queue Assist, and Traction Plus are available range wide as stand-alone options or as part of an option pack. With the Daily E6 Van range, Iveco offers four optional upgrade packs each delivering exceptional value.


  • Hi-Business Pack
  • Hi-Connect multimedia system and GPS
  • Open storage with inductive phone charging
  • Fog lights
  • Reverse camera
  • Hi-Comfort Pack
  • Automatic controlled air-conditioning
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Automatic wipers and headlights control
  • Hi-Technology Pack (Automatic Transmission)
  • Queue Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • City Brake
  • Traction Plus and Hill Descent
  • Automatic High Beam Control
  • Hi-Technology Pack (Manual Transmission)
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • City Brake
  • Traction Plus and Hill Descent
  • Automatic High Beam Control


The Wrong Fuel Rescue Guide to Interior Design & Technology in the Iveco Daily


The Daily E6 Van prioritises driver comfort alongside impressive payload capacity. Even on extensive hauls, you’ll experience car-like driving comfort via high quality interior appointments, a high resolution TFT instrument cluster, and the added option of Iveco’s Hi-Connect multimedia and navigation system. Features include:


  • Heated and suspended fully adjustable driver’s seat with multiple points of adjustment, lumbar support, and armrest.
  • Soft touch steering wheel with asymmetric shape for improved ergonomics.
  • High resolution colour TFT instrument cluster featuring seven dedicated screen menus.
  • Innovative storage solutions throughout the cabin for personal protective equipment and other items.
  • Optional ‘Hi-Connect’ multimedia and navigation system with both Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, plus GPS by TomTom and Bluetooth.
  • Optional cordless inductive charging for mobile phones and other devices.


The Daily E6 Van makes a work-life a little easier with clever functions that will boost business productivity, help the driver perform more efficiently, and add to that all-important bottom line.


In addition to offering the best volume and GVM performance in the market, the Daily E6 Van also offers an expansion module that allows body builders and equipment installers to outfit custom equipment, a rear differential lock, an Electronically Controlled Air Suspension, a ‘run lock’ function that allows the driver to exit with keys for drop-offs while the engine is running, and a dash mounted electronic parking brake switch.


For work crews who need extra seating, the Dual Cab Chassis is the right choice. The Daily E6 Dual Cab Chassis has several models to fit a larger working team, with variants able to comfortably transport a driver and up to five passengers while still providing plenty of room to house equipment and materials. And the Daily E6 Dual Cab Chassis features the same trusted engine, transmission, safety features, and driver comfort as its single cab counterpart.


Need a Wrong Fuel Rescue for your Iveco Daily?


Misfuelling occurs when the wrong fuel is added to your vehicle, whether that be adding diesel to a petrol engine or petrol to a diesel engine. Whether you mis-fuel with diesel or with petrol, you will undoubtedly need assistance from our expert Wrong Fuel Rescue team.


The Iveco Daily van can only be powered by diesel among its three engine options. Although these engines are powerful, it doesn’t mean that they were designed to handle the incorrect fuel.


Filling your Iveco Daily’s engine with the wrong fuel can have very costly repercussions if not seen to quickly.


If you have accidentally misfuelled your diesel Iveco Daily with petrol, you will notice one or more of the following warning signs:


  • Weaker acceleration and performance
  • Loud thumping sounds from inside the vehicle
  • Large amounts of smoke emerging from the exhaust
  • If your engine suddenly cuts out while driving
  • Stuttering movements from the vehicle while driving


For various other vehicles, this is what you can expect when filling up your petrol vehicle with diesel instead:


  • The vehicle struggling to start, or not starting at all
  • If your engine suddenly cuts out while driving
  • Jerking movements from the vehicle while driving
  • Clouds of smoke may emerge from the exhaust pipe


If you notice any, or all, of the above warning signs, your best option is to pull over as soon as you can safely do so and call us at Wrong Fuel Rescue. To prevent further damage to your Iveco Daily or vehicle of choice, resist the temptation to keep driving to your nearest fuel station or repair shop. Instead, give Wrong Fuel Rescue a call and we will assist you in record time and get you safely back on the road.