Bad fuel in your Daewoo Espero? Diesel in your Petrol Daewoo?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo is a common mistake. And its remedy varies according to several different things. If you would like to find out what you need to do about it then stay with me.
Listed here are the most important factors to be aware of whenever determining whether or not to get the car drained:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in the Daewoo, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Daewoo Espero is usually about 50 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, as little as 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Espero will typically not really be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 2.5 litres (which is about 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is often able to be adequately diluted simply by wholly topping the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's rather unusual to find a car or truck having problems due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it's unusual - not impossible to encounter. You will discover a few automobiles that won't endure any level of contamination at all.
    2. Between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Daewoo (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has proven that as many people get away with this as those who don't. When deciding whether to risk it and just top it up bear in mind that it is the same thing as wagering everything on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Espero should promptly be removed seeing that your probability of getting away with this quantity of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in fifty - truly big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo and drove it: Have you detected any performance difficulties ever since putting the bad fuel in your Espero? If so, have it emptied no matter the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to run running an automobile that is starting to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will likely end up in increasing amounts of harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of risk connected with operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable results of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include the engine not starting, running lumpy, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and the like. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you notice any of them then stop and get it drained as soon as possible.

Do not simply have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Daewoo experts and have the credentials and expertise needed to ensure you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Daewoo Espero?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting countrywide service, for Daewoo motorists especially. We mainly deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in your Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Daewoo specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Daewoo vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you going once again.

The Procedure

The process of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence identical for a large number of vehicle makes. Of course it may vary to some degree as each brand has their particular distinct fuel system. Even so it still basically observes the below principles:

Petrol in Diesel Daewoo

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Vehicle Restart

Get the car up and running again

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Diesel in Petrol FAQs

When someone has put Diesel in a Petrol car they have a few very common questions. So we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for you

I put Diesel in a Petrol car and drove it. What do I do?


Turn off the car as soon as possible and call us. Continuing to run a vehicle on the wrong fuel can potentially damage it. We will be able to give you advice and assistance based on your circumstances

Will driving a Petrol car on Diesel cause damage to it?


It can. However, if the problem is caught and remedied quickly the risks will be minimal. Of the 1,500 vehicles we attend every month, less than 0.5% have suffered and substantial damage requiring parts replacement.

How much Diesel can I get away with in a Petrol car?


The safe answer is none. However you might be able to get away with a very low contamination ratio. That being said, we always highly recommend draining anything over a 5% contamination ratio asap.

I know about petrol in diesel, but what about Super Unleaded?


Putting Super Unleaded, or Shell V-Power, BP Ultimate Unleaded, etc, will have the exact same effect as putting regular unleaded petrol in your diesel car and will need to be drained out and flushed.

Will getting you to do a fuel drain void my warranty?


No! The EU Block Exemption Regulations clearly state that "the work can be carried out by as long as that garage uses manufacturer approved parts and correctly follows the manufacturer's service schedule."

Can I top it up with Petrol and add some 2-stroke oil?


This might work on some vehicles in some cases, but in the majority on instances it won't and you risk damaging the Lambda sensors as well as fuel pump and injectors, just as a regular misfuel.

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