Incorrect fuel in your Daewoo Kalos? Diesel in your Petrol Daewoo?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo is a regularly occurring problem. And what you have to do about it is based on various factors. If you want to know what you need to do to fix it then keep on reading.
Listed here are the key variables to keep in mind when deciding on whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in the Daewoo, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Daewoo Kalos is in most cases about 45 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, as little as 2.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Kalos will normally not be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 2.25 litres (5% of the fuel tank capacity) is usually capable of being adequately diluted simply by entirely topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is rather rare to find a vehicle suffering from problems due to below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it's rare - in no way impossible to encounter. There are actually a few motor vehicles that won't stand any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Diesel in the Daewoo (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with it as all those who break down. Whenever you are deciding on whether to risk it and just fill it up remember that it is much like betting your car on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 4.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Kalos ought to straightaway be removed because your likelihood of succeeding with this amount of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in fifty - seriously long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance problems as a result of putting the wrong fuel in your Kalos? If that's the case, have it drained irrespective of the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run running a vehicle that is now starting to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will only end up in even more harm being done to the fuel system.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably a certain level of risk associated with driving a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable results of driving a car on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor not starting, running unevenly, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and the like. These are some of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you recognise any of them stop and have it drained right now.

Don't just have any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your automobile. We are Daewoo experts and have the skills and expertise required to ensure you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Daewoo Kalos?

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We arrive and drain it

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As soon as we have completed you will be able to get back on your way and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having countrywide coverage, for Daewoo motorists especially. We mainly attend:

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

We are Daewoo specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Daewoo vehicles. Whether or not it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you moving again.

The Process

The procedure of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically similar for a large number of cars. Naturally it can differ somewhat as each make has their unique different fuel system. Even so it still basically follows the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Daewoo

Fuel Drain

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 Questions

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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