Contaminated fuel in a Daewoo Lacetti? Diesel in your Petrol Daewoo?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo is a common error. And its solution varies according to an assortment of things. In the event that you would like to know what it is best to do to fix it then continue reading.
Listed below are the key factors to consider when deciding on whether or not to get your car drained:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in the Daewoo, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Daewoo Lacetti is in most cases roughly 60 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, less than 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Lacetti will quite often not really be a major problem. Experience has shown us that an amount under 3 litres (5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is oftentimes able to be adequately diluted through entirely topping the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's rather unusual to encounter a vehicle experiencing difficulties because of less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is infrequent - certainly not impossible to find. There are certain automobiles that don't stand any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Daewoo (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has proven that as many motorists get away with this as those who don't. Any time you're figuring out whether to risk it and just top it up consider that it is very much like betting all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Lacetti must as soon as possible be drained out because your likelihood of getting away with this level of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in fifty - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance troubles after putting the incorrect fuel in the Lacetti? If so, get it removed no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run driving a car that is now beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination can just cause even more damage affecting the fuel system.
  3. Would you like reassurance?
    You should get it drained. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is invariably a certain level of risk connected to driving a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Likely implications of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include the engine not starting, running lumpy, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you notice any of them stop driving and have it removed asap.

Stay away from having any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Daewoo experts and have got the certification and experience required to ensure you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Daewoo Lacetti?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Daewoo motorists especially. We principally attend to:

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

We are Daewoo specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Daewoo vehicles. Whether or not it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you on the road again.

The Process

The process of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is basically the same for virtually all cars. Needless to say it does vary to some degree as every make has their unique fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally adheres to the below guidelines:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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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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