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

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo is a regularly occurring mistake. And its remedy is based on a few things. If perhaps you would like to know what it is advisable to do to sort it out then keep reading.
Right here are the key factors to think about when deciding whether or not to have your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in to the Daewoo, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Daewoo Lanos is normally approximately 48 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 2.4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Lanos will in most situations not be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 2.4 litres (which is almost 5% of the whole fuel tank) is usually able to be sufficiently diluted by means of thoroughly filling the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's very unusual to encounter a car or truck going through problems with below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it is infrequent - certainly not impossible to find. There are certain automobiles that will not endure any degree of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 2.4 and 4.8 litres of Diesel in the Daewoo (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with this as all those who don't. When you are deciding whether or not to risk it and just simply top it up remember that it is just like gambling your car on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything more than 4.8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Lanos must promptly be drained seeing that your likelihood of driving with that quantity of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in fifty - really big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance concerns after putting the bad fuel in your Lanos? If you have, get it removed no matter the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continuing to run driving a car that is already starting to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will likely cause more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need reassurance?
    Simply get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of danger connected to operating a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely consequences of driving a car on the wrong fuel normally include the motor not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and the like. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them cease driving and get it removed right now.

Don't simply get any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Daewoo specialists and have got the certification and knowledge required to ensure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Daewoo Lanos?

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Call us and obtain honest advice and sensible help for your precise situation

We arrive and do a fuel drain

We are able to go to you to perform the complete contaminated fuel removal & flush there on scene

All done & You Get Moving Once again

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

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering countrywide service, for Daewoo motorists particularly. We mainly deal with:

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

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

The Process

The system of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally identical for the majority of cars. Of course it can vary slightly as every manufacturer has their own distinct fuel system. However it still essentially observes the below guidelines:

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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