Contaminated fuel in your Daewoo Matiz? Diesel in your Petrol Daewoo?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo is a very common mistake to make. And its remedy varies according to a variety of factors. Assuming you would like to find out what you should do about it then keep reading.
Listed here are the most crucial variables to think about whenever determining whether or not to have the car drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in to the Daewoo, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Daewoo Matiz is in most cases about 35 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, something like 1.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Matiz will typically not be a big problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 1.75 litres (roughly 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is usually capable of being completely diluted simply by wholly filling the tank with Petrol.
      It's pretty uncommon to come across an automobile having issues because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is very uncommon - definitely not impossible to encounter. You will discover certain vehicles that will not endure any amount of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 1.75 and 3.5 litres of Diesel in the Daewoo (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has revealed that as many motorists get away with this as those who don't. When you are deciding whether or not to risk it and just top it up consider that it is very much like gambling it all on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 3.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Matiz ought to right away be drained as your likelihood of getting away with this quantity of contamination is very likely less than one in fifty - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance troubles ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the Matiz? If that's the case, get it removed no matter the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run running a vehicle that is already beginning to suffer the effect of fuel contamination can typically lead to even more damage being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Would you like assurance?
    Then get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of danger in connection with driving a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Probable results of driving on the wrong fuel include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so on. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you detect any of them then cease driving and have it drained right now.

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Put Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo

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

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

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

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

The Procedure

The process of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally identical for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Obviously it may vary a little as each brand has their unique distinct fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally observes the below principles:

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 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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