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

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo is a well-known mistake to make. And exactly what you have to do about it depends on a variety of factors. In case you want to find out what it is best to do about this then read on.
Right here are the key factors to keep in mind whenever choosing whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in to the Daewoo, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Daewoo Nubira is normally approximately 60 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Nubira will typically not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 3 litres (approximately 5% of the fuel tank) is in many instances able to be sufficiently diluted by wholly topping up the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It is pretty uncommon to come across a car or truck suffering from difficulties due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is infrequent - in no way impossible to find. You will discover a number of automobiles that won't stand any degree of contamination at all.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Daewoo (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience demonstrates that as many motorists get away with it as those who break down. When deciding on whether to chance it and just fill it up bear in mind that it is very much like gambling it all on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Nubira should straightaway be drained out because your likelihood of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in 50 - definitely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Daewoo and drove it: Have you spotted any performance difficulties since putting the wrong fuel in the Nubira? If you have, get it emptied no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving a motor vehicle that is already beginning to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination can only be responsible for more damage being done to your fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in assurance?
    In that case get it drained. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of threat affiliated with driving a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Probable final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, etc. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them cease driving and have it drained asap.

Keep away from getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Daewoo experts and hold the certification and knowledge required to ensure you get back on the road with minimal 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 Nubira?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having national cover, for Daewoo motorists particularly. We primarily attend:

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

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

The Procedure

The system of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is generally the same for a large number of motor vehicles. Obviously it may differ somewhat as every manufacturer has their own different fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally observes the following 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 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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