Incorrect fuel in a Hyundai Atos? Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai is a very common problem. And what you have to do about it hinges on various factors. In case you would like to know what it is best to do to sort it out then keep on reading.
Right here are the key variables to keep in mind when choosing whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put into the Hyundai, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Hyundai Atos is in most cases approximately 35 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 1.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Atos will in most situations not be a massive problem. Experience has taught us that anything under 1.75 litres (close to 5% of the whole fuel tank) is in many instances able to be sufficiently diluted through completely filling up the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's extremely uncommon to come across a car or truck experiencing problems because of less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's rare - definitely not impossible to find. You can get a few motor vehicles that don't stand any level of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 1.75 and 3.5 litres of Diesel in the Hyundai (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience has proven that as many people get away with it as those who break down. Whenever you are deciding on whether to risk it and just simply top it up recognise that it is much like betting everything on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 3.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Atos should promptly be drained out since your likelihood of succeeding with that amount of contamination is very likely lower than one in fifty - seriously long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance problems as a result of putting the bad fuel in the Atos? In that case, have it drained regardless of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Still running an automobile that is starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination will probably just bring about more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably some amount of danger connected with operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Probable results of driving on the incorrect fuel include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you observe any of them then stop and have it removed immediately.

Don't just have any untrained so-and-so to try to drain your vehicle. We are Hyundai specialists and have got the qualifications and working experience needed to make sure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Hyundai Atos?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having countrywide cover, for Hyundai motorists particularly. We mainly attend to:

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

We are Hyundai specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Hyundai vehicles. Regardless of whether it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Process

The procedure of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is generally similar for virtually all vehicle makes. Obviously it does differ a little as each brand has their own fuel system. However it still generally observes the following points:

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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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