Contaminated fuel in a Hyundai Lantra? Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai is a usual problem. And its solution depends upon several different things. If perhaps you would like to find out what you must do to sort it out then stay with me.
These are the main variables to to consider whenever choosing whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in the Hyundai, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of your Hyundai Lantra is normally approximately 60 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, something like 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Lantra will usually not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that quantities less than 3 litres (close to 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes able to be adequately diluted by means of entirely filling the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's extremely rare to find a car or truck going through problems because of under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is uncommon - in no way impossible to encounter. There are some automobiles that will not endure any amount of fuel contamination at all.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Hyundai (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has shown us that as many people get away with it as all those who break down. Any time you're deciding whether to chance it and simply fill it up recognise that it is exactly like gambling it all on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Lantra should really promptly be drained because your probability of getting away with that level of contamination is very likely less than one in fifty - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai and drove it: Have you noted any performance problems since putting the bad fuel in your Lantra? If so, get it emptied regardless of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run driving a motor vehicle that is now beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will typically lead to more damage being done to your fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    Then get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some degree of threat associated with operating a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable results of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the engine not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, etc. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them stop driving and get it removed asap.

Keep away from getting any unqualified so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Hyundai specialists and have got the credentials and expertise necessary to ensure you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Hyundai Lantra?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting national cover, for Hyundai motorists especially. We mainly attend to:

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

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

The Process

The method of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally similar for the vast majority of vehicles. Needless to say it can vary somewhat as each brand has their unique fuel system. However it still fundamentally follows the following principles:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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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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