Wrong fuel in a Hyundai Pony? Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai is a very common error. And what you want to do about it is based on a number of things. Assuming you would like to find out what you ought to do about it then read on.
Listed here are the most important variables to be aware of whenever making a decision whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in the Hyundai, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Hyundai Pony is most likely approximately 45 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, something like 2.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Pony will typically not be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 2.25 litres (approximately 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is very often capable of being completely diluted by means of wholly topping up the tank with the right fuel.
      It is rather uncommon to find an automobile suffering from issues because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is rare - not impossible to find. You can get a few vehicles that don't endure any degree of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Diesel in the Hyundai (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has shown that as many drivers get away with this as those people who break down. Any time you're trying to decide whether or not to chance it and simply top it up remember that it is the same thing as gambling everything on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 4.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Pony should straightaway be removed because your likelihood of driving with this 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 seen any kind of performance issues ever since putting the bad fuel in your Pony? If that's the case, have it removed regardless of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continually running a car that is already starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination can just result in increasing amounts of damage affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like assurance?
    You should get it removed. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of risk resulting from running a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable implications of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, etc. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you recognise any of them then stop and have it drained as soon as possible.

Keep away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Hyundai specialists and possess the credentials and experience necessary to ensure you are back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Hyundai Pony?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having countrywide service, for Hyundai motorists particularly. We typically fix:

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

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

The Procedure

The process of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally identical for most motor vehicles. Needless to say it may vary somewhat as each manufacturer has their own different fuel system. Having said that it still observes the below guidelines:

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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 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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