Bad fuel in your Hyundai Santa Fe? Diesel in your Petrol Hyundai?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai is a fairly typical problem. And its remedy will depend on a few things. If you would like to know what you should do to sort it out then continue reading.
Right here are the most crucial variables to keep in mind whenever deciding on whether or not to get the car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in the Hyundai, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of the Hyundai Santa Fe is in most cases around 65 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, less than 3.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Santa Fe will in most cases not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 3.25 litres (which is approximately 5% of the overall fuel tank) is very often capable of being sufficiently diluted simply by thoroughly topping the tank with Petrol.
      It's relatively rare to find a vehicle suffering from difficulties with under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it's infrequent - certainly not impossible to find. You will discover some vehicles that won't stand any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Diesel in the Hyundai (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. Any time you are deciding whether or not to risk it and basically fill it up bear in mind that it is the same as betting all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything over 6.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Santa Fe should really straight away be removed because your likelihood of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is almost certainly lower than one in 50 - definitely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai and drove it: Have you noticed any performance concerns since putting the wrong fuel in your Santa Fe? If you have, get it emptied no matter the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still running an automobile that is currently beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably just be responsible for more and more damage being done to the fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    Then get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of danger caused by operating a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable final outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, etc. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you detect any of them then stop driving and get it drained right now.

Do not simply get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Hyundai experts and have the credentials and knowledge required to ensure you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Hyundai Santa Fe?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having countrywide service, for Hyundai motorists in particular. We predominantly deal with:

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

We are Hyundai specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Hyundai vehicles. Whether it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you moving once again.

The Process

The technique of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence the same for a large number of vehicles. Naturally it may differ slightly as each make has their unique fuel system. However it still essentially follows the below principles:

Petrol in Diesel Hyundai

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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 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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