Incorrect fuel in a Hyundai i10? Diesel in your Petrol Hyundai?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai is a fairly typical problem. And exactly what you want to do about it depends on several things. Assuming you would like to know what it is advisable to do about this then keep reading.
Let us discuss the most crucial factors to take into account whenever making a decision whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in the Hyundai, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Hyundai i10 is in most cases roughly 35 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, as little as 1.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol i10 will in most cases not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount under 1.75 litres (which is approximately 5% of the total fuel tank) is generally able to be completely diluted by completely topping the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is highly uncommon to encounter a car or truck suffering from problems due to less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's rare - in no way impossible to encounter. There are a few cars that will not stand any quantity of contamination at all.
    2. Between 1.75 and 3.5 litres of Diesel in the Hyundai (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with this as all those who break down. Whenever you are deciding on whether to risk it and simply fill it up recognise that it is much like betting all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 3.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol i10 should really as soon as possible be drained as your likelihood of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in 50 - truly huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai and drove it: Have you detected any performance troubles after putting the incorrect fuel in your i10? If you have, have it removed regardless of the amount of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving a motor vehicle that is starting to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will typically result in even more harm affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    Then simply just get it drained. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of threat resulting from running a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Probable implications of driving on the incorrect fuel include the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, etc. These are a few of the most typical Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you notice any of them then cease driving and get it drained immediately.

Do not just get any unqualified so-and-so to try to fix your vehicle. We are Hyundai experts and have the credentials and working experience required to make certain that you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Hyundai i10?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting national service, for Hyundai motorists in particular. We typically attend:

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

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

The Process

The system of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally exactly the same for the vast majority of motor vehicles. As you can imagine it does differ slightly as every make has their own distinct fuel system. Even so it still generally follows 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 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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