Incorrect fuel in a Hyundai ix20? Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai is a regularly occurring error. And its remedy is dependent upon a few factors. In case you want to know what you need to do to sort it out then continue reading.
These are the most important factors to consider when choosing whether to get it drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in the Hyundai, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Hyundai ix20 is usually about 48 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, less than 2.4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol ix20 will typically not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 2.4 litres (which is roughly 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is oftentimes capable of being completely diluted simply by thoroughly topping up the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is highly unusual to find a car having difficulties because of under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is rare - definitely not impossible to find. You can get certain vehicles that don't endure any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 2.4 and 4.8 litres of Diesel in the Hyundai (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our experience has proven that as many motorists get away with it as those who break down. Any time you're deciding upon whether or not to chance it and simply fill it up remember that it is the same as betting all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 4.8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol ix20 should really as soon as possible be drained because your likelihood of getting away with this level of contamination is certainly lower than one in 50 - really long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance troubles since putting the wrong fuel in your ix20? If so, get it removed no matter the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still driving a vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination will likely cause progressively more harm being caused to the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    You should get it removed. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of danger associated with operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Probable implications of driving on the incorrect fuel include the motor not starting, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and the like. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you recognise any of them then stop driving and have it drained right now.

Do not just get any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Hyundai experts and hold the skills and knowledge required to ensure that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Hyundai? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Hyundai ix20?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering national coverage, for Hyundai motorists especially. We primarily attend:

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

We are Hyundai specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Hyundai vehicles. Even if it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you moving again.

The Process

The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally similar for a large number of motor vehicles. As you can imagine it does vary to some degree as each manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally follows the following 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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Get the car up and running again

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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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