Wrong fuel in a Kia Carens? Diesel in your Petrol Kia?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Kia is a usual mistake to make. And exactly what you want to do about it hinges on a variety of factors. In the event that you want to find out what to do to sort it out then stay with me.
Listed here are the main factors to take into account when deciding on whether or not to have it drained:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in the Kia, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Kia Carens is in most cases about 55 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, something like 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Carens will more often than not not be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount under 2.75 litres (which is almost 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is sometimes able to be adequately diluted by thoroughly topping the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's very rare to encounter an automobile having problems due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is very infrequent - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are actually a few automobiles that don't stand any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Diesel in the Kia (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with this as all those who don't. Whenever figuring out whether or not to risk it and just top it up remember that it is much like betting it all on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 5.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Carens should really right away be drained since your likelihood of driving with this quantity of contamination is more than likely below one in fifty - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Kia and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance difficulties as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in the Carens? In that case, get it drained irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continuing to drive running an automobile that is beginning to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will just result in increasing amounts of harm being done to the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably some extent of risk in connection with operating a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable consequences of driving on the wrong fuel include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you notice any of them then stop and have it drained immediately.

Steer clear of getting any general so-and-so to try to fix your automobile. We are Kia specialists and hold the qualifications and working experience required to make certain that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Kia

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Kia? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Kia Carens?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering national cover, for Kia motorists in particular. We mostly fix:

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

We are Kia specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Kia vehicles. Whether or not it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going once again.

The Procedure

The technique of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically similar for virtually all cars. Needless to say it can differ to some degree as every manufacturer has their own different fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally observes 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 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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