Contaminated fuel in your Kia Ceed? Diesel in your Petrol Kia?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Kia is a common mistake. And its remedy is based on a variety of factors. In the event that you would like to find out what you have to do to sort it out then please read on.
Right here are the most important factors to be aware of whenever figuring out whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put into the Kia, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Kia Ceed is in most cases about 53 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, less than 2.65 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Ceed will in most cases not really be a huge problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 2.65 litres (5% of the overall fuel tank) is often capable of being sufficiently diluted by means of completely filling the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is pretty rare to come across an automobile going through issues due to under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is very infrequent - definitely not impossible to find. You will discover certain vehicles that don't endure any level of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 2.65 and 5.3 litres of Diesel in the Kia (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our expertise demonstrates that as many drivers get away with this as all those who don't. Any time you're deciding on whether to chance it and just fill it up bear in mind that it is much like wagering everything on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything over 5.3 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Ceed must immediately be removed seeing as your likelihood of succeeding with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Kia and drove it: Have you seen any performance difficulties after putting the incorrect fuel in the Ceed? If that's the case, get it removed irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Still driving a vehicle that is now beginning to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably just result in progressively more damage affecting your fuel system.
  3. Do you need security?
    Then get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably some degree of risk linked with running a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Probable final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include the motor not starting, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and the like. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them cease driving and have it removed right now.

Steer clear of getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your automobile. We are Kia experts and have got the certification and knowledge necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Kia

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Kia? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Kia Ceed?

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  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Vehicle
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  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

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

The Procedure

The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially similar for most vehicle makes. Obviously it does vary to some extent as every brand has their particular different fuel system. Having said that it still 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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Vehicle Restart

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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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