Incorrect fuel in a Kia Clarus? Diesel in your Petrol Kia?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Kia is a fairly typical mistake. And exactly what you want to do about it will depend on a variety of things. If perhaps you want to find out what you ought to do about this then please read on.
Right here are the main factors to be aware of when determining whether to get the car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in the Kia, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the Kia Clarus is probably about 60 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, less than 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Clarus will in most cases not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 3 litres (which is almost 5% of the overall fuel tank) is very often able to be adequately diluted by completely topping up the tank with Petrol.
      It's extremely uncommon to come across an automobile going through issues due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it's infrequent - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are a number of automobiles that won't stand any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Kia (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has demonstrated that as many people get away with it as those people who don't. Whenever figuring out whether to chance it and basically top it up consider that it is just like gambling it all on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything more than 6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Clarus ought to promptly be drained out seeing as your probability of succeeding with that amount of contamination is more than likely lower than one in fifty - extremely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Kia and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance issues as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in your Clarus? If you have, have it removed irrespective of the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still running a motor vehicle that is currently starting to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably only lead to increasing amounts of harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    Simply get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some extent of threat associated with driving a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable outcomes of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you detect any of them cease driving and have it drained immediately.

Keep away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your vehicle. We are Kia specialists and possess the credentials 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 Clarus?

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Once completed You Get Going Again

As soon as we are done you are able to get back on the road and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having national service, for Kia motorists especially. We typically fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Kia specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Kia vehicles. Even if it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.

The Process

The procedure of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence the same for virtually all motor vehicles. Naturally it does vary to some extent as each manufacturer has their own different fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally follows the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Kia

Fuel Drain

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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