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

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Kia is a well-known mistake to make. And exactly what you need to do about it is dependent upon various factors. If perhaps you would like to know what it is best to do to fix it then continue reading.
Listed here are the key factors to take into account when making a decision whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in to the Kia, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Kia Joice is most likely about 60 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, as little as 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Joice will usually not really be a big problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 3 litres (which is about 5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is sometimes capable of being sufficiently diluted by entirely filling up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is extremely uncommon to find a motor vehicle going through issues due to less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very unusual - not impossible to encounter. There are actually some cars that don't stand any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Kia (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our experience demonstrates that as many motorists get away with this as those people who don't. Any time you're deciding upon whether or not to chance it and just top it up recognise that it is the same thing as betting everything on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything above 6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Joice really should straightaway be drained seeing that your probability of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in fifty - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Kia and drove it: Have you noticed any performance problems as a result of putting the bad fuel in the Joice? If that's the case, have it drained irrespective of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually driving a car that is already beginning to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will likely cause progressively more damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    In that case get it emptied. No matter the contamination percentage, there is always some extent of risk caused by running a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Likely results of driving a car on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, etc. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you notice any of them stop and get it removed right now.

Refrain from getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Kia experts and possess the qualifications and expertise needed to ensure that you are back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Kia

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Kia? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Kia Joice?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting countrywide coverage, for Kia motorists particularly. We mostly deal with:

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

We are Kia specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Kia vehicles. Regardless of whether it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Process

The process of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally identical for most vehicles. Of course it can vary slightly as every brand has their unique fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally follows the below 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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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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