Bad fuel in your Kia Pride? Diesel in a Petrol Kia?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Kia is a regular mistake. And what you have to do about it is based on a variety of factors. Assuming you would like to know what you need to do about it then please read on.
Right here are the most important factors to take into consideration whenever determining whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in the Kia, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Kia Pride is in most cases around 37 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, as little as 1.85 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Pride will generally not really be a massive problem. Experience has taught us that quantities less than 1.85 litres (which is roughly 5% of the entire fuel tank) is oftentimes able to be adequately diluted through totally filling up the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's quite unusual to find a car suffering from difficulties with below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is unusual - certainly not impossible to find. There are a few automobiles that will not stand any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 1.85 and 3.7 litres of Diesel in the Kia (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise demonstrates that as many drivers get away with it as those who break down. Any time you're trying to decide whether to chance it and basically top it up remember that it is exactly like gambling everything on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 3.7 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Pride must straightaway be drained as your likelihood of driving with that amount of contamination is more than likely less than one in 50 - seriously big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Kia and drove it: Have you spotted any performance difficulties ever since putting the bad fuel in the Pride? If so, get it removed irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving a motor vehicle that is already starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination can likely result in progressively more damage affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need reassurance?
    In that case get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always some degree of risk linked with driving a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible final outcomes of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you recognise any of them stop and get it removed right now.

Do not simply get any general so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Kia experts and have got the credentials and experience required to make certain you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Kia

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Kia? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Kia Pride?

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All done & You Get Moving Again

As soon as we have completed you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having nationwide service, for Kia motorists particularly. We mostly attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Car
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Kia specialists and have successfully drained hundreds 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 moving again.

The Process

The technique of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally similar for the majority of vehicles. Obviously it can differ to some extent as every brand has their particular distinct fuel system. Even so it still generally observes 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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