Incorrect fuel in your Kia ProCeed? Diesel in your Petrol Kia?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Kia is a usual mistake. And its remedy is based on various factors. In case you would like to know what to do about this then read on.
These are the most important factors to take into consideration when determining whether to have it drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put into the Kia, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of your Kia ProCeed is probably roughly 53 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, something like 2.65 litres of Diesel in a Petrol ProCeed will in most situations not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 2.65 litres (about 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is often able to be completely diluted by entirely filling the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It's extremely rare to find a car or truck going through problems because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is very rare - not impossible to find. There are a few vehicles that will not endure any degree of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.65 and 5.3 litres of Diesel in the Kia (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has confirmed that as many motorists get away with it as those who break down. When you are deciding whether or not to chance it and basically top it up remember that it is much like gambling your car on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 5.3 litres of Diesel in your Petrol ProCeed must promptly be drained since your likelihood of driving with that level of contamination is probably below one in 50 - seriously big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Kia and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance troubles after putting the bad fuel in your ProCeed? If so, have it removed irrespective of the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still running a car that is already starting to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will typically result in even more damage being caused to the fuel system.
  3. Would you like reassurance?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is invariably a certain level of risk linked with running a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, etc. These are some of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them then stop and get it removed asap.

Steer clear of having any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your car. We are Kia experts and have the qualifications and practical experience needed to ensure you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Kia

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Kia? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Kia ProCeed?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting national cover, for Kia motorists especially. We predominantly fix:

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

We are Kia specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Kia vehicles. No matter if it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you moving again.

The Process

The system of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is generally exactly the same for most cars. Naturally it may vary to some extent as every brand has their own different fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally adheres to the below guidelines:

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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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