Contaminated fuel in a Kia Retona? Diesel in a Petrol Kia?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Kia is a well-known mistake. And what you need to do about it is determined by various factors. If perhaps you would like to know what to do to sort it out then read on.
Listed below are the most crucial variables to think about when making a decision whether or not to get the car drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in the Kia, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Kia Retona is most likely about 60 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, something like 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Retona will in most situations not really be a massive problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 3 litres (which is approximately 5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is generally capable of being sufficiently diluted through completely topping the tank with Petrol.
      It is highly rare to find a motor vehicle experiencing problems due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it is rare - certainly not impossible to encounter. You will discover a number of cars that don't endure any degree of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Kia (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience demonstrates that as many people get away with this as those who break down. When you are deciding upon whether or not to risk it and just fill it up remember that it is much like gambling all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Retona ought to as soon as possible be drained out seeing as your likelihood of driving with that amount of contamination is very likely lower than one in 50 - really big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Kia and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance problems ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the Retona? If that's the case, have it drained irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive running a vehicle that is beginning to suffer the effects of fuel contamination will just result in progressively more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    In that case get it drained. No matter the contamination percentage, there is always some extent of danger affiliated with running a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Possible outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you notice any of them stop and get it removed as soon as possible.

Avoid having any unqualified so-and-so to try to drain your vehicle. We are Kia specialists and possess the accreditation and working experience needed to make certain you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Kia

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

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering national coverage, for Kia motorists particularly. We principally fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in your 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 is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going once again.

The Procedure

The procedure of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically exactly the same for virtually all motor vehicles. As you can imagine it does vary a little as each brand has their own distinct fuel system. Even so it still observes the below 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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