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

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Kia is a regularly occurring problem. And what you have to do about it is determined by an assortment of factors. In case you would like to know what you have to do about this then stay with me.
Listed here the most crucial variables to consider whenever making a decision whether or not to get your car drained:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in to the Kia, considering that the fuel capacity of the Kia Sephia is normally roughly 50 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, less than 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Sephia will quite often not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has taught us that anything less than 2.5 litres (roughly 5% of the overall fuel tank) is quite often capable of being sufficiently diluted by wholly filling up the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is relatively unusual to encounter an automobile experiencing difficulties because of less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is very unusual - in no way impossible to encounter. There are a number of automobiles that will not stand any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Kia (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has revealed that as many people get away with this as all those who break down. Whenever deciding upon whether or not to risk it and simply top it up recognise that it is the same as gambling it all on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Sephia ought to right away be removed because your likelihood of driving with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in fifty - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Kia and drove it: Have you observed any performance issues ever since putting the wrong fuel in your Sephia? If so, get it removed regardless of the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually running an automobile that is starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will probably definitely bring about even more damage being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like security?
    Then get it drained. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some degree of danger connected with operating a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable final outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the engine not starting, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, etc. These are some of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and should you notice any of them then stop and get it drained immediately.

Don't simply have any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Kia specialists and have the credentials and knowledge needed to ensure you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Kia

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Kia? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Kia Sephia?

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When we have completed you should be able to get back moving and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having countrywide coverage, for Kia motorists particularly. We principally fix:

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

We are Kia specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Kia vehicles. Even if it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road again.

The Process

The procedure of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally similar for most vehicles. Obviously it may differ to some degree as each make has their unique fuel system. Having said that it still basically observes the below points:

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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 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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