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

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Kia is a regular mistake. And exactly what you want to do about it varies according to various things. If perhaps you would like to know what you should do about this then please read on.
These are the key variables to take into account when deciding on whether to have it drained:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in to the Kia, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Kia Shuma is usually roughly 50 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, as little as 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Shuma will normally not be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 2.5 litres (which is close to 5% of the entire fuel tank) is frequently able to be completely diluted by totally filling up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is very unusual to encounter a vehicle experiencing issues due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it's infrequently found - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are actually certain motor vehicles that will not endure any degree of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Kia (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has confirmed that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. Whenever trying to decide whether to chance it and simply fill it up bear in mind that it is the same as wagering it all on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Shuma really should as soon as possible be removed seeing as your likelihood of succeeding with this level of contamination is very likely below one in fifty - really huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Kia and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance difficulties ever since putting the wrong fuel in your Shuma? If so, get it drained regardless of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually driving an automobile that is now beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably likely cause more and more damage being done to the fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    Then get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some degree of threat affiliated with operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely consequences of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the motor not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you observe any of them stop driving and get it drained right now.

Do not simply have any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Kia experts and have the accreditation and working experience necessary to make certain that you get back on the road with a minimum of 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 Shuma?

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Once done You Get Moving Again

Once 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 leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting national cover, for Kia motorists particularly. We mostly attend to:

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

We are Kia specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Kia vehicles. Whether it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you on the road again.

The Process

The process of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially exactly the same for the vast majority of vehicle makes. As you can imagine it does vary to some extent as every brand has their own different fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally 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

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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