Incorrect fuel in a Kia Soul? Diesel in a Petrol Kia?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Kia is a regular problem. And its remedy hinges on several things. In the event that you want to know what you have to do about this then stay with me.
Let us discuss the most crucial factors to keep in mind whenever figuring out whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel did you put into the Kia, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of the Kia Soul is probably about 48 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, as little as 2.4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Soul will typically not really be a major problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount less than 2.4 litres (which is roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is very often capable of being sufficiently diluted through completely filling up the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is rather rare to encounter a motor vehicle going through issues due to lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it's infrequently found - in no way impossible to encounter. You can get some motor vehicles that won't endure any quantity of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 2.4 and 4.8 litres of Diesel in the Kia (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has confirmed that as many drivers get away with this as those people who don't. When trying to decide whether to chance it and simply top it up bear in mind that it is the same as betting it all on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything over 4.8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Soul really should right away be removed since your likelihood of driving with this level of contamination is in all likelihood below one in 50 - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Kia and drove it: Have you noted any performance problems since putting the wrong fuel in your Soul? In that case, have it drained regardless of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continually running a car that is currently starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can typically cause progressively more harm being done to your fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    You should get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably a certain level of danger resulting from operating a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Likely final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include the engine not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and the like. These are some of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and in the event that you observe any of them then cease driving and have it removed asap.

Refrain from getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to repair your car. We are Kia specialists and have the qualifications and expertise necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Kia

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

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As soon as we are done you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your day

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering nationwide service, for Kia motorists in particular. We mostly attend:

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

We are Kia specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Kia vehicles. Whether it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving again.

The Procedure

The method of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally identical for most cars. As you can imagine it can differ to some extent as every manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. Having said that it still basically adheres to the following principles:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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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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