Contaminated fuel in a Kia Venga? Diesel in your Petrol Kia?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Kia is a very common error. And what you have to do about it hinges on a few things. If you want to know what it is advisable to do to sort it out then keep reading.
Listed below are the most crucial factors to take into consideration when determining whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in to the Kia, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Kia Venga is in most cases approximately 48 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, less than 2.4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Venga will normally not really be a big problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount less than 2.4 litres (which is 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is quite often able to be completely diluted by means of completely topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is very uncommon to come across a vehicle having difficulties due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is very infrequent - definitely not impossible to find. You will discover a number of motor vehicles that won't endure any level of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 2.4 and 4.8 litres of Diesel in the Kia (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has confirmed that as many drivers get away with it as those people who don't. Any time you're deciding upon whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up recognise that it is exactly like wagering all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 4.8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Venga ought to promptly be drained out because your probability of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is very likely less than one in fifty - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Kia and drove it: Have you noted any performance troubles since putting the wrong fuel in the Venga? If so, have it emptied irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continually running an automobile that is now starting to suffer the effects of fuel contamination will probably definitely be responsible for even more harm being caused to your fuel system components.
  3. Do you want security?
    Then get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of danger associated with operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely consequences of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the motor not starting, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and should you observe any of them then stop and have it drained immediately.

Avoid getting any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your vehicle. We are Kia specialists and have got the qualifications and practical experience required to ensure you are back on the road with a minimum of 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 Venga?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting national coverage, for Kia motorists particularly. We predominantly fix:

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

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

The Process

The process of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically the same for a large number of vehicles. Needless to say it does differ slightly as each brand has their particular different fuel system. Having said that it still basically adheres to the below guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Kia

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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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