Contaminated fuel in a SsangYong Korando E23? Diesel in your Petrol SsangYong?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol SsangYong is a regular problem. And its solution is dependent upon a number of factors. If you want to know what you need to do about this then keep on reading.
Here are the main factors to take into consideration whenever deciding on whether or not to have it drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in the SsangYong, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the SsangYong Korando E23 is probably around 70 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, something like 3.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Korando E23 will in most situations not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has taught us that an amount under 3.5 litres (which is 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is frequently capable of being sufficiently diluted by wholly topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is pretty unusual to come across a vehicle suffering from issues with lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very infrequent - in no way impossible to find. There are actually a few vehicles that will not stand any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 3.5 and 7 litres of Diesel in the SsangYong (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has confirmed that as many drivers get away with this as those people who break down. Whenever you are deciding on whether or not to chance it and just simply top it up recognise that it is exactly like gambling it all on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 7 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Korando E23 really should as soon as possible be removed seeing as your probability of driving with that level of contamination is in all likelihood below one in 50 - seriously long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol SsangYong and drove it: Have you observed any performance problems ever since putting the incorrect fuel in your Korando E23? In that case, have it drained irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continually running a car that is now beginning to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will likely result in more harm affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some degree of threat resulting from running a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible consequences of driving a car on the wrong fuel include the engine not starting, running lumpy, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so on. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them stop driving and get it drained right now.

Do not simply get any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are SsangYong experts and have the accreditation and knowledge required to ensure that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol SsangYong

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol SsangYong? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your SsangYong Korando E23?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having national service, for SsangYong motorists especially. We mostly attend to:

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

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

The Procedure

The procedure of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally the same for virtually all cars. Obviously it may differ slightly as each make has their particular different fuel system. However it still fundamentally observes the following guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel SsangYong

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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