Wrong fuel in your SsangYong Musso E? Diesel in your Petrol SsangYong?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol SsangYong is a regular mistake. And what you have to do about it depends upon several different factors. If you would like to know what you should do about this then stay with me.
Listed below are the key factors to take into consideration whenever determining whether or not to get the car drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in the SsangYong, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your SsangYong Musso E is normally around 73 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, less than 3.65 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Musso E will more often than not not be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything under 3.65 litres (which is about 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is quite often able to be adequately diluted by means of totally topping the rest of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is highly rare to encounter a vehicle having issues with lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it is infrequent - in no way impossible to encounter. You can get a few cars that won't stand any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. In between 3.65 and 7.3 litres of Diesel in the SsangYong (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has proven that as many motorists get away with it as those who don't. When you are deciding upon whether or not to risk it and simply top it up recognise that it is the same as wagering everything on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything over 7.3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Musso E should right away be drained because your probability of succeeding with that quantity of contamination is certainly below one in 50 - really long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol SsangYong and drove it: Have you observed any performance problems after putting the wrong fuel in your Musso E? In that case, have it removed no matter the volume of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continuing to run driving an automobile that is beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will only be responsible for progressively more damage being caused to the fuel system.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    In that case get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some extent of risk resulting from operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Possible implications of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include the motor not starting, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, etc. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you detect any of them stop and have it removed asap.

Do not just get any untrained so-and-so to attend your car. We are SsangYong experts and have got the accreditation and knowledge required to make sure that you get back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol SsangYong

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol SsangYong? Or even put contaminated fuel in your SsangYong Musso E?

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We come out and do a fuel drain

We would come to you to do the contaminated fuel removal & clean right there on scene

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As soon as we have finished you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting countrywide service, for SsangYong motorists particularly. We primarily deal with:

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

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

The Process

The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally similar for the majority of vehicles. Naturally it does differ slightly as every make has their unique distinct fuel system. However it still basically observes the following principles:

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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