Wrong fuel in a SsangYong Musso E23? Diesel in your Petrol SsangYong?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol SsangYong is a fairly typical problem. And its remedy is determined by a variety of things. In the event that you want to find out what it is best to do about it then stay with me.
These are the most crucial factors to take into account when choosing whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in the SsangYong, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your SsangYong Musso E23 is usually approximately 80 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Musso E23 will in most cases not be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 4 litres (5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is sometimes able to be adequately diluted simply by thoroughly filling the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is pretty uncommon to encounter an automobile experiencing issues because of less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is very rare - certainly not impossible to find. There are a number of motor vehicles that won't endure any quantity of contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 4 and 8 litres of Diesel in the SsangYong (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with this as those people who don't. When trying to decide whether to risk it and just top it up consider that it is just like gambling it all on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Musso E23 should immediately be drained because your likelihood of getting away with that level of contamination is almost certainly lower than one in 50 - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol SsangYong and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance difficulties ever since putting the bad fuel in the Musso E23? In that case, get it emptied irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run driving a vehicle that is beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will only be responsible for more harm being caused to the fuel system components.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    You should get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is always some extent of threat associated with operating a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, etc. These are some of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you recognise any of them then cease driving and have it removed immediately.

Do not simply get any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your vehicle. We are SsangYong experts and have the accreditation and working experience required to make certain you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol SsangYong

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol SsangYong? Or even put contaminated fuel in your SsangYong Musso E23?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting national cover, for SsangYong motorists in particular. We principally attend:

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

We are SsangYong specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol SsangYong vehicles. Whether or not it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.

The Process

The method of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically the same for the majority of cars. As you can imagine it may differ a bit as each brand has their own fuel system. Even so it still follows the following principles:

Petrol in Diesel SsangYong

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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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