Bad fuel in a Daewoo Lacetti Diesel? Petrol in your Diesel Daewoo?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Daewoo is a well-known mistake. And its solution hinges on a few factors. If perhaps you would like to know what to do to sort it out then please read on.
These are the key variables to to consider when deciding whether or not to get the car drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol have you put in to the Daewoo, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Daewoo Lacetti Diesel is usually around 60 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, something like 3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Lacetti Diesel will in most cases not really be a major problem. Experience has taught us that an amount under 3 litres (which is roughly 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is usually able to be adequately diluted through entirely filling up the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is pretty unusual to come across an automobile suffering from issues due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is rare - in no way impossible to find. You can get a few cars that won't endure any degree of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 3 and 6 litres of Petrol in the Daewoo (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has shown that as many people get away with it as those people who break down. When trying to decide whether or not to chance it and just simply top it up bear in mind that it is the same as gambling all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything above 6 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Lacetti Diesel really should right away be removed seeing as your probability of succeeding with this amount of contamination is more than likely below one in 50 - truly huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Daewoo and drove it: Have you detected any performance troubles ever since putting the wrong fuel in the Lacetti Diesel? If you have, get it emptied irrespective of the volume of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive running a motor vehicle that is starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will just be responsible for increasing amounts of harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in assurance?
    Then simply just get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of threat connected with driving a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable consequences of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include the motor not starting, running unevenly, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and should you notice any of them stop and have it removed right now.

Don't just get any untrained so-and-so to try to repair your car. We are Daewoo specialists and hold the skills and experience required to make certain that you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Daewoo

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Daewoo? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Daewoo Lacetti Diesel?

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Call us and obtain honest recommendations and sensible help for your exact circumstances

We come out and do a fuel drain

We can go to you to perform the full contaminated fuel drain & purge right there on scene

All done & You Get Moving Again

When we are done you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering nationwide cover, for Daewoo motorists especially. We primarily deal with:

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

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

The Process

The technique of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is basically identical for the majority of vehicles. Needless to say it may vary to some extent as every manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally adheres to the following points:

Petrol in Diesel Daewoo

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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Petrol in Diesel Questions

When someone has put Petrol in a Diesel car they have a few very common questions. So we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for you

I put Petrol in a Diesel 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 Diesel car on Petrol 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 Petrol can I get away with in a Diesel 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 Diesel 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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