Wrong fuel in a Hyundai Matrix CRDi? Petrol in your Diesel Hyundai?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai is a usual mistake to make. And exactly what you have to do about it depends upon a number of things. If you would like to find out what to do to fix it then read on.
Listed here the main variables to think about when deciding on whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put in to the Hyundai, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Hyundai Matrix CRDi is most likely roughly 55 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Matrix CRDi will normally not really be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 2.75 litres (which is approximately 5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is frequently able to be adequately diluted by totally topping up the tank with Diesel.
      It's very uncommon to come across an automobile experiencing difficulties due to less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it's uncommon - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are certain cars that will not endure any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Petrol in the Hyundai (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with it as those people who break down. Whenever figuring out whether to chance it and simply fill it up remember that it is just like betting your car on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 5.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Matrix CRDi should really immediately be drained as your likelihood of succeeding with that amount of contamination is more than likely lower than one in 50 - definitely big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance troubles ever since putting the bad fuel in your Matrix CRDi? In that case, get it emptied no matter the amount of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to run running a vehicle that is already starting to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will likely be responsible for progressively more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of threat caused by driving a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Likely results of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, etc. These are a few of the most typical Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you recognise any of them stop and have it drained right away.

Stay away from having any unqualified so-and-so to try to drain your car. We are Hyundai experts and have got the credentials and practical experience necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Hyundai Matrix CRDi?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering countrywide coverage, for Hyundai motorists particularly. We predominantly attend to:

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

We are Hyundai specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Hyundai vehicles. Even if it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The process of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially the same for the vast majority of cars. As you can imagine it can vary somewhat as every brand has their particular distinct fuel system. However it still adheres to the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Hyundai

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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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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