Contaminated fuel in a Hyundai i20 CRDi? Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai is a usual mistake. And what you have to do about it varies according to an assortment of factors. Assuming you want to find out what you have to do to fix it then please read on.
Right here are the key factors to be aware of whenever choosing whether or not to get it drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put in to the Hyundai, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Hyundai i20 CRDi is probably about 45 litres?
    1. A small amount of Petrol, something like 2.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel i20 CRDi will in most cases not be a massive problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 2.25 litres (5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is sometimes capable of being completely diluted by means of wholly filling up the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's extremely uncommon to find a car or truck suffering from issues due to less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is uncommon - in no way impossible to find. You will discover a number of motor vehicles that don't stand any degree of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Petrol in the Hyundai (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown that as many people get away with it as those people who break down. Whenever you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and just top it up remember that it is much like betting all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 4.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel i20 CRDi should straight away be removed seeing that your probability of getting away with that quantity of contamination is almost certainly lower than one in fifty - really long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai and drove it: Have you observed any performance troubles since putting the bad fuel in the i20 CRDi? If you have, get it emptied irrespective of the volume of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive running a motor vehicle that is already beginning to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination can only be responsible for increasing amounts of damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Would you like reassurance?
    Simply get it drained. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of risk affiliated with operating a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the engine not starting, running lumpy, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, etc. These are several of the commonest Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them then cease driving and have it drained as soon as possible.

Refrain from having any unqualified mechanic to try to drain your car. We are Hyundai specialists and have the qualifications and experience necessary to ensure you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Hyundai i20 CRDi?

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  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Auto
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  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Hyundai specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Hyundai vehicles. Whether or not it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going once again.

The Process

The procedure of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is in essence the same for virtually all vehicle makes. Of course it can vary somewhat as every manufacturer has their unique fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically adheres to the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Hyundai

Fuel Drain

Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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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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