Wrong fuel in your Hyundai i30 CRDi? Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai is a well-known error. And its remedy is dependent upon several different factors. In the event that you want to know what you should do to fix it then continue reading.
Let us discuss the main variables to take into account whenever figuring out whether or not to get the car drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put in to the Hyundai, considering that the fuel capacity of the Hyundai i30 CRDi is probably approximately 53 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, less than 2.65 litres of Petrol in a Diesel i30 CRDi will usually not be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 2.65 litres (which is almost 5% of the overall fuel tank) is generally able to be adequately diluted simply by entirely topping the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's very uncommon to encounter a car experiencing problems due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is very infrequently found - definitely not impossible to find. There are actually some cars that will not endure any degree of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 2.65 and 5.3 litres of Petrol in the Hyundai (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has revealed that as many people get away with it as those who don't. Any time you are deciding on whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up bear in mind that it is very much like betting all of it on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 5.3 litres of Petrol in your Diesel i30 CRDi ought to immediately be removed as your likelihood of getting away with this level of contamination is almost certainly less than one in 50 - truly long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai and drove it: Have you detected any performance difficulties as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in the i30 CRDi? If so, get it removed no matter the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continually driving an automobile that is currently beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will just lead to increasing amounts of damage affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in assurance?
    Then simply just get it drained. No matter the contamination ratio, there is inevitably a certain level of threat caused by driving a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Possible final outcomes of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, etc. These are some of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them stop driving and get it removed right now.

Do not just get any general so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Hyundai experts and hold the credentials and working experience needed to make certain that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Hyundai i30 CRDi?

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

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

The Procedure

The technique of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is generally the same for virtually all vehicles. Of course it does differ a little as every brand has their own fuel system. Having said that it still generally follows the following guidelines:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Petrol in Diesel FAQs

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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