Bad fuel in a Hyundai ix20 CRDi? Petrol in your Diesel Hyundai?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai is a common problem. And exactly what you have to do about it is determined by several different things. If perhaps you want to find out what you should do to sort it out then keep on reading.
Listed here are the most important factors to take into consideration whenever deciding whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol have you put in the Hyundai, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Hyundai ix20 CRDi is most likely around 48 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, something like 2.4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel ix20 CRDi will more often than not not really be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 2.4 litres (which is close to 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is quite often able to be adequately diluted through completely filling the tank with Diesel.
      It's highly rare to encounter a car or truck experiencing difficulties due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is uncommon - not impossible to find. There are actually some motor vehicles that don't stand any amount of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 2.4 and 4.8 litres of Petrol in the Hyundai (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has confirmed that as many people get away with this as those people who don't. Any time you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and simply top it up recognise that it is very much like gambling it all on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 4.8 litres of Petrol in a Diesel ix20 CRDi should really as soon as possible be drained seeing that your probability of succeeding with that level of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in fifty - truly long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai and drove it: Have you seen any performance troubles ever since putting the wrong fuel in your ix20 CRDi? If that's the case, have it drained regardless of the quantity of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive running an automobile that is currently starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably likely be responsible for more and more harm being caused to your fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    Simply get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of danger connected to running a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Probable final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them then stop driving and have it removed right away.

Don't simply get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Hyundai specialists and have got the qualifications and expertise needed to ensure you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Hyundai? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Hyundai ix20 CRDi?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having national service, for Hyundai motorists in particular. We predominantly deal with:

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

We are Hyundai specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Hyundai vehicles. No matter if it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you going again.

The Procedure

The method of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially exactly the same for the vast majority of vehicles. Naturally it can differ a little as every make has their unique distinct fuel system. Having said that it still observes the following 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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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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