Wrong fuel in a Kia Carens CRDi? Petrol in a Diesel Kia?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Kia is a common mistake to make. And its remedy hinges on various factors. If perhaps you want to know what you have to do to fix it then stay with me.
Listed here are the most crucial variables to consider when choosing whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put in to the Kia, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Kia Carens CRDi is usually around 58 litres?
    1. A small amount of Petrol, as little as 2.9 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Carens CRDi will most of the time not really be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 2.9 litres (which is roughly 5% of the overall fuel tank) is quite often able to be completely diluted through wholly topping the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is extremely uncommon to find a motor vehicle experiencing difficulties with under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very uncommon - in no way impossible to find. You can get some motor vehicles that don't endure any amount of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.9 and 5.8 litres of Petrol in the Kia (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has shown that as many motorists get away with it as those who break down. When you are deciding on whether to chance it and simply fill it up remember that it is just like betting all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 5.8 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Carens CRDi really should right away be drained out seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is almost certainly less than one in 50 - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Kia and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance issues after putting the wrong fuel in the Carens CRDi? If that's the case, get it removed no matter the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continually running a car that is currently beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably typically cause more and more damage being done to the fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in assurance?
    In that case get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably some degree of risk resulting from running a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible results of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine not starting, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them stop driving and get it removed right now.

Don't just get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Kia experts and have the certification and knowledge necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Kia

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Kia? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Kia Carens CRDi?

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Once we have completed you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering nationwide cover, for Kia motorists particularly. We mostly attend:

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

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

The Procedure

The system of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is in essence the same for a large number of vehicles. Needless to say it can differ a little as every manufacturer has their own distinct fuel system. Even so it still generally observes the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Kia

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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 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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