Wrong fuel in your Kia Ceed CRDi? Petrol in a Diesel Kia?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Kia is a fairly typical mistake. And its solution is based on a variety of things. If you want to find out what you should do about it then read on.
Listed here the most crucial variables to be aware of when making a decision whether to get the car drained:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put in the Kia, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Kia Ceed CRDi is in most cases about 53 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, something like 2.65 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Ceed CRDi will in most situations not really be a major problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount under 2.65 litres (which is roughly 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is very often capable of being sufficiently diluted by means of totally filling the tank with Diesel.
      It is pretty rare to encounter a car or truck experiencing issues because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it's infrequent - not impossible to find. There are actually a few cars that don't endure any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.65 and 5.3 litres of Petrol in the Kia (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has proven that as many people get away with this as those who break down. When deciding on whether to risk it and just simply fill it up recognise that it is very much like betting your car on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 5.3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Ceed CRDi should really promptly be drained out as your probability of succeeding with this level of contamination is more than likely below one in fifty - extremely long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Kia and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance difficulties since putting the wrong fuel in your Ceed CRDi? If that's the case, get it emptied irrespective of the quantity of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Continually running a car that is currently beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will only bring about progressively more harm being done to your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it removed. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of risk caused by running a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible results of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, etc. These are a few of the most typical Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and in the event that you recognise any of them then stop and have it drained as soon as possible.

Do not simply get any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Kia experts and have the credentials and expertise required to make certain you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Kia

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Kia? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Kia Ceed CRDi?

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

We are Kia specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Kia vehicles. Whether or not it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going once again.

The Procedure

The system of removing Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is generally similar for a large number of vehicles. Of course it may vary to some extent as every make has their particular different fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally follows the below 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 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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