Contaminated fuel in a Kia Cerato CRDi? Petrol in your Diesel Kia?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Kia is a regularly occurring mistake. And exactly what you want to do about it is based on a number of things. Assuming you would like to find out what you have to do about this then continue reading.
Here are the most important factors to take into consideration when figuring out whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Petrol have you put in to the Kia, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Kia Cerato CRDi is usually about 55 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Petrol, something like 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Cerato CRDi will generally not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that quantities under 2.75 litres (close to 5% of the fuel tank volume) is in many instances capable of being sufficiently diluted by means of thoroughly topping the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It is extremely rare to encounter an automobile having issues with less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is very unusual - definitely not impossible to find. You can get a number of vehicles that don't stand any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Petrol in the Kia (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has shown us that as many motorists get away with this as those who break down. Any time you are deciding upon whether to chance it and just simply top it up bear in mind that it is the same thing as wagering all of it on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 5.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Cerato CRDi really should as soon as possible be drained because your likelihood of driving with this quantity of contamination is certainly less than one in 50 - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Kia and drove it: Have you seen any performance problems since putting the wrong fuel in your Cerato CRDi? If you have, have it drained irrespective of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Still driving a vehicle that is now beginning to suffer the effect of fuel contamination can definitely result in even more harm being done to your fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    You should get it drained. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of risk connected to driving a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable implications of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include the engine not starting, running unevenly, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, etc. These are some of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and should you recognise any of them cease driving and have it removed right now.

Don't simply have any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your car. We are Kia specialists and have the skills and working experience required to make certain that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Kia

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Kia? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Kia Cerato CRDi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having national coverage, for Kia motorists especially. We predominantly deal with:

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

We are Kia specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Kia vehicles. Regardless of whether it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going once again.

The Process

The procedure of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is generally exactly the same for most vehicle makes. As you can imagine it does vary a bit as each make has their unique fuel system. Having said that it still essentially observes the following points:

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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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