Incorrect fuel in a Kia Magentis CRDi? Petrol in a Diesel Kia?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Kia is a very common mistake to make. And exactly what you need to do about it will depend on a variety of factors. If you want to know what to do to sort it out then please read on.
Right here are the key factors to keep in mind whenever deciding whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in the Kia, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Kia Magentis CRDi is in most cases approximately 62 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, something like 3.1 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Magentis CRDi will typically not really be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 3.1 litres (which is approximately 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is very often able to be sufficiently diluted through entirely filling up the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is relatively unusual to encounter an automobile suffering from difficulties with under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's infrequently found - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are actually certain cars that will not endure any level of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Between 3.1 and 6.2 litres of Petrol in the Kia (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience has shown us that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. Any time you are deciding upon whether or not to risk it and simply top it up recognise that it is very much like gambling your car on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything above 6.2 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Magentis CRDi really should straightaway be drained out since your likelihood of succeeding with this amount of contamination is more than likely less than one in fifty - seriously long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Kia and drove it: Have you seen any performance issues since putting the bad fuel in your Magentis CRDi? If so, get it emptied irrespective of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run running a car that is already beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably likely result in increasing amounts of harm being done to your fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in assurance?
    Then simply just get it removed. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of risk resulting from driving a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible consequences of driving a car on the wrong fuel include things like the engine not starting, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so on. These are several of the commonest Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them stop driving and have it drained right now.

Don't simply have any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Kia specialists and have got the qualifications and knowledge needed to make sure that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Kia

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Kia? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Kia Magentis CRDi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering national service, for Kia motorists particularly. We typically fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Car
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  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

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

The Process

The technique of extracting Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is basically exactly the same for virtually all vehicle makes. Naturally it can differ slightly as every manufacturer has their unique fuel system. However it still generally observes the following principles:

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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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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