Wrong fuel in your Kia Picanto CRDi? Petrol in your Diesel Kia?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Kia is a very common mistake to make. And its solution varies according to an assortment of factors. In the event that you would like to know what you should do to fix it then keep reading.
These are the main variables to think about whenever choosing whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put into the Kia, considering that the fuel capacity of your Kia Picanto CRDi is probably roughly 35 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, less than 1.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Picanto CRDi will usually not be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 1.75 litres (close to 5% of the whole fuel tank) is very often capable of being completely diluted through wholly filling up the tank with Diesel.
      It's very unusual to come across an automobile going through difficulties due to below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is unusual - not impossible to find. You can get some cars that will not endure any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Between 1.75 and 3.5 litres of Petrol in the Kia (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our expertise demonstrates that as many people get away with this as those who break down. Whenever you are deciding on whether or not to risk it and simply top it up recognise that it is the same as wagering all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 3.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Picanto CRDi ought to promptly be drained because your probability of succeeding with that level of contamination is certainly lower than one in fifty - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Kia and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance problems since putting the bad fuel in your Picanto CRDi? If you have, have it removed no matter the quantity of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Still running an automobile that is now starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably definitely lead to more harm being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of risk linked with operating a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible implications of driving on the wrong fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are several of the commonest Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you detect any of them stop and have it removed asap.

Don't just have any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your automobile. We are Kia specialists and possess the qualifications and practical experience needed to ensure you are back on the road with minimal 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 Picanto CRDi?

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As soon as we are done you are able to get back on the road and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

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

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

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

The Process

The process of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is generally exactly the same for most vehicle makes. As you can imagine it may vary slightly as each manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. However it still essentially adheres to the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Kia

Fuel Drain

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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