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

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Kia is a well-known error. And its remedy will depend on a variety of factors. If perhaps you would like to find out what to do about this then read on.
Here are the key variables to be aware of whenever determining whether or not to get it drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol have you put into the Kia, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Kia Sorento CRDi is most likely roughly 70 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Petrol, as little as 3.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Sorento CRDi will most of the time not really be a major problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount under 3.5 litres (roughly 5% of the fuel tank) is very often capable of being completely diluted simply by totally filling the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It's very uncommon to find a vehicle experiencing issues with lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's infrequently found - certainly not impossible to find. There are actually certain automobiles that will not endure any quantity of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 3.5 and 7 litres of Petrol in the Kia (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has shown that as many drivers get away with this as those who break down. Whenever deciding whether or not to risk it and basically top it up recognise that it is very much like gambling everything on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 7 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Sorento CRDi really should straightaway be drained out since your probability of succeeding with this level of contamination is certainly lower than one in 50 - really huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Kia and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance concerns since putting the bad fuel in the Sorento CRDi? If you have, have it emptied regardless of the quantity of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Proceeding to drive running an automobile that is now beginning to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination can likely bring about progressively more damage affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for assurance?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is inevitably a certain level of risk connected to driving a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable implications of driving a car on the wrong fuel normally include the motor not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so on. These are several of the commonest Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and if you observe any of them cease driving and get it drained asap.

Refrain from getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your car. We are Kia specialists and possess the credentials and knowledge necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Kia

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Kia? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Kia Sorento CRDi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting nationwide service, for Kia motorists especially. We primarily attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

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

The Procedure

The method of removing Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is in essence similar for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Obviously it does differ to some extent as every make has their own distinct fuel system. Even so it still generally adheres to 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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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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