Contaminated fuel in your Kia Venga CRDi? Petrol in your Diesel Kia?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Kia is a usual error. And exactly what you should do about it is determined by several different factors. If perhaps you would like to know what you need to do about this then continue reading.
Listed below are the most crucial factors to keep in mind whenever making a decision whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol did you put into the Kia, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of the Kia Venga CRDi is probably around 48 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Petrol, less than 2.4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Venga CRDi will quite often not really be a major problem. Experience has taught us that anything under 2.4 litres (which is approximately 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is frequently capable of being completely diluted by means of thoroughly filling the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is rather unusual to find a vehicle experiencing problems due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it's infrequently found - not impossible to find. You can get some cars that will not stand any degree of contamination at all.
    2. In between 2.4 and 4.8 litres of Petrol in the Kia (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown that as many motorists get away with this as those who break down. Whenever figuring out whether or not to risk it and simply top it up consider that it is just like wagering all of it on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 4.8 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Venga CRDi ought to right away be drained out since your probability of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is very likely below one in 50 - truly huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Kia and drove it: Have you seen any performance troubles ever since putting the wrong fuel in your Venga CRDi? If that's the case, have it drained irrespective of the quantity of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Continually running an automobile that is currently starting to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination can likely lead to progressively more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably a certain level of risk in connection with driving a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Likely implications of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and in the event that you detect any of them stop and get it drained as soon as possible.

Don't just get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Kia specialists and hold the qualifications and knowledge needed to ensure that you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Kia

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Kia? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Kia Venga CRDi?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering nationwide service, for Kia motorists especially. We principally fix:

  • 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. No matter if it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The process of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially exactly the same for most motor vehicles. Of course it can differ to some extent as each manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. Having said that it still generally follows the below principles:

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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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