Incorrect fuel in your SsangYong Actyon Sports 200 xdi? Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong is a regularly occurring mistake. And what you should do about it varies according to a variety of factors. If you would like to know what you have to do to fix it then keep reading.
These are the key factors to to consider when determining whether or not to get the car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol did you put into the SsangYong, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of your SsangYong Actyon Sports 200 xdi is in most cases about 75 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, as little as 3.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Actyon Sports 200 xdi will most of the time not be a major problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 3.75 litres (almost 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is very often capable of being completely diluted simply by totally filling the tank with Diesel.
      It's quite rare to encounter a car or truck going through problems with below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it's unusual - certainly not impossible to find. There are some automobiles that don't endure any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 3.75 and 7.5 litres of Petrol in the SsangYong (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with it as those who don't. Whenever you are deciding whether to chance it and just simply fill it up remember that it is very much like betting everything on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything above 7.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Actyon Sports 200 xdi ought to right away be drained since your probability of driving with this quantity of contamination is certainly less than one in fifty - really big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance concerns as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the Actyon Sports 200 xdi? In that case, get it drained irrespective of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continually running a vehicle that is now beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can definitely bring about more and more harm being done to the fuel system components.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some amount of threat caused by operating a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible outcomes of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them then stop driving and have it drained immediately.

Steer clear of getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are SsangYong experts and have the skills and knowledge required to make certain you are back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your SsangYong Actyon Sports 200 xdi?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering nationwide coverage, for SsangYong motorists especially. We mainly deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

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

The Procedure

The procedure of extracting Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is fundamentally exactly the same for most vehicle makes. Obviously it does vary a bit as every brand has their unique different fuel system. Having said that it still follows the below points:

Petrol in Diesel SsangYong

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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