Bad fuel in your SsangYong Korando EL? Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong is a fairly typical problem. And exactly what you need to do about it depends on several things. If you would like to find out what you ought to do about this then continue reading.
Listed here the key factors to think about when deciding on whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Petrol have you put into the SsangYong, considering that the fuel capacity of your SsangYong Korando EL is in most cases approximately 70 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, as little as 3.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Korando EL will quite often not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that quantities under 3.5 litres (approximately 5% of the whole fuel tank) is oftentimes capable of being adequately diluted by means of wholly topping up the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is pretty rare to come across a vehicle experiencing problems due to under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is uncommon - in no way impossible to find. You will discover a number of vehicles that won't stand any quantity of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 3.5 and 7 litres of Petrol in the SsangYong (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with it as those people who don't. Any time you are trying to decide whether or not to chance it and just top it up remember that it is the same thing as betting it all on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything over 7 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Korando EL should right away be drained out because your likelihood of getting away with this quantity of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in fifty - definitely long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong and drove it: Have you observed any performance problems after putting the bad fuel in the Korando EL? If so, have it emptied irrespective of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to run driving a motor vehicle that is already starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably definitely end up in more and more damage being caused to the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    Then simply just get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always some extent of danger connected to operating a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Probable implications of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and the like. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and if you notice any of them stop and get it drained immediately.

Do not just have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are SsangYong specialists and possess the accreditation and expertise necessary to make sure that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your SsangYong Korando EL?

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We arrive and do the fuel drain

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All done & You Get Going Once again

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

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering countrywide service, for SsangYong motorists in particular. We typically deal with:

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

We are SsangYong specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel SsangYong vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going once again.

The Process

The method of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is basically exactly the same for virtually all cars. Needless to say it may differ a bit as each make has their particular distinct fuel system. However it still basically adheres to the below principles:

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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