Wrong fuel in a SsangYong Korando TD EL? Petrol in your Diesel SsangYong?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong is a well-known mistake. And its solution is determined by an assortment of factors. In the event that you want to find out what you should do about this then keep reading.
Listed below are the key variables to think about when deciding on whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put in the SsangYong, considering that the fuel capacity of the SsangYong Korando TD EL is normally roughly 70 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 3.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Korando TD EL will in most situations not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount under 3.5 litres (roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is quite often able to be sufficiently diluted through entirely topping the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It is rather uncommon to come across an automobile having difficulties because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is infrequently found - definitely not impossible to find. There are actually certain cars that don't stand any quantity of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 3.5 and 7 litres of Petrol in the SsangYong (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our experience has shown us that as many drivers get away with this as all those who don't. Whenever you are figuring out whether to chance it and simply fill it up bear in mind that it is the same as betting all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything more than 7 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Korando TD EL must promptly be drained out seeing as your probability of getting away with that amount of contamination is probably lower than one in fifty - truly long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong and drove it: Have you seen any performance issues since putting the bad fuel in the Korando TD EL? If that's the case, have it removed irrespective of the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to run driving a car that is currently starting to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will probably just bring about even more damage being done to your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is always some amount of threat connected to operating a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Probable results of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so on. These are some of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them then cease driving and have it drained immediately.

Stay away from having any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are SsangYong experts and hold the accreditation and knowledge necessary to make certain you get back on the road with minimal 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 Korando TD EL?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having countrywide coverage, for SsangYong motorists particularly. We mainly attend to:

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

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

The Process

The procedure of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially the same for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Naturally it does differ slightly as each make has their particular distinct fuel system. Even so it still basically adheres to the below guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel SsangYong

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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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