Incorrect fuel in a SsangYong Korando TD? Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong is a well-known problem. And exactly what you have to do about it varies according to an assortment of factors. If you want to find out what to do to fix it then stay with me.
Let us discuss the most important variables to consider when deciding whether to have your car drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol have you put into the SsangYong, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of the SsangYong Korando TD is in most cases roughly 70 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Petrol, as little as 3.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Korando TD will typically not be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 3.5 litres (which is roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is frequently capable of being sufficiently diluted by means of thoroughly topping the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It is rather rare to find a car or truck having problems with less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is unusual - definitely not impossible to find. You can get a few motor vehicles that don't stand any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 3.5 and 7 litres of Petrol in the SsangYong (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our experience has shown us that as many motorists get away with this as those people who break down. Whenever deciding upon whether or not to risk it and simply fill it up bear in mind that it is very much like gambling it all on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 7 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Korando TD really should immediately be removed because your probability of getting away with that quantity of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in 50 - really big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong and drove it: Have you noted any performance problems ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the Korando TD? If so, have it emptied no matter the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continually driving a car that is currently starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably just lead to more and more damage being caused to your fuel system components.
  3. Would you like security?
    Then get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is always some degree of danger connected with running a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely outcomes of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, etc. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them stop and have it removed right away.

Steer clear of having any general so-and-so to try to drain your automobile. We are SsangYong specialists and hold the accreditation and experience needed to make certain you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your SsangYong Korando TD?

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As soon as we have finished you can get back on your way and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having countrywide cover, for SsangYong motorists especially. We typically attend:

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

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

The Procedure

The procedure of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is fundamentally the same for the majority of vehicle makes. As you can imagine it does differ slightly as each brand has their unique different fuel system. Even so it still generally observes 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 Questions

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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