Contaminated fuel in a SsangYong Musso TD? Petrol in your Diesel SsangYong?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong is a well-known mistake to make. And what you have to do about it is based on a number of factors. If you want to find out what you must do about this then please read on.
Listed here are the main factors to to consider when choosing whether to get it drained:

  1. How much Petrol did you put into the SsangYong, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of your SsangYong Musso TD is usually approximately 73 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, something like 3.65 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Musso TD will in most cases not be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything less than 3.65 litres (5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is in many instances capable of being sufficiently diluted through thoroughly topping the tank with Diesel.
      It's highly rare to encounter a car having problems with lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it's uncommon - in no way impossible to encounter. You will discover a few cars that won't stand any amount of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 3.65 and 7.3 litres of Petrol in the SsangYong (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has revealed that as many motorists get away with this as those people who break down. Whenever deciding upon whether or not to chance it and just fill it up recognise that it is the same as gambling all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 7.3 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Musso TD should straightaway be removed as your probability of getting away with that level of contamination is very likely below one in fifty - definitely big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance concerns as a result of putting the bad fuel in the Musso TD? If that's the case, have it drained regardless of the amount of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Continually running a vehicle that is now beginning to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination can only cause progressively more harm affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like assurance?
    You should get it emptied. No matter the contamination percentage, there is always some amount of threat resulting from running a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible final outcomes of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and in the event that you recognise any of them then stop and have it removed right now.

Don't just get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are SsangYong specialists and possess the skills and knowledge needed to ensure that you get back on the road with a minimum of 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 Musso TD?

Contact us for Assistance & Recommendations

Contact us and obtain reliable recommendations and sensible assistance for your particular circumstance

We come out and do the fuel drain

We are able to reach you to perform the full contaminated fuel retrieval & cleanse right there on scene

All done & You Get Going Again

When we are done you are able to get back on your way and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having national cover, for SsangYong motorists particularly. We predominantly fix:

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

We are SsangYong specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel SsangYong vehicles. Whether or not it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The procedure of removing Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially similar for most cars. Naturally it may differ somewhat as each make has their unique different fuel system. Having said that it still basically observes 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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