Incorrect fuel in your SsangYong Rexton RE 290? Petrol in your Diesel SsangYong?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong is a very common error. And exactly what you need to do about it depends upon several different things. Assuming you would like to know what it is advisable to do to sort it out then keep on reading.
Listed below are the most important factors to take into account whenever determining whether or not to have the car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put in to the SsangYong, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of the SsangYong Rexton RE 290 is probably roughly 80 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Rexton RE 290 will generally not be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 4 litres (which is almost 5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is generally able to be sufficiently diluted by wholly topping the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is very uncommon to encounter a car or truck suffering from difficulties with below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it's infrequently found - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are certain cars that will not endure any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 4 and 8 litres of Petrol in the SsangYong (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has revealed that as many motorists get away with it as those people who don't. When you are deciding on whether or not to risk it and basically top it up consider that it is the same as gambling your car on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 8 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Rexton RE 290 must straight away be drained as your probability of getting away with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in fifty - really long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance concerns after putting the incorrect fuel in your Rexton RE 290? If so, have it emptied regardless of the amount of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving an automobile that is already starting to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination can likely be responsible for more harm being done to the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    You should get it drained. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of danger affiliated with operating a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely results of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them cease driving and get it removed right away.

Do not simply get any jack-of-all-trades to try to repair your vehicle. We are SsangYong experts and possess the skills and working experience necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong? Or even put contaminated fuel in your SsangYong Rexton RE 290?

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When we have completed you should 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 experts in the UK, offering national service, for SsangYong motorists especially. We predominantly attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

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

The Process

The procedure of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence the same for virtually all motor vehicles. Obviously it may differ to some extent as each brand has their particular fuel system. Even so it still generally follows 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 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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