Incorrect fuel in a SsangYong Rexton Rx 270 xVT? Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong is a regular error. And exactly what you want to do about it varies according to several different factors. Assuming you want to find out what to do about this then please read on.
These are the most crucial variables to to consider whenever determining whether or not to have the car drained:

  1. How much Petrol did you put in to the SsangYong, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your SsangYong Rexton Rx 270 xVT is probably about 80 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Rexton Rx 270 xVT will in most situations not be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 4 litres (which is almost 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is generally capable of being sufficiently diluted by totally topping up the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's quite rare to find a motor vehicle experiencing issues with below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is very rare - definitely not impossible to encounter. You can get a few motor vehicles that will not endure any degree of contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 4 and 8 litres of Petrol in the SsangYong (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has confirmed that as many drivers get away with this as those who break down. Any time you are deciding whether or not to chance it and just simply fill it up recognise that it is the same as gambling all of it on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 8 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Rexton Rx 270 xVT must promptly be removed seeing as your probability of getting away with that amount of contamination is more than likely less than one in fifty - extremely big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong and drove it: Have you spotted any performance issues as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the Rexton Rx 270 xVT? In that case, have it emptied regardless of the quantity of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Continuing to run running a car that is now starting to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will typically end up in increasing amounts of damage affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for assurance?
    Then simply just get it drained. No matter the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of threat connected with driving a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Probable outcomes of driving a car on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine not starting, running unevenly, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you detect any of them then cease driving and get it drained as soon as possible.

Steer clear of having any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are SsangYong experts and have got the certification and experience needed to make certain that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel SsangYong? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your SsangYong Rexton Rx 270 xVT?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering nationwide cover, for SsangYong motorists especially. We mostly attend:

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

We are SsangYong specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel SsangYong vehicles. Even if it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you moving again.

The Procedure

The technique of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially the same for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Needless to say it can differ somewhat as each manufacturer has their own different fuel system. Nevertheless it still follows the below principles:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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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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