Incorrect fuel in your Citroen Berlingo? Diesel in your Petrol Citroen?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Citroen is a usual error. And what you need to do about it hinges on a variety of factors. In the event that you want to know what you ought to do to fix it then stay with me.
Listed here are the most important factors to be aware of whenever deciding on whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel did you put into the Citroen, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Citroen Berlingo is usually around 60 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, as little as 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Berlingo will in most situations not really be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that anything under 3 litres (roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is often capable of being sufficiently diluted by wholly topping up the tank with Petrol.
      It's highly unusual to find a vehicle having difficulties with under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it's infrequently found - not impossible to find. There are a number of vehicles that don't endure any level of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Citroen (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has proven that as many motorists get away with this as those people who break down. Whenever deciding on whether to risk it and simply fill it up consider that it is very much like wagering all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything over 6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Berlingo should promptly be drained out seeing as your probability of driving with that quantity of contamination is almost certainly less than one in 50 - extremely long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Citroen and drove it: Have you noticed any performance problems as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the Berlingo? If so, have it drained irrespective of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to drive running a car that is beginning to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will likely be responsible for even more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    Then get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some degree of threat resulting from running a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable results of driving on the wrong fuel include the motor not starting, running unevenly, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you recognise any of them stop and have it removed immediately.

Avoid having any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your automobile. We are Citroen specialists and hold the accreditation and practical experience required to ensure you get back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen Berlingo?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering national coverage, for Citroen motorists especially. We typically deal with:

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

We are Citroen specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Citroen vehicles. No matter if it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The method of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally the same for the majority of vehicles. Naturally it can differ to some extent as every brand has their unique distinct fuel system. Having said that it still basically follows the below guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Citroen

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Diesel in Petrol Questions

When someone has put Diesel in a Petrol car they have a few very common questions. So we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for you

I put Diesel in a Petrol 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 Petrol car on Diesel 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 Diesel can I get away with in a Petrol 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 Petrol 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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