Wrong fuel in your Citroen C-Crosser? Diesel in your Petrol Citroen?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Citroen is a regularly occurring mistake to make. And what you have to do about it is determined by various factors. If you want to find out what you need to do about it then keep on reading.
Right here are the most important variables to take into account whenever making a decision whether to have it drained:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in to the Citroen, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Citroen C-Crosser is normally approximately 60 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, less than 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol C-Crosser will in most cases not be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount under 3 litres (roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank) is sometimes capable of being sufficiently diluted through completely filling the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's very unusual to come across a car or truck going through issues with less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is very uncommon - not impossible to encounter. There are certain cars that don't endure any degree of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Citroen (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has proven that as many drivers get away with this as those who break down. Any time you are deciding upon whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up bear in mind that it is much like wagering everything on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol C-Crosser really should as soon as possible be drained as your likelihood of getting away with this quantity of contamination is more than likely less than one in 50 - really big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Citroen and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance troubles as a result of putting the wrong fuel in your C-Crosser? If that's the case, get it emptied irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still running a car that is now beginning to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will probably typically end up in more and more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    Then simply just get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of danger associated with operating a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely implications of driving on the wrong fuel include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and the like. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you recognise any of them stop and get it removed asap.

Refrain from having any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your car. We are Citroen experts and have got the accreditation and practical experience needed to ensure you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen C-Crosser?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having nationwide service, for Citroen motorists in particular. We principally fix:

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

We are Citroen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Citroen vehicles. Whether it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going once again.

The Process

The procedure of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially the same for virtually all vehicle makes. As you can imagine it can differ somewhat as each make has their own distinct fuel system. Even so it still adheres to 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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Get the car up and running again

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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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