Incorrect fuel in a Citroen C1? Diesel in your Petrol Citroen?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Citroen is a regularly occurring problem. And its remedy hinges on an assortment of things. Assuming you would like to find out what you ought to do about this then read on.
Let us discuss the main factors to take into consideration whenever determining whether or not to get the car drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in the Citroen, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Citroen C1 is in most cases approximately 35 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, as little as 1.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol C1 will in most situations not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount under 1.75 litres (about 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is in many instances capable of being completely diluted by thoroughly topping the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It is quite uncommon to encounter an automobile suffering from issues due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is very infrequently found - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are actually some automobiles that won't stand any degree of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 1.75 and 3.5 litres of Diesel in the Citroen (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has shown that as many people get away with it as those people who don't. When you are trying to decide whether to chance it and just simply fill it up bear in mind that it is much like wagering everything on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 3.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol C1 really should straight away be drained out seeing as your probability of driving with this level of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in fifty - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Citroen and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance troubles since putting the incorrect fuel in your C1? If that's the case, have it drained no matter the quantity of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to run driving a car that is beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will just end up in more and more harm affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    Then get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of danger associated with driving a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Possible consequences of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you observe any of them then stop driving and have it removed as soon as possible.

Don't just get any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your automobile. We are Citroen experts and have got the accreditation and knowledge needed to make sure that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen C1?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having national service, for Citroen motorists particularly. We primarily attend:

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

We are Citroen specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Citroen vehicles. Whether or not it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going again.

The Process

The process of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally similar for a large number of vehicle makes. As you can imagine it does differ somewhat as each manufacturer has their unique fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally observes the below principles:

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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Vehicle Restart

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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