Wrong fuel in a Citroen C3 Picasso? Diesel in a Petrol Citroen?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Citroen is a very common mistake to make. And its solution is determined by several different things. In the event that you want to know what you ought to do about this then read on.
Listed here the most important variables to take into consideration when determining whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in to the Citroen, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Citroen C3 Picasso is usually roughly 50 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, less than 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol C3 Picasso will quite often not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything under 2.5 litres (roughly 5% of the total fuel tank) is often capable of being completely diluted by means of totally filling the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's rather uncommon to come across a car experiencing difficulties due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's infrequently found - certainly not impossible to find. You will discover a number of vehicles that will not endure any level of contamination at all.
    2. In between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Citroen (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has proven that as many motorists get away with this as those who don't. Whenever figuring out whether or not to risk it and simply fill it up consider that it is just like wagering all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol C3 Picasso should as soon as possible be removed seeing that your likelihood of getting away with that level of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Citroen and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance problems as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in your C3 Picasso? In that case, have it drained irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continually driving a car that is already starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can likely be responsible for increasing amounts of harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Do you need security?
    Simply get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of threat linked with operating a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible implications of driving a car on the wrong fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you recognise any of them stop and get it removed immediately.

Do not simply get any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your vehicle. We are Citroen specialists and hold the certification and expertise needed to make certain you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen C3 Picasso?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Citroen motorists particularly. We mostly attend:

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

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

The Process

The method of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is basically the same for a large number of vehicles. Of course it does differ somewhat as every make has their particular distinct fuel system. Having said that it still adheres to the following points:

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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 FAQs

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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