Wrong fuel in your Citroen C4 Picasso? Diesel in a Petrol Citroen?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Citroen is a usual error. And its remedy depends upon an assortment of factors. If you would like to find out what it is advisable to do to sort it out then please read on.
Listed below are the most crucial factors to to consider whenever choosing whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put into the Citroen, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the Citroen C4 Picasso is in most cases approximately 60 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, as little as 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol C4 Picasso will in most cases not be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities less than 3 litres (which is roughly 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes capable of being sufficiently diluted through thoroughly filling up the tank with Petrol.
      It is rather uncommon to encounter a motor vehicle suffering from difficulties due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's uncommon - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are certain automobiles that don't stand any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Citroen (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has revealed that as many motorists get away with it as those who break down. Whenever deciding on whether or not to chance it and simply top it up consider that it is the same as wagering all of it on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything above 6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol C4 Picasso ought to straight away be drained out because your likelihood of getting away with this quantity of contamination is almost certainly below one in 50 - really long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen and drove it: Have you seen any performance troubles ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the C4 Picasso? If so, get it removed no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually running a car that is currently starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will only be responsible for progressively more damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    You should get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is always some degree of threat connected to operating a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely consequences of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel can 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 several of the most common Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you detect any of them stop driving and have it drained right now.

Keep away from having any unqualified so-and-so to try to repair your automobile. We are Citroen experts and have the qualifications and working experience required to make certain that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen C4 Picasso?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering national coverage, for Citroen motorists especially. We typically fix:

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

We are Citroen specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Citroen vehicles. No matter if it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going again.

The Procedure

The process of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically exactly the same for the vast majority of cars. Naturally it can vary a little as each manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally follows 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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