Contaminated fuel in a Citroen C5? Diesel in your Petrol Citroen?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Citroen is a regular problem. And its remedy is determined by several different things. In the event that you want to find out what it is advisable to do about it then keep reading.
Right here are the key variables to consider whenever figuring out whether to have the car drained:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in to the Citroen, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Citroen C5 is most likely around 66 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, as little as 3.3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol C5 will usually not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has taught us that an amount under 3.3 litres (which is close to 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is in many instances able to be adequately diluted by means of wholly filling up the tank with Petrol.
      It's quite rare to encounter a vehicle experiencing issues because of below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is unusual - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are a few cars that won't endure any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. In between 3.3 and 6.6 litres of Diesel in the Citroen (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown us that as many motorists get away with this as those who don't. When you are deciding whether to chance it and simply top it up consider that it is the same as betting everything on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything above 6.6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol C5 should really straightaway be drained because your likelihood of getting away with this amount of contamination is more than likely less than one in 50 - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Citroen and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance difficulties ever since putting the bad fuel in your C5? If that's the case, have it drained irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continuing to run driving a motor vehicle that is now beginning to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will probably typically end up in more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is always some amount of threat connected with operating a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely implications of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so on. These are some of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you observe any of them stop and get it removed asap.

Avoid having any unqualified mechanic to try to drain your car. We are Citroen experts and have got the credentials and experience necessary to ensure you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen C5?

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Once carried out You Get Going Once again

Once we have completed you will be able to get back moving and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering countrywide cover, for Citroen motorists particularly. We mainly attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

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

The Procedure

The process of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally identical for the majority of motor vehicles. Naturally it may differ slightly as each brand has their particular distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally 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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