Incorrect fuel in a Citroen C6? Diesel in a Petrol Citroen?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Citroen is a common mistake to make. And exactly what you need to do about it will depend on a number of things. In case you would like to find out what you must do to sort it out then please read on.
Right here are the most crucial variables to think about when determining whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in to the Citroen, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Citroen C6 is normally about 72 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, something like 3.6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol C6 will generally not be a big problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 3.6 litres (which is roughly 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is quite often capable of being adequately diluted by totally topping up the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It is extremely uncommon to encounter a car or truck having issues because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it's infrequent - in no way impossible to find. There are some cars that won't endure any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 3.6 and 7.2 litres of Diesel in the Citroen (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our experience has confirmed that as many drivers get away with this as those who break down. Any time you're deciding whether to risk it and basically top it up consider that it is the same thing as betting it all on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 7.2 litres of Diesel in your Petrol C6 really should right away be drained seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with that amount of contamination is certainly 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 concerns ever since putting the bad fuel in your C6? In that case, have it drained regardless of the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to run running a car that is currently starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination can typically cause increasing amounts of damage being done to the fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably a certain level of threat caused by driving a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely implications of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, etc. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and should you detect any of them then stop and get it drained right now.

Keep away from having any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your automobile. We are Citroen experts and hold the certification and working experience required to make certain you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen C6?

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We arrive and do a fuel drain

We can go to you to carry out the complete contaminated fuel retrieval & clean right there on scene

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Once we are done you will be able to get back on the road and get on with your trip

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering nationwide coverage, for Citroen motorists in particular. We typically attend to:

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

We are Citroen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Citroen vehicles. Regardless of whether it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you moving again.

The Process

The system of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence the same for a large number of vehicles. Of course it may vary a bit as each manufacturer has their own distinct fuel system. Even so it still essentially 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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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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