Incorrect fuel in a Citroen DS3? Diesel in a Petrol Citroen?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Citroen is a usual error. And what you need to do about it is based on an assortment of factors. If perhaps you would like to know what you need to do to fix it then please read on.
Right here are the key variables to think about whenever choosing whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put into the Citroen, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of the Citroen DS3 is normally around 50 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, something like 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol DS3 will in most situations not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 2.5 litres (which is about 5% of the fuel tank volume) is very often capable of being sufficiently diluted simply by totally topping the tank with Petrol.
      It is extremely uncommon to encounter a car going through problems due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very rare - definitely not impossible to find. There are certain vehicles that won't stand any level of contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Citroen (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has confirmed that as many motorists get away with it as those who don't. Whenever you are figuring out whether to risk it and just simply top it up remember that it is exactly like betting it all on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol DS3 ought to promptly be removed because your probability of driving with this quantity of contamination is probably less than one in fifty - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Citroen and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance troubles since putting the incorrect fuel in the DS3? If so, get it removed regardless of the amount of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to run driving a car that is currently beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably only end up in increasing amounts of damage being caused to the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    You should get it emptied. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of threat associated with operating a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely implications of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the engine not starting, running lumpy, loss of power, degradation 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 notice any of them stop and have it removed right away.

Avoid having any unqualified mechanic to try to drain your car. We are Citroen specialists and hold the qualifications and practical experience required to make sure that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen DS3?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering countrywide service, for Citroen motorists especially. We typically deal with:

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

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

The Procedure

The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially exactly the same for virtually all vehicles. As you can imagine it does vary somewhat as every brand has their unique distinct fuel system. Even so it still adheres to the following points:

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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