Incorrect fuel in a Citroen DS4? Diesel in your Petrol Citroen?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Citroen is a usual problem. And exactly what you need to do about it depends on various things. If perhaps you would like to find out what you need to do about it then stay with me.
Right here are the most important variables to to consider whenever deciding on whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel have you put into the Citroen, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Citroen DS4 is most likely about 60 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, less than 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol DS4 will in most cases not really be a massive problem. Experience has taught us that quantities less than 3 litres (which is roughly 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes capable of being sufficiently diluted by wholly topping the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It is very uncommon to come across an automobile suffering from issues because of less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is very uncommon - not impossible to encounter. There are actually a number of motor vehicles that will not stand any quantity of contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Citroen (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has shown that as many drivers get away with this as all those who break down. Whenever deciding upon whether or not to risk it and just fill it up remember that it is the same thing as wagering it all on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol DS4 ought to right away be drained out seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in fifty - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Citroen and drove it: Have you noted any performance concerns after putting the bad fuel in the DS4? In that case, get it removed no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continually driving a motor vehicle that is now starting to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination can likely be responsible for progressively more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is invariably some degree of danger connected to driving a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely results of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you notice any of them stop driving and have it drained as soon as possible.

Keep away from getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Citroen specialists and have the certification and expertise necessary to ensure 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 perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen DS4?

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  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
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  • AdBlue 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 home, we can get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The procedure of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is basically similar for virtually all cars. Of course it can vary a bit as every make has their unique fuel system. Even so it still essentially follows the following 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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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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