Incorrect fuel in your Citroen Evasion? Diesel in your Petrol Citroen?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Citroen is a well-known mistake to make. And its remedy hinges on a few factors. Assuming you want to know what you should do about it then keep reading.
Here are the key factors to think about whenever deciding whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put into the Citroen, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Citroen Evasion is usually about 80 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, less than 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Evasion will normally not be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount less than 4 litres (which is close to 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is very often capable of being adequately diluted simply by completely filling up the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It's rather rare to find a car or truck suffering from difficulties with under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is unusual - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are some automobiles that will not endure any quantity of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 4 and 8 litres of Diesel in the Citroen (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our experience has proven that as many drivers get away with this as all those who break down. Any time you're deciding whether to chance it and basically fill it up bear in mind that it is the same as wagering it all on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Evasion must as soon as possible be removed since your probability of getting away with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in fifty - really big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Citroen and drove it: Have you spotted any performance problems since putting the bad fuel in your Evasion? If you have, have it drained regardless of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Still running a car that is starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination can just lead to progressively more harm affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    In that case get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of risk caused by operating a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Possible results of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel can include the motor not starting, running unevenly, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most typical Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you observe any of them then stop and have it removed asap.

Don't simply have any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your automobile. We are Citroen specialists and possess the accreditation and experience required to ensure that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen Evasion?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Citroen motorists in particular. We mostly attend to:

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

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

The Procedure

The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially similar for a large number of vehicles. As you can imagine it may vary a little as every brand has their particular different fuel system. Nevertheless it still 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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