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

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Citroen is a common problem. And exactly what you want to do about it will depend on an assortment of things. If you want to know what you have to do to sort it out then continue reading.
Right here are the key factors to to consider whenever deciding whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in the Citroen, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Citroen Nemo is probably about 45 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, less than 2.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Nemo will most of the time not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has shown us that quantities under 2.25 litres (which is roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is generally able to be sufficiently diluted simply by completely topping up the tank with Petrol.
      It's quite rare to come across a vehicle suffering from issues with lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is unusual - not impossible to find. You will discover certain motor vehicles that won't endure any amount of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Diesel in the Citroen (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown us that as many people get away with it as those people who don't. Whenever you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and just simply fill it up recognise that it is the same as betting all of it on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything over 4.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Nemo should promptly be drained out because your probability of getting away with that level of contamination is in all likelihood below one in fifty - seriously big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen and drove it: Have you spotted any performance problems as a result of putting the bad fuel in the Nemo? If that's the case, get it emptied regardless of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still driving a vehicle that is currently beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination can typically be responsible for more harm affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of threat affiliated with running a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Possible outcomes of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them stop and get it drained asap.

Do not simply have any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Citroen specialists and have got the qualifications and working experience needed to ensure 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 even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen Nemo?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting nationwide cover, for Citroen motorists in particular. We mainly fix:

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

We are Citroen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Citroen vehicles. Regardless of whether it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.

The Procedure

The method of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence similar for a large number of cars. Naturally it does differ somewhat as each make has their own different fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally adheres to the below 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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