Contaminated fuel in your Citroen Xantia? Diesel in your Petrol Citroen?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Citroen is a regular mistake. And exactly what you need to do about it is determined by several different factors. In the event that you would like to find out what to do about it then keep on reading.
Let us discuss the key variables to consider whenever deciding on whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in to the Citroen, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Citroen Xantia is usually approximately 65 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, something like 3.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Xantia will in most cases not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities under 3.25 litres (which is close to 5% of the entire fuel tank) is usually capable of being sufficiently diluted by means of completely topping up the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is pretty unusual to encounter a car experiencing issues due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is uncommon - definitely not impossible to find. There are a number of automobiles that will not stand any level of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 3.25 and 6.5 litres of Diesel in the Citroen (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise demonstrates that as many motorists get away with this as all those who break down. Whenever deciding upon whether or not to risk it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is exactly like betting it all on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 6.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Xantia must promptly be drained since your likelihood of getting away with this amount of contamination is probably lower than one in 50 - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Citroen and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance troubles as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in your Xantia? If that's the case, have it emptied regardless of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Still running an automobile that is starting to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably just bring about more damage being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like reassurance?
    You should get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some degree of threat affiliated with running a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible implications of driving on the wrong fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, etc. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you notice any of them then stop and have it removed as soon as possible.

Don't just get any unqualified so-and-so to try to repair your car. We are Citroen specialists and have the skills and expertise necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with no 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 Xantia?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having nationwide coverage, for Citroen motorists particularly. We principally fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Car
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

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

The Procedure

The procedure of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially the same for a large number of cars. Naturally it does differ somewhat as every make has their own fuel system. However it still essentially follows 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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Diesel in Petrol FAQs

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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