Incorrect fuel in a Peugeot 206 CC? Diesel in your Petrol Peugeot?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot is a regularly occurring problem. And its remedy will depend on several factors. In case you want to know what it is best to do about it then keep reading.
Listed here the most important variables to think about when figuring out whether or not to have the car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in to the Peugeot, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Peugeot 206 CC is normally approximately 47 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, something like 2.35 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 206 CC will most of the time not be a massive problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 2.35 litres (5% of the total fuel tank volume) is frequently capable of being adequately diluted by means of wholly filling the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It is highly rare to find a car experiencing issues due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it's unusual - definitely not impossible to find. You can get a few vehicles that don't endure any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Between 2.35 and 4.7 litres of Diesel in the Peugeot (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has proven that as many motorists get away with it as all those who don't. Any time you are deciding on whether to chance it and simply top it up consider that it is the same as betting everything on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 4.7 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 206 CC should immediately be drained out because your probability of getting away with that amount of contamination is very likely less than one in fifty - truly big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance troubles as a result of putting the bad fuel in the 206 CC? In that case, get it emptied no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually running a motor vehicle that is beginning to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will likely lead to progressively more damage affecting the fuel system.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    You should get it drained. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always some degree of danger in connection with operating a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Likely outcomes of driving a car on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor not starting, running lumpy, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you observe any of them stop and have it drained right away.

Do not simply have any unqualified so-and-so to try to drain your car. We are Peugeot specialists and have got the credentials and working experience necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 206 CC?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting national coverage, for Peugeot motorists especially. We primarily attend:

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

We are Peugeot specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Peugeot vehicles. No matter if it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The procedure of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically the same for most vehicles. As you can imagine it can differ a little as each brand has their unique different fuel system. Having said that it still generally observes the below guidelines:

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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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