Contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 206? Diesel in your Petrol Peugeot?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot is a usual error. And its solution will depend on an assortment of factors. In the event that you would like to know what you should do to sort it out then continue reading.
Right here are the most important factors to keep in mind when choosing whether or not to get the car drained:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in the Peugeot, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Peugeot 206 is most likely approximately 50 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, less than 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 206 will most of the time not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has taught us that quantities less than 2.5 litres (close to 5% of the total fuel tank) is sometimes able to be sufficiently diluted simply by thoroughly topping the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's pretty rare to come across a car experiencing difficulties due to less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is unusual - not impossible to find. There are actually a few vehicles that don't stand any degree of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Peugeot (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has proven that as many people get away with this as all those who don't. When you are deciding whether to risk it and just simply top it up consider that it is exactly like wagering your car on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 206 ought to as soon as possible be drained since your probability of getting away with that amount of contamination is probably less than one in fifty - really huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot and drove it: Have you spotted any performance difficulties after putting the wrong fuel in the 206? In that case, have it emptied no matter the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continually running a motor vehicle that is now starting to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination can typically result in progressively more harm affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Do you need security?
    You should get it removed. No matter the contamination percentage, there is always some extent of risk in connection with driving a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible consequences of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor not starting, running lumpy, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, etc. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you notice any of them stop driving and get it drained right away.

Refrain from having any jack-of-all-trades to try to repair your vehicle. We are Peugeot experts and have got the qualifications and working experience needed to make sure that you get back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 206?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting national service, for Peugeot motorists in particular. We predominantly deal with:

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

We are Peugeot specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Peugeot vehicles. Whether it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you moving again.

The Procedure

The technique of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially similar for a large number of vehicle makes. As you can imagine it may vary a bit as every make has their unique distinct fuel system. Even so it still adheres to the below points:

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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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