Incorrect fuel in a Peugeot 207? Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot is a very common mistake to make. And its solution hinges on a number of factors. If you want to know what to do about this then keep on reading.
Let us discuss the most crucial variables to be aware of when making a decision whether to get your car drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in to the Peugeot, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Peugeot 207 is probably approximately 50 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, as little as 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 207 will normally not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that quantities under 2.5 litres (which is about 5% of the entire fuel tank) is quite often able to be completely diluted by entirely topping the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is pretty rare to come across a car or truck having difficulties due to below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's infrequently found - in no way impossible to encounter. There are a number of automobiles that will not stand any amount of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Peugeot (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with it as those who don't. When you are deciding upon whether or not to chance it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is exactly like betting it all on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 207 really should straightaway be drained out seeing as your likelihood of driving with that amount of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in fifty - truly huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance concerns as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in the 207? If that's the case, get it removed regardless of the volume of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving a car that is currently beginning to suffer the effects of fuel contamination can just end up in progressively more damage affecting your fuel system.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably some amount of danger in connection with running a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable outcomes of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel can include the motor not starting, running unevenly, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, etc. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you recognise any of them stop and get it removed as soon as possible.

Avoid having any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Peugeot experts and have the credentials and expertise required to make certain you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 207?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting countrywide service, for Peugeot motorists particularly. We mostly deal with:

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

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

The Procedure

The procedure of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially identical for the majority of vehicles. Needless to say it can vary somewhat as each make has their particular different fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally follows 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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