Incorrect fuel in your Peugeot 208? Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot is a common mistake to make. And its solution varies according to several different factors. In the event that you would like to find out what to do to fix it then continue reading.
Listed below are the most crucial factors to think about when deciding whether or not to get your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in to the Peugeot, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Peugeot 208 is in most cases approximately 50 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, less than 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 208 will in most situations not be a big problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 2.5 litres (which is about 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is in many instances able to be completely diluted simply by thoroughly topping up the rest of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is pretty rare to come across a car having issues with under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is unusual - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are actually some vehicles that don't stand any amount of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Peugeot (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown that as many people get away with it as all those who don't. When you are deciding on whether or not to chance it and just fill it up remember that it is just like gambling your car on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything over 5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 208 should immediately be drained seeing that your probability of getting away with that level of contamination is more than likely below one in fifty - really huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance troubles as a result of putting the bad fuel in the 208? In that case, get it drained irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run driving a motor vehicle that is currently starting to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can likely bring about even more damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    You should get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some extent of danger resulting from driving a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely implications of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so on. These are some of the most common Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them then stop and get it removed right away.

Avoid getting any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your automobile. We are Peugeot experts and have got the qualifications and working experience necessary to make certain you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 208?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having nationwide cover, for Peugeot motorists in particular. We mainly deal with:

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

We are Peugeot specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Peugeot vehicles. Regardless of whether it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you moving again.

The Procedure

The method of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally similar for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Of course it can differ to some extent as each manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally 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 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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