Bad fuel in your Peugeot 3008 VTi? Diesel in your Petrol Peugeot?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot is a regularly occurring error. And its solution hinges on a few things. If you want to find out what you must do about this then keep reading.
Let us discuss the key factors to keep in mind when determining whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in the Peugeot, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Peugeot 3008 VTi is usually around 60 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, something like 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 3008 VTi will typically not be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 3 litres (which is close to 5% of the fuel tank) is generally able to be sufficiently diluted by thoroughly filling up the rest of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's quite rare to find a motor vehicle experiencing issues because of under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it's infrequently found - definitely not impossible to find. There are some automobiles that will not endure any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Peugeot (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has revealed that as many people get away with it as all those who break down. Whenever figuring out whether to chance it and just top it up remember that it is much like betting everything on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 3008 VTi should straightaway be drained since your probability of driving with that level of contamination is almost certainly less than one in fifty - extremely long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance difficulties ever since putting the wrong fuel in the 3008 VTi? In that case, have it removed no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to run running an automobile that is already starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will probably just end up in increasing amounts of damage being done to your fuel system.
  3. Would you like assurance?
    Then get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of danger in connection with operating a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, 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 in the event that you observe any of them then stop and have it removed right now.

Do not just have any untrained so-and-so to try to fix your car. We are Peugeot specialists and have the accreditation and knowledge required to ensure you get back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 3008 VTi?

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Once done You Get Going Once again

When we are done you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your trip

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having nationwide service, for Peugeot motorists in particular. We mainly deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • 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 petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going again.

The Process

The technique of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is basically identical for the majority of vehicles. Obviously it does differ a little as every manufacturer has their own fuel system. However it still fundamentally follows the following principles:

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Fuel Drain

Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Vehicle Restart

Get the car up and running again

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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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