Incorrect fuel in a Peugeot 306? Diesel in your Petrol Peugeot?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot is a fairly typical mistake to make. And what you have to do about it depends upon several different things. In the event that you want to find out what to do about it then keep reading.
Here are the main variables to consider whenever choosing whether to get it drained:

  1. How much Diesel have you put into the Peugeot, considering that the fuel capacity of your Peugeot 306 is most likely around 60 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, as little as 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 306 will usually not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 3 litres (approximately 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is oftentimes able to be sufficiently diluted simply by thoroughly topping up the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's extremely unusual to find a motor vehicle going through issues due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is rare - in no way impossible to find. You can get certain automobiles that don't stand any degree of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Peugeot (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our experience demonstrates that as many drivers get away with this as those people who break down. When deciding on whether or not to chance it and simply fill it up consider that it is just like betting it all on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 306 ought to straightaway be drained out since your likelihood of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is probably lower than one in 50 - really big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot and drove it: Have you seen any performance problems as a result of putting the bad fuel in your 306? If that's the case, have it drained no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to drive driving a vehicle that is currently beginning to suffer the effects of fuel contamination will just end up in increasing amounts of harm being done to the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    You should get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is always some degree of danger connected to running a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable results of driving on the wrong fuel include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, etc. These are a few of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you observe any of them cease driving and get it removed as soon as possible.

Steer clear of getting any untrained so-and-so to try to fix your automobile. We are Peugeot specialists and possess the credentials and practical experience necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 306?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having countrywide service, for Peugeot motorists especially. We predominantly attend to:

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

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

The Procedure

The technique of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence similar for the vast majority of vehicle makes. As you can imagine it may vary slightly as every brand has their particular fuel system. Nevertheless 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 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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