Bad fuel in a Peugeot 307? Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot is a usual mistake. And exactly what you need to do about it is based on various factors. If perhaps you would like to know what you ought to do about it then continue reading.
Let us discuss the most crucial factors to take into consideration whenever deciding whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in the Peugeot, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Peugeot 307 is normally about 60 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 307 will normally not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount under 3 litres (which is about 5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is often able to be adequately diluted by means of entirely topping the tank with the right fuel.
      It is quite uncommon to come across a vehicle experiencing difficulties due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very uncommon - certainly not impossible to find. You will discover a number of vehicles that will not endure any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Peugeot (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has shown that as many people get away with it as those people who don't. Any time you're deciding on whether or not to chance it and just top it up recognise that it is the same as gambling your car on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 307 must straight away be drained out seeing as your probability of getting away with this quantity of contamination is in all likelihood below one in fifty - extremely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot and drove it: Have you noted any performance difficulties after putting the bad fuel in the 307? If that's the case, get it emptied no matter the amount of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run running a motor vehicle that is beginning to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will probably typically end up in more harm affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it drained. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some amount of threat in connection with operating a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor not starting, running unevenly, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and in the event that you observe any of them then stop driving and have it removed as soon as possible.

Don't simply have any general so-and-so to try to repair your vehicle. We are Peugeot specialists and possess the credentials and working experience needed to ensure that you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 307?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having national coverage, for Peugeot motorists particularly. We predominantly fix:

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

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

The Procedure

The process of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is basically similar for most vehicle makes. Naturally it may vary a little as every make has their unique distinct fuel system. Having said that it still 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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