Bad fuel in your Peugeot 308? Diesel in your Petrol Peugeot?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot is a fairly typical problem. And exactly what you need to do about it depends upon several factors. Assuming you want to know what you need to do to sort it out then keep on reading.
Listed below are the main variables to to consider when determining whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in the Peugeot, considering that the fuel capacity of the Peugeot 308 is probably roughly 60 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 308 will more often than not not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 3 litres (which is almost 5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes able to be sufficiently diluted by means of thoroughly filling the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is extremely uncommon to encounter a car experiencing problems with less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it's infrequently found - in no way impossible to encounter. There are some motor vehicles that won't stand any degree of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Peugeot (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has revealed that as many motorists get away with this as those who break down. When you are deciding on whether to risk it and simply top it up remember that it is the same as gambling it all on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 308 should promptly be drained out because your likelihood of getting away with this level of contamination is more than likely less than one in fifty - truly big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance problems since putting the incorrect fuel in your 308? In that case, have it drained no matter the volume of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continuing to drive driving an automobile that is already beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination can only bring about progressively more harm affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Do you need reassurance?
    Then get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some degree of threat connected with running a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and the like. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them stop driving and get it drained right away.

Don't simply have any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your automobile. We are Peugeot specialists and hold the credentials and expertise required to ensure that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 308?

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We come out and do a fuel drain

We would go to you to undertake the contaminated fuel retrieval & flush there on scene

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When we have finished you are able to get back on your way and get on with your trip

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering nationwide coverage, for Peugeot motorists particularly. We predominantly attend to:

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

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

The Process

The technique of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence similar for the majority of vehicle makes. Of course it can vary slightly as every manufacturer has their own different fuel system. Having said that it still basically follows the following points:

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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 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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