Contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 5008? Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot is a regular error. And what you need to do about it hinges on several different things. In the event that you want to know what to do about this then keep reading.
Here are the most crucial variables to consider when determining whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in to the Peugeot, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Peugeot 5008 is in most cases approximately 60 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, something like 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 5008 will more often than not not be a big problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities less than 3 litres (approximately 5% of the total fuel tank) is sometimes able to be adequately diluted through completely topping the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's rather uncommon to find a vehicle going through problems because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it's infrequent - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are a number of cars that won't endure any amount 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 condition. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many motorists get away with it as those people who don't. Any time you are trying to decide whether or not to risk it and just top it up recognise that it is the same as wagering your car on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything over 6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 5008 should really straightaway be drained out because your probability of driving with that level of contamination is certainly below one in fifty - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot and drove it: Have you spotted any performance difficulties ever since putting the wrong fuel in your 5008? If you have, get it removed irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Still driving a motor vehicle that is starting to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination will definitely end up in increasing amounts of harm being done to your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need security?
    You should get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of threat affiliated with running a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely final outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include the engine not starting, running lumpy, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so on. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you notice any of them then cease driving and get it drained right now.

Avoid having any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Peugeot experts and have the credentials and knowledge needed to make certain you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 5008?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering nationwide service, for Peugeot motorists especially. We mostly attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Car
  • Diesel in your Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Peugeot specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Peugeot vehicles. Even if it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The procedure of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially exactly the same for the majority of vehicle makes. Of course it does vary a bit as each brand has their own distinct fuel system. Even so 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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