Incorrect fuel in your Peugeot 508? Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot is a well-known error. And its solution depends on several different factors. If perhaps you want to know what it is advisable to do to sort it out then please read on.
These are the main factors to take into account when making a decision whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in the Peugeot, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Peugeot 508 is normally around 72 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 3.6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 508 will typically not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 3.6 litres (which is 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is very often capable of being sufficiently diluted by thoroughly topping the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is quite rare to find an automobile going through problems with below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is very unusual - certainly not impossible to encounter. You will discover some automobiles that will not endure any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 3.6 and 7.2 litres of Diesel in the Peugeot (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with this as all those who break down. When deciding whether or not to risk it and basically top it up recognise that it is much like wagering it all on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything above 7.2 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 508 ought to straight away be removed seeing as your probability of getting away with that amount of contamination is certainly lower than one in fifty - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot and drove it: Have you observed any performance problems ever since putting the bad fuel in your 508? In that case, get it drained regardless of the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to run driving a car that is now beginning to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination can typically bring about more and more damage affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    Then get it removed. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some extent of risk in connection with operating a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Possible final outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, etc. These are a few of the most typical Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and in the event that you notice any of them stop driving and get it removed asap.

Steer clear of getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Peugeot specialists and hold the qualifications and working experience needed to make certain you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 508?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering national service, for Peugeot motorists particularly. We mostly fix:

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

We are Peugeot specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Peugeot vehicles. Even if it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you moving again.

The Process

The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is basically the same for a large number of vehicle makes. Naturally it may differ a little as every manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. Even so it still essentially adheres to the following 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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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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