Bad fuel in a Peugeot 605? Diesel in your Petrol Peugeot?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot is a regularly occurring mistake to make. And exactly what you have to do about it is dependent upon a few factors. In case you want to find out what you ought to do to sort it out then please read on.
Here are the most important factors to to consider whenever deciding on whether to get the car drained:

  1. How much Diesel did you put into the Peugeot, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of your Peugeot 605 is most likely roughly 80 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 605 will normally not be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that quantities under 4 litres (roughly 5% of the entire fuel tank) is in many instances capable of being adequately diluted by means of wholly filling the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is very rare to encounter a vehicle going through issues because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is infrequent - in no way impossible to encounter. You will discover some vehicles that don't stand any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 4 and 8 litres of Diesel in the Peugeot (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has proven that as many motorists get away with this as those who break down. When you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and just top it up bear in mind that it is exactly like wagering your car on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 605 ought to promptly be drained seeing as your likelihood of driving with that quantity of contamination is certainly below one in fifty - really huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance issues after putting the bad fuel in the 605? If so, get it drained no matter the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run running an automobile that is starting to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will probably likely end up in progressively more harm being done to the fuel system components.
  3. Do you want security?
    You should get it emptied. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is inevitably some degree of threat in connection with running a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable implications of driving a car on the wrong fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and should you detect any of them cease driving and get it removed right now.

Stay away from getting any general so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Peugeot experts and have the certification and expertise needed to ensure that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 605?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering countrywide coverage, for Peugeot motorists especially. We mostly attend to:

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

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

The Process

The process of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically similar for a large number of vehicles. Of course it may vary somewhat as every manufacturer has their own distinct fuel system. However it still essentially observes 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 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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