Contaminated fuel in a Peugeot 806? Diesel in your Petrol Peugeot?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot is a fairly typical problem. And its remedy varies according to various things. In the event that you would like to find out what it is best to do to fix it then keep reading.
Let us discuss the main factors to think about whenever deciding on whether to have your car drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in the Peugeot, considering that the fuel capacity of your Peugeot 806 is most likely around 80 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, something like 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 806 will usually not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount less than 4 litres (roughly 5% of the total fuel tank) is very often capable of being sufficiently diluted simply by thoroughly topping up the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It's very rare to encounter a car or truck suffering from problems due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is very uncommon - definitely not impossible to find. There are certain motor vehicles that don't endure any amount of contamination at all.
    2. Between 4 and 8 litres of Diesel in the Peugeot (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our working experience demonstrates that as many motorists get away with this as those people who don't. When deciding whether or not to chance it and simply fill it up recognise that it is much like wagering all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 806 really should straightaway be drained out since your probability of succeeding with that level of contamination is almost certainly less than one in 50 - definitely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot and drove it: Have you noticed any performance concerns after putting the wrong fuel in the 806? If you have, get it emptied no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Still running an automobile that is starting to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably typically cause more and more harm being done to the fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    You should get it removed. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is inevitably some extent of risk associated with operating a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable implications of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel can include the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you observe any of them stop and have it drained right now.

Don't simply have any untrained so-and-so to attend your car. We are Peugeot experts and hold the skills and experience needed to ensure that you are back on the road with no 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 806?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting countrywide service, for Peugeot motorists particularly. We primarily attend to:

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

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

The Process

The process of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally the same for most vehicle makes. Needless to say it may differ a little as each manufacturer has their particular different fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally observes 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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Vehicle Restart

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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