Bad fuel in your Peugeot RCZ R? Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot is a regularly occurring problem. And its solution varies according to a few things. Assuming you would like to find out what it is best to do to fix it then continue reading.
Here are the most important variables to to consider whenever deciding on whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put into the Peugeot, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Peugeot RCZ R is in most cases about 55 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, less than 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol RCZ R will quite often not be a big problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 2.75 litres (approximately 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is often able to be sufficiently diluted simply by totally filling up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is rather unusual to encounter a vehicle suffering from issues because of less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it's infrequently found - not impossible to find. There are actually certain vehicles that won't endure any level of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Diesel in the Peugeot (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our working experience demonstrates that as many motorists get away with this as all those who don't. Any time you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up recognise that it is just like gambling your car on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything over 5.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol RCZ R ought to straightaway be removed because your probability of succeeding with that level of contamination is very likely below one in 50 - truly big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance troubles ever since putting the bad fuel in your RCZ R? If you have, get it drained irrespective of the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still running an automobile that is currently starting to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will probably likely bring about even more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    You should get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of danger connected with operating a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible final outcomes of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you detect any of them stop and get it drained as soon as possible.

Refrain from having any jack-of-all-trades to try to repair your car. We are Peugeot specialists and hold the skills and practical experience required to ensure you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Peugeot? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot RCZ R?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having national service, for Peugeot motorists in particular. We mainly fix:

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

We are Peugeot specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Peugeot vehicles. No matter if it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The technique of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally similar for virtually all motor vehicles. As you can imagine it may differ somewhat as each make has their own distinct fuel system. Even so it still basically 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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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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