Incorrect fuel in a Citroen Berlingo Hdi? Petrol in a Diesel Citroen?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Citroen is a common mistake to make. And its solution depends on several different factors. If you want to know what it is advisable to do about this then please read on.
Right here are the key variables to keep in mind when figuring out whether or not to have it drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put into the Citroen, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Citroen Berlingo Hdi is in most cases about 60 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Berlingo Hdi will in most cases not be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities less than 3 litres (about 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is generally able to be completely diluted by totally filling the tank with Diesel.
      It is quite unusual to encounter a car or truck experiencing problems because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is unusual - definitely not impossible to find. There are some motor vehicles that don't stand any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Between 3 and 6 litres of Petrol in the Citroen (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has confirmed that as many motorists get away with this as those who break down. Any time you're figuring out whether to risk it and just simply top it up remember that it is very much like wagering it all on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything over 6 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Berlingo Hdi ought to as soon as possible be drained out since your probability of getting away with that level of contamination is in all likelihood below one in 50 - truly big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Citroen and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance problems after putting the wrong fuel in your Berlingo Hdi? If that's the case, get it drained no matter the amount of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving a motor vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination will typically cause progressively more damage being caused to the fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    You should get it drained. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of threat in connection with driving a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Probable results of driving a car on the wrong fuel include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are some of the commonest Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them then stop and have it removed immediately.

Do not simply get any general so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Citroen experts and hold the skills and working experience needed to ensure that you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen Berlingo Hdi?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having national coverage, for Citroen motorists especially. We primarily attend:

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

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

The Process

The system of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence identical for the vast majority of cars. Naturally it does differ to some extent as each brand has their own distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally adheres to the following principles:

Petrol in Diesel Citroen

Fuel Drain

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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Petrol in Diesel FAQs

When someone has put Petrol in a Diesel car they have a few very common questions. So we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for you

I put Petrol in a Diesel 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 Diesel car on Petrol 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 Petrol can I get away with in a Diesel 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 Diesel 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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