Wrong fuel in a Citroen C-Crosser Hdi? Petrol in your Diesel Citroen?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Citroen is a regularly occurring mistake to make. And what you should do about it depends upon several things. If you want to find out what you must do to sort it out then keep reading.
Right here are the most crucial factors to consider when determining whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put in to the Citroen, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Citroen C-Crosser Hdi is most likely roughly 60 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, as little as 3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel C-Crosser Hdi will more often than not not be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that quantities under 3 litres (about 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is in many instances capable of being sufficiently diluted by completely topping the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is pretty unusual to find a vehicle experiencing difficulties due to below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it's infrequently found - definitely not impossible to find. You can get some automobiles that won't stand any level of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 3 and 6 litres of Petrol in the Citroen (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has shown that as many drivers get away with this as those who don't. Any time you're trying to decide whether to chance it and basically fill it up remember that it is the same as wagering your car on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 6 litres of Petrol in a Diesel C-Crosser Hdi must as soon as possible be removed because your likelihood of driving with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in 50 - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Citroen and drove it: Have you noticed any performance concerns since putting the incorrect fuel in the C-Crosser Hdi? If so, get it emptied no matter the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to drive running an automobile that is now starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably typically result in increasing amounts of damage being done to your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    You should get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of danger connected to driving a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible results of driving a car on the wrong fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the commonest Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and in the event that you recognise any of them then stop and have it drained as soon as possible.

Do not just get any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your vehicle. We are Citroen specialists and hold the skills and knowledge required to make certain you are back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen C-Crosser Hdi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having national service, for Citroen motorists particularly. We mainly attend:

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

We are Citroen specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Citroen vehicles. Whether or not it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Process

The procedure of extracting Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially similar for the vast majority of vehicles. Needless to say it does differ a little as every make has their unique distinct fuel system. Having said that it still generally adheres to the following guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Citroen

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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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Petrol in Diesel Questions

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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