Bad fuel in a Citroen C2 Hdi? Petrol in your Diesel Citroen?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Citroen is a regularly occurring mistake to make. And its remedy depends upon an assortment of factors. In the event that you want to know what you ought to do to sort it out then keep reading.
Listed below are the main factors to take into account when determining whether or not to get it drained:

  1. How much Petrol did you put in to the Citroen, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Citroen C2 Hdi is in most cases roughly 41 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Petrol, as little as 2.05 litres of Petrol in a Diesel C2 Hdi will in most cases not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount under 2.05 litres (roughly 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is very often able to be completely diluted simply by completely filling up the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is quite unusual to come across a car experiencing difficulties because of less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is infrequent - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are certain cars that will not endure any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 2.05 and 4.1 litres of Petrol in the Citroen (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has proven that as many drivers get away with this as those people who break down. Whenever deciding whether to risk it and just fill it up remember that it is the same thing as wagering everything on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 4.1 litres of Petrol in your Diesel C2 Hdi must right away be drained out as your likelihood of driving with that level of contamination is certainly below one in 50 - seriously big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Citroen and drove it: Have you detected any performance concerns ever since putting the wrong fuel in the C2 Hdi? If you have, get it emptied irrespective of the amount of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Still running a vehicle that is starting to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will likely bring about more damage affecting your fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some amount of threat affiliated with operating a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible outcomes of driving a car on the wrong fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, etc. These are some of the most typical Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you detect any of them stop and get it removed right away.

Do not just get any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Citroen specialists and hold the certification and knowledge required to make certain that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen C2 Hdi?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having nationwide coverage, for Citroen motorists particularly. We typically deal with:

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

We are Citroen specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Citroen vehicles. Whether or not it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving again.

The Process

The method of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is fundamentally the same for a large number of vehicle makes. Needless to say it can vary a little as every make has their own different fuel system. Nevertheless it still observes the below principles:

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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Vehicle Restart

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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