Contaminated fuel in your Citroen C3 HDi? Petrol in a Diesel Citroen?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Citroen is a usual error. And exactly what you want to do about it varies according to a number of things. In case you would like to know what you should do about this then keep reading.
Listed here are the most crucial variables to consider when determining whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put into the Citroen, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Citroen C3 HDi is probably about 45 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Petrol, something like 2.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel C3 HDi will typically not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 2.25 litres (roughly 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is generally capable of being adequately diluted through completely filling the tank with Diesel.
      It is rather uncommon to come across an automobile having problems because of less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very rare - not impossible to find. You will discover certain motor vehicles that don't endure any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Petrol in the Citroen (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our experience has proven that as many drivers get away with this as all those who don't. Whenever figuring out whether or not to chance it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is exactly like gambling your car on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything over 4.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel C3 HDi should really straight away be removed as your probability of succeeding with that level of contamination is undoubtedly below one in 50 - really long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance problems ever since putting the bad fuel in the C3 HDi? If that's the case, get it removed no matter the volume of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Continually driving a car that is beginning to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably definitely cause progressively more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    Then get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of threat connected to driving a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible results of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, etc. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them stop and get it removed immediately.

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Put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen C3 HDi?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having countrywide coverage, for Citroen motorists particularly. We typically attend:

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

We are Citroen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Citroen vehicles. Even if it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you going again.

The Process

The procedure of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is generally exactly the same for virtually all motor vehicles. Naturally it does differ a bit as each make has their own different fuel system. However it still fundamentally follows the below points:

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 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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