Bad fuel in a Citroen C3 Pluriel 1.4 HDi? Petrol in your Diesel Citroen?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Citroen is a well-known error. And its remedy varies according to a few things. If you want to find out what you have to do to sort it out then continue reading.
Listed below are the most crucial factors to to consider whenever figuring out whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Petrol did you put in to the Citroen, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of your Citroen C3 Pluriel 1.4 HDi is normally about 47 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, something like 2.35 litres of Petrol in a Diesel C3 Pluriel 1.4 HDi will typically not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities under 2.35 litres (approximately 5% of the overall fuel tank) is oftentimes able to be adequately diluted by means of entirely filling the tank with Diesel.
      It's rather unusual to find a motor vehicle suffering from issues because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very rare - definitely not impossible to find. There are actually a number of automobiles that won't endure any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 2.35 and 4.7 litres of Petrol in the Citroen (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has revealed that as many people get away with this as all those who break down. Any time you're trying to decide whether to risk it and just simply top it up remember that it is just like betting it all on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 4.7 litres of Petrol in a Diesel C3 Pluriel 1.4 HDi must immediately be drained out seeing that your likelihood of getting away with that level of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in fifty - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen and drove it: Have you noted any performance problems since putting the bad fuel in the C3 Pluriel 1.4 HDi? If so, have it drained irrespective of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continually running a vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination will probably definitely result in even more damage affecting your fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of threat connected to operating a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable final outcomes of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running lumpy, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most typical Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and if you observe any of them stop and have it drained right now.

Don't simply get any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your automobile. We are Citroen specialists and have the qualifications and working experience needed to make sure that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen C3 Pluriel 1.4 HDi?

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

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

The Procedure

The technique of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially identical for the majority of vehicles. Obviously it can differ a bit as every manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. Even so it still generally follows 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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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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