Wrong fuel in your Citroen C4 Picasso HDi? Petrol in your Diesel Citroen?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Citroen is a fairly typical mistake. And its solution depends on a variety of factors. In case you want to know what it is best to do to sort it out then keep on reading.
Listed here the key factors to keep in mind when making a decision whether or not to get it drained:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in to the Citroen, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Citroen C4 Picasso HDi is in most cases about 55 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, less than 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel C4 Picasso HDi will generally not really be a major problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities less than 2.75 litres (approximately 5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is frequently capable of being completely diluted by means of entirely filling the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's highly rare to find a car or truck suffering from issues with under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it's infrequently found - definitely not impossible to find. There are certain motor vehicles that will not stand any level of contamination at all.
    2. Between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Petrol in the Citroen (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. When you are deciding whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up consider that it is very much like gambling your car on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything above 5.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel C4 Picasso HDi should straightaway be drained seeing as your likelihood of driving with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in fifty - definitely big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Citroen and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance problems as a result of putting the bad fuel in your C4 Picasso HDi? In that case, have it drained no matter the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to run driving a car that is now beginning to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will definitely be responsible for more damage affecting the fuel system.
  3. Would you like assurance?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably some degree of danger linked with running a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely final outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most common Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you observe any of them then cease driving and get it removed right away.

Keep away from getting any unqualified so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Citroen specialists and have got the credentials and expertise required to make sure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen C4 Picasso HDi?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having nationwide cover, for Citroen motorists especially. We mainly attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Citroen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Citroen vehicles. Whether it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The system of removing Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially identical for the majority of vehicle makes. Of course it can differ to some degree as every make has their particular different fuel system. However it still fundamentally observes the below 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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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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