Bad fuel in your Citroen DS3 Hdi? Petrol in your Diesel Citroen?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Citroen is a common problem. And its remedy varies according to several things. If you would like to know what you have to do about it then please read on.
Listed below are the key variables to consider whenever making a decision whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol have you put in the Citroen, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Citroen DS3 Hdi is normally approximately 45 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 2.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel DS3 Hdi will in most cases not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 2.25 litres (which is 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is frequently able to be completely diluted simply by entirely topping the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It's extremely rare to come across an automobile experiencing problems due to lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is very infrequent - definitely not impossible to encounter. You will discover some automobiles that will not endure any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Petrol in the Citroen (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has confirmed that as many drivers get away with this as all those who break down. Whenever you are figuring out whether to chance it and basically top it up remember that it is very much like wagering all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 4.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel DS3 Hdi should as soon as possible be drained because your probability of succeeding with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - definitely big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Citroen and drove it: Have you observed any performance issues after putting the wrong fuel in the DS3 Hdi? If that's the case, have it removed regardless of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to drive driving an automobile that is beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably definitely result in more harm being done to your fuel system components.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    In that case get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always some amount of risk affiliated with driving a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and the like. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and if you observe any of them then stop and have it removed immediately.

Do not simply have any unqualified so-and-so to try to repair your car. We are Citroen experts and hold the skills and experience necessary to ensure that you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen DS3 Hdi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting countrywide coverage, for Citroen motorists especially. We mostly deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Car
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • 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 station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Process

The method of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is basically the same for the majority of cars. Naturally it does vary slightly as every manufacturer has their own fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially adheres to the following guidelines:

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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Vehicle Restart

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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