Contaminated fuel in your Citroen DS4 Hdi? Petrol in your Diesel Citroen?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Citroen is a very common problem. And its remedy is determined by several different things. Assuming you want to find out what you must do to fix it then please read on.
These are the key factors to consider when figuring out whether or not to have it drained:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in to the Citroen, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Citroen DS4 Hdi is most likely roughly 60 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, as little as 3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel DS4 Hdi will typically not really be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 3 litres (which is 5% of the fuel tank) is usually able to be completely diluted simply by totally filling up the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It's relatively uncommon to find a vehicle suffering from problems because of less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it's infrequent - in no way impossible to find. You will discover a number of vehicles that don't endure any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 3 and 6 litres of Petrol in the Citroen (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has revealed that as many drivers get away with it as all those who break down. When deciding upon whether to risk it and just fill it up consider that it is the same as betting your car on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 6 litres of Petrol in your Diesel DS4 Hdi must right away be drained seeing as your probability of getting away with this amount of contamination is probably below one in fifty - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen and drove it: Have you spotted any performance issues after putting the wrong fuel in the DS4 Hdi? If that's the case, have it drained regardless of the quantity of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive running a motor vehicle that is already beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably definitely lead to more and more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    In that case get it removed. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of threat in connection with operating a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible outcomes of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them then stop and get it removed right away.

Do not simply have any untrained so-and-so to try to drain your car. We are Citroen specialists and have the qualifications and experience necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen DS4 Hdi?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having national cover, for Citroen motorists in particular. We mostly attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Car
  • Diesel in your Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

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

The Procedure

The method of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is generally the same for the vast majority of cars. As you can imagine it does differ a bit as every make has their particular fuel system. Having said that it still generally observes the below 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 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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