Wrong fuel in your Citroen DS5 Hdi? Petrol in your Diesel Citroen?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Citroen is a well-known mistake. And its remedy hinges on an assortment of factors. Assuming you want to find out what you have to do to sort it out then stay with me.
Right here are the most important factors to to consider when determining whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put in to the Citroen, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Citroen DS5 Hdi is in most cases about 60 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, something like 3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel DS5 Hdi will in most cases not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 3 litres (about 5% of the overall fuel tank) is oftentimes capable of being completely diluted simply by entirely topping the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's very uncommon to come across a car or truck experiencing difficulties due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very unusual - definitely not impossible to find. You will discover a number of automobiles that will not endure any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 3 and 6 litres of Petrol in the Citroen (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has revealed that as many motorists get away with it as all those who don't. When you are deciding on whether or not to chance it and just fill it up recognise that it is much like wagering your car on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 6 litres of Petrol in a Diesel DS5 Hdi ought to as soon as possible be drained since your probability of getting away with this quantity of contamination is almost certainly less than one in fifty - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen and drove it: Have you noticed any performance problems since putting the wrong fuel in your DS5 Hdi? If that's the case, have it removed no matter the amount of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to drive running a car that is now starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can likely be responsible for increasing amounts of harm being done to your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    In that case get it removed. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is inevitably some amount of risk associated with running a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible results of driving a car on the wrong fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, etc. These are a few of the most common Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you recognise any of them then cease driving and have it drained as soon as possible.

Don't simply get any untrained so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Citroen specialists and hold the qualifications and expertise required to make sure that you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen DS5 Hdi?

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting national cover, for Citroen motorists particularly. We mainly deal with:

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

We are Citroen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Citroen vehicles. Whether or not it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The procedure of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is generally similar for virtually all vehicle makes. As you can imagine it does differ to some degree as every make has their particular different fuel system. However 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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Vehicle Restart

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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