Contaminated fuel in a Citroen DS5 Hybrid4? Petrol in a Diesel Citroen?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Citroen is a regular error. And exactly what you need to do about it will depend on a few things. If you want to know what you should do about it then keep on reading.
Right here are the most crucial variables to take into consideration when deciding whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put in to the Citroen, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the Citroen DS5 Hybrid4 is usually approximately 60 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, less than 3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel DS5 Hybrid4 will usually not really be a major problem. Experience has shown us that quantities less than 3 litres (close to 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is quite often capable of being sufficiently diluted through wholly filling up the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It is rather uncommon to encounter a car suffering from issues with under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it's rare - in no way impossible to find. You can get a few motor vehicles that won't stand any quantity of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Petrol in the Citroen (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our expertise demonstrates that as many motorists get away with it as those who don't. Whenever you are figuring out whether to chance it and just simply fill it up bear in mind that it is very much like wagering your car on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 6 litres of Petrol in a Diesel DS5 Hybrid4 really should straightaway be drained out because your probability of driving with that quantity of contamination is very likely below one in 50 - really long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen and drove it: Have you observed any performance troubles since putting the wrong fuel in the DS5 Hybrid4? If so, have it emptied no matter the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Still driving a motor vehicle that is now starting to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will definitely result in more harm being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Do you want security?
    In that case get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some amount of risk affiliated with running a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Possible consequences of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, etc. These are some of the commonest Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and should you recognise any of them cease driving and have it removed immediately.

Do not simply get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Citroen experts and have got the qualifications and practical experience needed to make certain you get back on the road with no 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 DS5 Hybrid4?

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  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Vehicle
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  • AdBlue contamination
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We are Citroen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Citroen vehicles. Even if it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving again.

The Process

The system of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially exactly the same for virtually all cars. Of course it does vary somewhat as every make has their unique distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally follows the following points:

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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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