Wrong fuel in your Citroen Evasion HDi? Petrol in a Diesel Citroen?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Citroen is a well-known mistake. And its solution depends on a number of factors. In the event that you want to know what to do to sort it out then keep reading.
Here are the most important variables to keep in mind whenever deciding whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put into the Citroen, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Citroen Evasion HDi is in most cases around 80 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Petrol, less than 4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Evasion HDi will usually not be a big problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities less than 4 litres (which is close to 5% of the total fuel tank) is often able to be adequately diluted by means of totally topping up the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's rather unusual to find a car suffering from issues with below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very unusual - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are actually a number of cars that won't stand any degree of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 4 and 8 litres of Petrol in the Citroen (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has proven that as many people get away with this as all those who don't. Whenever figuring out whether to chance it and simply top it up consider that it is the same as betting everything on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything above 8 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Evasion HDi should as soon as possible be removed because your likelihood of succeeding with this amount of contamination is undoubtedly below one in fifty - extremely long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Citroen and drove it: Have you detected any performance issues after putting the wrong fuel in your Evasion HDi? In that case, have it removed no matter the quantity of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Continually driving a vehicle that is currently beginning to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination can definitely lead to even more harm being done to the fuel system.
  3. Do you need security?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of risk resulting from operating a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and if you notice any of them stop and have it drained right away.

Do not simply have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Citroen experts and possess the accreditation and practical experience necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen Evasion HDi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering countrywide coverage, for Citroen motorists especially. We mainly deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

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

The Procedure

The system of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence similar for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Obviously it can vary to some degree as every manufacturer has their own fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially adheres to 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 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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