Incorrect fuel in a Citroen Nemo Hdi? Petrol in your Diesel Citroen?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Citroen is a usual error. And its solution is dependent upon a few factors. In the event that you would like to find out what you must do about this then keep on reading.
Right here are the most important variables to be aware of when making a decision whether to get it drained:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put into the Citroen, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Citroen Nemo Hdi is probably approximately 45 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, something like 2.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Nemo Hdi will usually not really be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that anything less than 2.25 litres (which is close to 5% of the whole fuel tank) is oftentimes able to be sufficiently diluted by thoroughly topping up the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's pretty rare to find a car experiencing issues due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is infrequently found - not impossible to encounter. There are actually some automobiles that will not endure any degree of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Petrol in the Citroen (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience has shown us that as many drivers get away with this as those who break down. Whenever trying to decide whether to risk it and simply top it up bear in mind that it is just like betting everything on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 4.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Nemo Hdi should really immediately be drained out since your probability of getting away with this level of contamination is probably below one in fifty - really huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Citroen and drove it: Have you observed any performance issues since putting the bad fuel in your Nemo Hdi? In that case, get it removed irrespective of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continually driving a vehicle that is now beginning to suffer the effects of fuel contamination will only lead to progressively more harm being done to the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in assurance?
    You should get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of danger connected with driving a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Probable implications of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the motor not starting, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most common Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and if you notice any of them then stop and get it removed immediately.

Don't simply get any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your car. We are Citroen specialists and have the credentials and working experience necessary to make sure that you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen Nemo Hdi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having countrywide cover, for Citroen motorists in particular. We mostly fix:

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

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

The Procedure

The procedure of extracting Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially identical for most cars. Naturally it can vary somewhat as each make has their particular distinct fuel system. Even so it still essentially follows the below points:

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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