Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Citroen is a fairly typical mistake. And exactly what you need to do about it depends upon a few factors. In case you want to find out what you should do about it then read on.
Listed here the most important factors to think about whenever deciding on whether or not to have your car drained:
Stay away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Citroen experts and have got the accreditation and expertise required to ensure you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.
Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Citroen? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Citroen xM D?
Contact us and obtain genuine advice and practical assistance for your precise circumstances
We can go to you to undertake the complete fuel drain & clean there on scene
When we are done you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your trip
We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering nationwide cover, for Citroen motorists in particular. We principally attend to:
We are Citroen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Citroen vehicles. Whether it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you going again.
The technique of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is in essence identical for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Obviously it may differ to some extent as every brand has their particular different fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally observes the below points:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
If you have any queries or want some help please Call us!
We are able to get you on the road once again.
Fuel Fixer Ltd, Linx House, 147 London Road, East Grinstead, RH19 1ET
Weekdays: 9am to 5pm