Wrong fuel in a Peugeot 2008 e-Hdi? Petrol in your Diesel Peugeot?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot is a regular problem. And exactly what you want to do about it will depend on several factors. In the event that you would like to find out what to do to sort it out then please read on.
Here are the most important variables to think about when deciding whether to get your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol did you put in the Peugeot, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Peugeot 2008 e-Hdi is probably about 50 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Petrol, as little as 2.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 2008 e-Hdi will typically not be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 2.5 litres (which is approximately 5% of the fuel tank) is usually able to be sufficiently diluted simply by completely filling up the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It is extremely uncommon to come across a car or truck going through problems because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is infrequent - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are actually a number of automobiles that will not endure any level of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 2.5 and 5 litres of Petrol in the Peugeot (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our experience has shown that as many people get away with this as all those who break down. Whenever you are deciding on whether or not to chance it and just top it up recognise that it is the same thing as wagering everything on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 2008 e-Hdi should really as soon as possible be drained since your likelihood of getting away with that amount of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in 50 - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot and drove it: Have you seen any performance difficulties ever since putting the bad fuel in your 2008 e-Hdi? If so, have it emptied regardless of the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continually running a vehicle that is now starting to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will definitely end up in more and more damage being caused to your fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    You should get it emptied. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is invariably a certain level of threat in connection with operating a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible implications of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and the like. These are some of the most common Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and if you detect any of them stop and get it drained asap.

Don't just get any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your automobile. We are Peugeot specialists and hold the skills and expertise required to ensure you get back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 2008 e-Hdi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering national coverage, for Peugeot motorists in particular. We primarily attend:

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

We are Peugeot specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Peugeot vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road again.

The Process

The method of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially exactly the same for the majority of motor vehicles. Of course it can differ a bit as each make has their particular distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically adheres to the below principles:

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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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