Contaminated fuel in a Peugeot 206 Hdi? Petrol in your Diesel Peugeot?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot is a fairly typical error. And its solution hinges on a number of factors. In case you would like to find out what you ought to do about this then continue reading.
Listed here are the main factors to consider whenever deciding whether or not to have it drained:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in the Peugeot, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Peugeot 206 Hdi is in most cases approximately 50 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, less than 2.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 206 Hdi will generally not be a big problem. Experience has shown us that an amount under 2.5 litres (5% of the fuel tank) is often able to be completely diluted by totally topping up the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It is relatively rare to encounter an automobile going through issues with under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it's infrequently found - certainly not impossible to encounter. You can get certain cars that won't stand any degree of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.5 and 5 litres of Petrol in the Peugeot (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with this as those who don't. Whenever you are deciding on whether to risk it and simply top it up consider that it is just like gambling all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 206 Hdi should really straightaway be removed seeing that your probability of driving with that level of contamination is certainly lower than one in fifty - definitely long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot and drove it: Have you noticed any performance concerns ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the 206 Hdi? If that's the case, get it emptied irrespective of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run running a car that is already beginning to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will probably definitely result in more and more damage being done to the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Then get it emptied. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always some extent of threat in connection with driving a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most common Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you detect any of them then stop driving and have it removed right away.

Keep away from having any general so-and-so to try to repair your vehicle. We are Peugeot specialists and have the certification and practical experience necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 206 Hdi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having countrywide coverage, for Peugeot motorists especially. We mainly attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Car
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Peugeot specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Peugeot vehicles. Regardless of whether it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going once again.

The Procedure

The technique of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is in essence similar for virtually all cars. As you can imagine it may vary to some extent as each brand has their particular different fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally observes 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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