Contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 208 Hdi? Petrol in your Diesel Peugeot?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot is a regular problem. And what you have to do about it hinges on a variety of things. If you want to find out what it is best to do to fix it then keep reading.
Let us discuss the most crucial factors to take into account whenever deciding on whether to get the car drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put in the Peugeot, considering that the fuel capacity of the Peugeot 208 Hdi is usually approximately 50 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, something like 2.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 208 Hdi will more often than not not really be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything under 2.5 litres (which is close to 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is quite often capable of being completely diluted simply by completely topping the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's extremely unusual to come across a car going through issues with lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very uncommon - in no way impossible to find. There are a few cars that will not stand any quantity of contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 2.5 and 5 litres of Petrol in the Peugeot (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. Whenever figuring out whether or not to chance it and just simply fill it up recognise that it is the same as betting everything on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel 208 Hdi must promptly be drained since your probability of driving with this quantity of contamination is probably less than one in fifty - really huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot and drove it: Have you spotted any performance troubles after putting the incorrect fuel in the 208 Hdi? In that case, get it removed regardless of the quantity of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Continuing to run running an automobile that is already starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will just bring about progressively more harm being done to your fuel system.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of risk caused by running a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible results of driving a car on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them cease driving and get it drained immediately.

Avoid having any unqualified so-and-so to attend your car. We are Peugeot specialists and have got the qualifications and practical experience required to ensure you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 208 Hdi?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering countrywide cover, for Peugeot motorists particularly. We mostly deal with:

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

We are Peugeot specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Peugeot vehicles. Even if it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going once again.

The Process

The method of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is generally identical for virtually all vehicle makes. Of course it can vary somewhat as every make has their particular fuel system. Having said that it still follows the following guidelines:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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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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