Incorrect fuel in your Peugeot 308 CC Hdi? Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot is a very common mistake to make. And exactly what you want to do about it varies according to an assortment of things. If you would like to find out what you need to do about it then read on.
Here are the key variables to take into consideration whenever figuring out whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put into the Peugeot, considering that the fuel capacity of the Peugeot 308 CC Hdi is normally around 60 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, less than 3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 308 CC Hdi will more often than not not be a massive problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything less than 3 litres (almost 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is usually capable of being completely diluted through wholly filling the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It is extremely unusual to come across a vehicle going through problems with below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is unusual - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are a number of vehicles that will not endure any degree of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 3 and 6 litres of Petrol in the Peugeot (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our experience has shown that as many motorists get away with this as all those who break down. When trying to decide whether or not to chance it and simply top it up consider that it is just like betting all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 6 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 308 CC Hdi should really promptly be drained seeing that your likelihood of getting away with that level of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in 50 - seriously long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance troubles as a result of putting the bad fuel in the 308 CC Hdi? In that case, have it drained regardless of the amount of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Still running a vehicle that is currently starting to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will typically end up in increasing amounts of harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably some degree of danger connected with driving a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely final outcomes of driving a car on the wrong fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, etc. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and if you observe any of them then stop and get it removed right now.

Do not simply get any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your automobile. We are Peugeot experts and hold the credentials and practical experience necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 308 CC Hdi?

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We are Peugeot specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Peugeot vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The procedure of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is generally exactly the same for the vast majority of vehicles. As you can imagine it can differ to some degree as every make has their unique distinct fuel system. Even so it still basically observes the below 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 FAQs

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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