Incorrect fuel in a Peugeot 308 HDi? Petrol in your Diesel Peugeot?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot is a well-known error. And its solution will depend on various factors. If you want to know what it is advisable to do about this then keep reading.
Listed here the most important variables to take into consideration whenever determining whether or not to have the car drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put in to the Peugeot, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of your Peugeot 308 HDi is normally about 60 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Petrol, less than 3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 308 HDi will usually not be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 3 litres (almost 5% of the overall fuel tank) is sometimes able to be sufficiently diluted by means of entirely filling the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is pretty unusual to find an automobile having difficulties due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's rare - not impossible to encounter. There are actually a number of vehicles that won't endure any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Between 3 and 6 litres of Petrol in the Peugeot (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has shown that as many motorists get away with this as those who don't. When you are deciding upon whether or not to risk it and basically fill it up consider that it is much like gambling it all on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 6 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 308 HDi ought to straightaway be drained as your probability of driving with this quantity of contamination is very likely below one in fifty - truly big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot and drove it: Have you seen any performance difficulties ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the 308 HDi? In that case, have it removed no matter the amount of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Still running an automobile that is now beginning to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will probably definitely be responsible for more and more damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    Simply get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably some amount of threat in connection with driving a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable outcomes of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most typical Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and if you notice any of them stop and get it drained asap.

Don't just get any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Peugeot specialists and have got the accreditation and expertise needed to ensure you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 308 HDi?

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When we are done you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your trip

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting countrywide coverage, for Peugeot motorists particularly. We mainly fix:

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

We are Peugeot specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Peugeot vehicles. Regardless of whether it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you moving again.

The Process

The procedure of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is basically similar for most cars. As you can imagine it can differ somewhat as every make has their particular distinct fuel system. However it still adheres to the below guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Peugeot

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Vehicle Restart

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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