Wrong fuel in your Peugeot 4008 HDi? Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot is a usual problem. And what you want to do about it hinges on several factors. If you would like to know what you have to do to fix it then keep on reading.
Let us discuss the main variables to keep in mind whenever determining whether to have your car drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put in the Peugeot, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Peugeot 4008 HDi is usually about 60 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, something like 3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 4008 HDi will more often than not not be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 3 litres (which is 5% of the total fuel tank) is frequently able to be completely diluted by means of totally topping the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It is very rare to encounter a vehicle going through problems due to below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is very uncommon - in no way impossible to find. There are certain vehicles that will not endure any amount of fuel contamination at all.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Petrol in the Peugeot (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has shown that as many motorists get away with this as those people who break down. When deciding on whether or not to chance it and just top it up bear in mind that it is much like betting it all on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 6 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 4008 HDi should immediately be drained out seeing that your probability of driving with this amount of contamination is certainly less than one in fifty - definitely big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot and drove it: Have you seen any performance concerns after putting the incorrect fuel in your 4008 HDi? If that's the case, get it removed regardless of the amount of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Still driving a car that is now beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination can just lead to more and more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it drained. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of risk connected with driving a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible consequences of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and should you recognise any of them cease driving and have it drained immediately.

Do not just have any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your car. We are Peugeot specialists and have got the certification and working experience necessary to ensure you are back on the road with a minimum of 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 4008 HDi?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering countrywide coverage, for Peugeot motorists especially. We primarily fix:

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

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

The Process

The system of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is basically similar for the vast majority of cars. Needless to say it can vary a bit as every brand has their unique fuel system. Having said that it still observes the following 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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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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