Bad fuel in your Peugeot 407 HDi? Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot is a regular mistake to make. And its solution depends upon several different factors. In the event that you want to know what you ought to do about this then please read on.
Listed here the key variables to take into account whenever determining whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put into the Peugeot, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Peugeot 407 HDi is normally around 66 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Petrol, as little as 3.3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 407 HDi will usually not be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that quantities less than 3.3 litres (about 5% of the whole fuel tank) is very often capable of being adequately diluted by means of thoroughly topping up the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It's very rare to find a motor vehicle having issues with less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's rare - not impossible to find. There are actually a number of cars that don't stand any degree of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 3.3 and 6.6 litres of Petrol in the Peugeot (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has shown that as many people get away with this as those people who break down. Whenever deciding upon whether to chance it and basically top it up remember that it is the same as wagering all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 6.6 litres of Petrol in your Diesel 407 HDi ought to straightaway be removed as your likelihood of succeeding with that level of contamination is very likely lower than one in fifty - definitely big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot and drove it: Have you noticed any performance issues as a result of putting the bad fuel in the 407 HDi? In that case, have it drained regardless of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive running a motor vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the effects of fuel contamination will just cause even more damage being caused to the fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    You should get it emptied. No matter the contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of risk connected with driving a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible consequences of driving a vehicle 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, etc. These are a few of the most typical Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you observe any of them stop driving and have it drained asap.

Don't just get any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your vehicle. We are Peugeot experts and hold the certification and practical experience necessary to ensure you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 407 HDi?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting countrywide cover, for Peugeot motorists in particular. We principally fix:

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

We are Peugeot specialists and have successfully drained hundreds 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 moving once again.

The Procedure

The technique of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is basically identical for a large number of vehicles. Of course it may vary a little as each brand has their unique fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally 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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Vehicle Restart

Get the car up and running again

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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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