Incorrect fuel in a Peugeot 508 Hdi? Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot is a common mistake to make. And its remedy depends on an assortment of factors. Assuming you would like to find out what you ought to do about this then stay with me.
Here are the most crucial factors to take into consideration when deciding on whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put into the Peugeot, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of your Peugeot 508 Hdi is in most cases approximately 72 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, less than 3.6 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 508 Hdi will more often than not not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 3.6 litres (approximately 5% of the fuel tank volume) is oftentimes capable of being completely diluted through entirely topping up the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It's relatively uncommon to come across a motor vehicle experiencing issues due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it is very infrequent - not impossible to encounter. You will discover certain vehicles that won't stand any degree of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 3.6 and 7.2 litres of Petrol in the Peugeot (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown us that as many motorists get away with it as all those who don't. Any time you're trying to decide whether or not to risk it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is much like wagering it all on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 7.2 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 508 Hdi should right away be drained out seeing as your likelihood of getting away with that quantity of contamination is more than likely below one in 50 - really huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot and drove it: Have you noticed any performance troubles as a result of putting the bad fuel in your 508 Hdi? If that's the case, have it removed regardless of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continually driving a car that is starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will just bring about more damage being done to the fuel system.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it drained. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of threat affiliated with running a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable final outcomes of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and if you observe any of them then stop and have it removed right now.

Don't just have any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Peugeot specialists and possess the accreditation and experience required to make sure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 508 Hdi?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Peugeot motorists especially. We predominantly deal with:

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

We are Peugeot specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Peugeot vehicles. Whether it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The method of extracting Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is generally the same for a large number of vehicle makes. Of course it does differ a bit as every manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically observes the below principles:

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 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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