Incorrect fuel in a Peugeot 806 TD? Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot is a common mistake to make. And what you want to do about it depends upon a few things. In case you want to find out what you need to do to fix it then keep reading.
Here are the main variables to think about whenever deciding whether or not to get your car drained:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in to the Peugeot, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Peugeot 806 TD is most likely roughly 80 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Petrol, less than 4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel 806 TD will normally not really be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities less than 4 litres (which is approximately 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is quite often capable of being adequately diluted through completely filling up the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It's pretty rare to find a car or truck suffering from issues because of less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it's unusual - in no way impossible to find. You will discover some automobiles that don't stand any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 4 and 8 litres of Petrol in the Peugeot (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience has shown that as many drivers get away with this as those who don't. Any time you're deciding on whether or not to chance it and simply top it up consider that it is the same thing as betting everything on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 8 litres of Petrol in your Diesel 806 TD must as soon as possible be drained seeing that your probability of succeeding with this amount of contamination is undoubtedly below one in fifty - definitely big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot and drove it: Have you noticed any performance concerns ever since putting the incorrect fuel in your 806 TD? If that's the case, get it emptied irrespective of the quantity of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Continuing to run driving a vehicle that is now starting to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination can typically cause increasing amounts of damage being caused to the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need security?
    Then simply just get it drained. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of risk linked with operating a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible results of driving a car on the wrong fuel normally include the motor not starting, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, etc. These are some of the most common Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and should you detect any of them cease driving and get it removed as soon as possible.

Steer clear of having any general so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Peugeot experts and have the skills and expertise necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Peugeot? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Peugeot 806 TD?

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

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Peugeot specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Peugeot vehicles. Regardless of whether it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Process

The process of extracting Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is generally similar for most cars. Of course it does differ somewhat as every manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. However it still observes 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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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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