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Citroen C3: In the event of a breakdown / Running out of fuel (Diesel)

With Diesel engines, the fuel system must be primed if you run out of fuel.

Before starting to prime the system, it is essential to put at least 5 litres of Diesel into the fuel tank.

Citroen C3. Running out of fuel (Diesel) For more information on Refuelling and on Misfuel prevention (Diesel), please refer to the corresponding section.

For non-BlueHDi versions, the fuel system components are located in the engine compartment, possibly under the removable cover.

Citroen C3. Running out of fuel (Diesel) For more information on the Engine compartment, in particular the location of these components under the bonnet, please refer to the corresponding section.

With 1.6 BlueHDi (Euro 6.1)

  • Switch on the ignition (without starting the engine).
  • Wait around 6 seconds and switch off the ignition.
  • Repeat the operation 10 times.
  • Operate the starter motor to start the engine. If the engine does not start at the first attempt, do not keep trying, but restart the procedure.

With 1.5 BlueHDi (Euro 6.2/6.3)

  • Switch on the ignition (without starting the engine).
  • Wait around 1 minute and switch off the ignition.
  • Operate the starter motor to start the engine. If the engine does not start at the first attempt, do not keep trying, but restart the procedure.

Non-BlueHDi engines

  • Open the bonnet and then, if necessary, unclip the cover to access the priming pump.
  • Citroen C3. Running out of fuel (Diesel) Operate the priming pump repeatedly until resistance is felt (resistance may be felt at the first press).
  • Operate the starter motor to start the engine (if the engine does not start at the first attempt, wait around 15 seconds before trying again).
  • If the engine does not start after a few attempts, operate the priming pump again, then the starter motor.
  • Put the cover back in place and clip it in, then close the bonnet.

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