Contaminated fuel in a Ferrari 348 GTB? Diesel in your Petrol Ferrari?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari is a well-known mistake to make. And exactly what you want to do about it is dependent upon a few things. In case you would like to find out what you should do about it then continue reading.
Listed below are the key factors to be aware of whenever deciding whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in to the Ferrari, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Ferrari 348 GTB is most likely roughly 95 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, less than 4.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 348 GTB will quite often not be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 4.75 litres (which is close to 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is quite often able to be sufficiently diluted simply by completely topping the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It is pretty uncommon to come across a car or truck experiencing problems due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it's infrequently found - in no way impossible to find. There are actually some motor vehicles that won't endure any level of contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 4.75 and 9.5 litres of Diesel in the Ferrari (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience demonstrates that as many drivers get away with it as those who break down. Whenever deciding on whether or not to risk it and simply fill it up recognise that it is just like betting it all on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 9.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 348 GTB should straight away be drained out as your likelihood of driving with that level of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in fifty - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari and drove it: Have you detected any performance concerns ever since putting the wrong fuel in your 348 GTB? If you have, get it drained no matter the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still driving an automobile that is now beginning to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will likely lead to increasing amounts of harm affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    In that case get it removed. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of threat connected to running a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely final outcomes of driving a car on the wrong fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them cease driving and have it removed asap.

Don't just have any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Ferrari specialists and hold the accreditation and experience needed to make certain that you are back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Ferrari 348 GTB?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering countrywide coverage, for Ferrari motorists especially. We typically attend:

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  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Ferrari specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Ferrari vehicles. Whether or not it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you going once again.

The Process

The procedure of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence the same for most vehicles. Naturally it may vary to some degree as every manufacturer has their own fuel system. Nevertheless it still observes the following points:

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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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Diesel in Petrol FAQs

When someone has put Diesel in a Petrol car they have a few very common questions. So we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for you

I put Diesel in a Petrol 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 Petrol car on Diesel 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 Diesel can I get away with in a Petrol 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 Petrol 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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