Contaminated fuel in your Ferrari 360 Modena? Diesel in your Petrol Ferrari?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari is a regularly occurring problem. And exactly what you need to do about it is dependent upon several different factors. Assuming you would like to know what you ought to do to fix it then continue reading.
Here are the most crucial variables to consider whenever deciding on whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in to the Ferrari, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Ferrari 360 Modena is probably around 95 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 4.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 360 Modena will normally not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has taught us that anything less than 4.75 litres (which is almost 5% of the fuel tank) is frequently capable of being sufficiently diluted through thoroughly topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is highly rare to find a vehicle going through problems because of less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it's rare - not impossible to encounter. You will discover a number of vehicles that will not stand any level of fuel contamination at all.
    2. In between 4.75 and 9.5 litres of Diesel in the Ferrari (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our working experience demonstrates that as many motorists get away with it as those who don't. Whenever you are deciding whether or not to chance it and simply top it up remember that it is much like gambling it all on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 9.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 360 Modena ought to straightaway be drained out seeing as your probability of succeeding with this amount of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in 50 - really big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari and drove it: Have you noticed any performance problems after putting the bad fuel in the 360 Modena? If you have, have it emptied no matter the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continually driving a vehicle that is now starting to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably likely end up in even more damage being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some amount of risk linked with driving a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running lumpy, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and the like. These are several of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you observe any of them stop and get it drained right away.

Don't simply have any untrained so-and-so to try to drain your car. We are Ferrari experts and hold the qualifications and practical experience required to ensure you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Ferrari 360 Modena?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering national cover, for Ferrari motorists especially. We primarily deal with:

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  • AdBlue fuel contamination
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We are Ferrari specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Ferrari vehicles. Even if it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going again.

The Process

The system of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally the same for virtually all cars. Naturally it can differ to some extent as each manufacturer has their own distinct fuel system. Even so it still generally follows the below 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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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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