Wrong fuel in your Ferrari 550 Barchetta? Diesel in your Petrol Ferrari?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari is a common mistake. And its solution is determined by a variety of things. If you would like to know what you ought to do about it then read on.
Right here are the most important variables to be aware of when determining whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in the Ferrari, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of your Ferrari 550 Barchetta is normally roughly 114 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 5.7 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 550 Barchetta will normally not really be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 5.7 litres (5% of the entire fuel tank) is sometimes able to be completely diluted simply by totally filling the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's rather uncommon to come across a motor vehicle experiencing difficulties with lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is very uncommon - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are a few vehicles that don't stand any quantity of contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 5.7 and 11.4 litres of Diesel in the Ferrari (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has revealed that as many people get away with this as all those who don't. When you are trying to decide whether or not to risk it and simply top it up remember that it is exactly like betting it all on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 11.4 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 550 Barchetta ought to straight away be drained seeing as your likelihood of driving with that level of contamination is probably less than one in fifty - truly huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari and drove it: Have you spotted any performance troubles after putting the incorrect fuel in your 550 Barchetta? If you have, have it emptied regardless of the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continually driving a vehicle that is beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will just cause even more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    Then get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some amount of danger associated with operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible implications of driving on the incorrect fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, etc. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you detect any of them then stop and have it removed immediately.

Do not simply have any untrained so-and-so to attend your car. We are Ferrari experts and have got the credentials and working experience needed to make sure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Ferrari 550 Barchetta?

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When we are done you will be able to get back on the road and get on with your trip

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting nationwide cover, for Ferrari motorists in particular. We mainly fix:

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

We are Ferrari specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Ferrari vehicles. Even if it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going again.

The Procedure

The process of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially identical for the vast majority of vehicles. Of course it does vary somewhat as every manufacturer has their particular fuel system. Having said that it still essentially adheres to 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 Questions

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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