Incorrect fuel in a Ferrari 575M Maranello? Diesel in your Petrol Ferrari?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari is a regularly occurring mistake to make. And its solution varies according to a number of factors. In case you want to find out what you must do to fix it then please read on.
Listed here are the most important variables to to consider whenever figuring out whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in the Ferrari, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Ferrari 575M Maranello is usually approximately 105 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 5.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 575M Maranello will typically not be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 5.25 litres (which is roughly 5% of the fuel tank) is oftentimes able to be completely diluted simply by thoroughly topping up the tank with Petrol.
      It is pretty rare to find an automobile suffering from issues due to lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is infrequently found - not impossible to find. You can get some cars that won't endure any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 5.25 and 10.5 litres of Diesel in the Ferrari (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with this as those people who break down. Any time you are trying to decide whether or not to chance it and just simply top it up bear in mind that it is the same as betting your car on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything over 10.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 575M Maranello really should straightaway be drained seeing that your probability of succeeding with this level of contamination is probably lower than one in 50 - really long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari and drove it: Have you seen any performance difficulties after putting the bad fuel in the 575M Maranello? If that's the case, get it drained irrespective of the volume of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to drive running a motor vehicle that is already starting to suffer the effects of fuel contamination will just lead to more and more damage being done to the fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in assurance?
    Then get it removed. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of threat associated with operating a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Possible outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, etc. These are several of the commonest Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you notice any of them stop and have it removed as soon as possible.

Do not just have any general so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Ferrari specialists and hold the certification and expertise necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Ferrari 575M Maranello?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering national coverage, for Ferrari motorists in particular. We mainly deal with:

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

We are Ferrari specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Ferrari vehicles. Even if it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving again.

The Process

The technique of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally identical for a large number of cars. As you can imagine it may differ a little as every brand has their particular different fuel system. However it still generally observes the below points:

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Fuel Drain

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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