Wrong fuel in a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti? Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari is a very common mistake. And what you want to do about it depends on several factors. In the event that you want to find out what you need to do about it then continue reading.
Listed here are the key variables to think about whenever choosing whether to get it drained:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put into the Ferrari, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti is probably about 105 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, something like 5.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 612 Scaglietti will normally not be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 5.25 litres (which is about 5% of the overall fuel tank) is quite often able to be sufficiently diluted through totally topping the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is very rare to encounter a motor vehicle having difficulties with lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is unusual - not impossible to encounter. You can get a number of vehicles that won't stand any level of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 5.25 and 10.5 litres of Diesel in the Ferrari (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our experience demonstrates that as many motorists get away with this as those who don't. When trying to decide whether or not to risk it and just simply top it up recognise that it is the same thing as wagering your car on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 10.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 612 Scaglietti should really straightaway be drained seeing that your likelihood of driving with this level of contamination is certainly less than one in fifty - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari and drove it: Have you noted any performance problems since putting the wrong fuel in your 612 Scaglietti? If that's the case, have it removed no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Still driving an automobile that is currently beginning to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination will just cause more harm affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like security?
    You should get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some amount of risk linked with running a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Possible outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them then stop and have it drained as soon as possible.

Do not simply have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Ferrari specialists and possess the qualifications and knowledge necessary to make certain you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Ferrari 612 Scaglietti?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting countrywide coverage, for Ferrari motorists particularly. We mostly attend to:

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

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

The Process

The process of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally similar for the majority of motor vehicles. Naturally it may vary a little as each manufacturer has their own distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally 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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