Contaminated fuel in a Ferrari F355 Berlinetta? Diesel in your Petrol Ferrari?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari is a common mistake. And exactly what you have to do about it hinges on a number of things. Assuming you want to know what you ought to do to sort it out then continue reading.
Here are the key variables to take into consideration whenever deciding whether or not to get it drained:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in the Ferrari, considering that the fuel capacity of your Ferrari F355 Berlinetta is probably roughly 88 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, as little as 4.4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol F355 Berlinetta will typically not really be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 4.4 litres (which is approximately 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is frequently able to be adequately diluted by thoroughly filling the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's rather unusual to encounter a vehicle going through problems because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very infrequent - in no way impossible to find. There are actually a number of cars that don't endure any level of contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 4.4 and 8.8 litres of Diesel in the Ferrari (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has confirmed that as many drivers get away with it as all those who break down. Any time you're deciding upon whether to chance it and just simply top it up remember that it is the same thing as wagering your car on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 8.8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol F355 Berlinetta must straightaway be removed since your probability of driving with this amount of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in 50 - really huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari and drove it: Have you observed any performance issues as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the F355 Berlinetta? If that's the case, have it removed irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still running an automobile that is beginning to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination will just end up in progressively more damage affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Would you like security?
    Then get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always some degree of risk connected to driving a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable implications of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, etc. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if 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 automobile. We are Ferrari experts and possess the accreditation and knowledge necessary to ensure you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Ferrari F355 Berlinetta?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting national service, for Ferrari motorists especially. We typically attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Car
  • Diesel in your Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Ferrari specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Ferrari vehicles. No matter if it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The technique of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is basically the same for the majority of cars. As you can imagine it may vary a little as each make has their unique fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally 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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