Wrong fuel in a Ferrari FF? Diesel in your Petrol Ferrari?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari is a usual problem. And its remedy is based on various factors. If you would like to know what you ought to do to sort it out then please read on.
Right here are the key factors to think about whenever determining whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put into the Ferrari, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Ferrari FF is probably around 91 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 4.55 litres of Diesel in a Petrol FF will usually not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that quantities under 4.55 litres (which is close to 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is frequently able to be sufficiently diluted by totally topping up the tank with Petrol.
      It's pretty rare to encounter an automobile suffering from problems due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's rare - in no way impossible to encounter. You can get some motor vehicles that won't stand any level of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 4.55 and 9.1 litres of Diesel in the Ferrari (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown that as many drivers get away with this as those who break down. Any time you're deciding on whether or not to chance it and just simply top it up consider that it is the same as wagering it all on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 9.1 litres of Diesel in a Petrol FF ought to immediately be drained because your probability of driving with that amount of contamination is almost certainly lower than one in 50 - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari and drove it: Have you noted any performance troubles after putting the wrong fuel in the FF? In that case, get it emptied no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving a vehicle that is currently beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will only result in progressively more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Do you want security?
    In that case get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of threat linked with driving a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible final outcomes of driving a car on the wrong fuel include the engine not starting, running unevenly, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you observe any of them then cease driving and have it drained right away.

Do not simply have any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your car. We are Ferrari experts and have the credentials and working experience required to ensure that you get back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Ferrari

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

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Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

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

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Car
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Ferrari specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Ferrari vehicles. Whether or not it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Process

The procedure of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially similar for the majority of vehicles. Naturally it can vary somewhat as each brand has their own different fuel system. However it still 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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