Incorrect fuel in a Ford C-Max? Diesel in a Petrol Ford?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Ford is a very common mistake. And its solution varies according to a number of things. In the event that you want to find out what to do to sort it out then keep on reading.
Right here are the most important factors to be aware of when deciding whether to have the car drained:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in the Ford, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Ford C-Max is normally roughly 55 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, as little as 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol C-Max will typically not really be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that anything less than 2.75 litres (close to 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is very often capable of being sufficiently diluted by entirely topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's extremely unusual to encounter a car going through difficulties with less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very unusual - definitely not impossible to find. There are actually a few motor vehicles that will not endure any degree of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Diesel in the Ford (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has demonstrated that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. When you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and just fill it up consider that it is much like wagering all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 5.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol C-Max ought to immediately be drained seeing that your probability of getting away with this amount of contamination is more than likely less than one in fifty - truly big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Ford and drove it: Have you detected any performance concerns after putting the incorrect fuel in your C-Max? If that's the case, get it drained irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continuing to drive running an automobile that is beginning to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will just cause more harm affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like reassurance?
    Then get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is invariably a certain level of risk linked with driving a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Likely implications of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, etc. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you recognise any of them stop driving and get it removed right away.

Don't just get any untrained so-and-so to try to drain your car. We are Ford experts and have got the qualifications and practical experience needed to make certain you get back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Ford? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Ford C-Max?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting countrywide coverage, for Ford motorists particularly. We mainly deal with:

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

We are Ford specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Ford vehicles. Whether it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going again.

The Process

The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially the same for a large number of vehicles. Of course it can differ to some degree as every make has their own fuel system. Having said that it still basically follows the following principles:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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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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