Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Ford is a regular error. And its solution hinges on a variety of things. In the event that you want to find out what to do about it then stay with me.
Listed here are the most important variables to consider when deciding whether to have a fuel drain:
Keep away from getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Ford specialists and have the accreditation and expertise necessary to ensure you are back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.
Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Ford? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Ford Fiesta ST?
Contact us and receive reliable advice and sensible help for your specific situation
We would go to you to undertake the contaminated fuel drain & purge right there on scene
As soon as we are done you can get back on the road and get on with your trip
We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting nationwide service, for Ford motorists particularly. We predominantly deal with:
We are Ford specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Ford vehicles. Even if it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you on the road once again.
The system of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally exactly the same for most cars. As you can imagine it does vary to some degree as each brand has their particular fuel system. Nevertheless it still follows the following principles:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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