Incorrect fuel in your Ford Focus QS? Diesel in your Petrol Ford?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Ford is a regularly occurring error. And what you have to do about it is dependent upon various things. In the event that you would like to find out what it is advisable to do to sort it out then keep reading.
Right here are the most crucial variables to consider when deciding whether to get your car drained:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in the Ford, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Ford Focus QS is normally roughly 53 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, less than 2.65 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Focus QS will in most situations not really be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 2.65 litres (which is 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is sometimes capable of being adequately diluted through wholly filling the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is very rare to encounter a car going through issues due to under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is very unusual - not impossible to find. You can get some vehicles that won't endure any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 2.65 and 5.3 litres of Diesel in the Ford (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has revealed that as many people get away with it as those who don't. When you are trying to decide whether or not to risk it and just simply top it up bear in mind that it is the same as gambling everything on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 5.3 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Focus QS must straight away be drained out since your probability of driving with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly below one in 50 - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance problems as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the Focus QS? If you have, have it removed regardless of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continually driving an automobile that is now starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination can only end up in even more harm being caused to the fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    You should get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is inevitably some extent of threat associated with operating a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable outcomes of driving a car on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and the like. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them then stop and get it drained right away.

Stay away from getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Ford specialists and possess the skills and practical experience required to make sure that you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Ford? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Ford Focus QS?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having countrywide coverage, for Ford motorists especially. We predominantly attend to:

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

We are Ford specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Ford vehicles. Whether it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going again.

The Procedure

The technique of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally the same for a large number of vehicle makes. Of course it can vary to some extent as every make has their particular fuel system. Even so it still observes the below 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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Vehicle Restart

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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