Bad fuel in your Ford Focus RS? Diesel in your Petrol Ford?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Ford is a common mistake to make. And its remedy depends upon a variety of things. If you want to find out what you ought to do to sort it out then please read on.
Right here are the key factors to keep in mind when making a decision whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in to the Ford, considering that the fuel capacity of your Ford Focus RS is normally around 55 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, less than 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Focus RS will usually not really be a significant problem. Experience has taught us that quantities less than 2.75 litres (which is close to 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is often capable of being completely diluted by means of totally filling up the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It is extremely unusual to come across a vehicle experiencing problems with below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it is rare - not impossible to find. You will discover certain cars that will not endure any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Diesel in the Ford (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with this as all those who break down. Whenever you are deciding on whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up bear in mind that it is just like gambling your car on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything above 5.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Focus RS must straightaway be removed because your probability of driving with this amount of contamination is certainly lower than one in 50 - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford and drove it: Have you observed any performance concerns after putting the incorrect fuel in your Focus RS? If that's the case, get it drained regardless of the volume of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run running a car that is now beginning to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination will only cause progressively more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Do you need security?
    Then get it removed. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of danger in connection with driving a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Likely final outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel can include the motor not starting, running unevenly, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you notice any of them stop and get it removed immediately.

Don't simply get any untrained so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Ford specialists and have the credentials and working experience required to make sure that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Ford? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Ford Focus RS?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having national coverage, for Ford motorists in particular. We primarily attend to:

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

We are Ford specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Ford vehicles. Regardless of whether it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Process

The process of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially the same for the majority of vehicle makes. As you can imagine it can vary a little as each make has their unique distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically follows 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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