Bad fuel in your Ford Focus ST? Diesel in a Petrol Ford?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Ford is a fairly typical mistake. And its remedy varies according to a few things. In the event that you would like to know what you have to do about this then continue reading.
Listed here are the main factors to be aware of when making a decision whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in the Ford, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Ford Focus ST is most likely approximately 55 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, something like 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Focus ST will more often than not not be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 2.75 litres (which is 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is sometimes capable of being sufficiently diluted simply by entirely filling up the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is very rare to find an automobile having problems with less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is infrequently found - in no way impossible to encounter. There are actually a number of motor vehicles that don't stand any amount of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Diesel in the Ford (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with this as those people who break down. Any time you are deciding whether to chance it and just fill it up remember that it is the same thing as wagering it all on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 5.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Focus ST ought to straightaway be drained out since your probability of getting away with that amount of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in fifty - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford and drove it: Have you spotted any performance problems after putting the incorrect fuel in your Focus ST? In that case, have it removed regardless of the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continually running a motor vehicle that is already starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination can definitely result in more and more harm being done to your fuel system.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably some amount of threat affiliated with running a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor not starting, running unevenly, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so on. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you notice any of them stop and have it removed right now.

Don't simply have any general so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Ford specialists 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

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

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Ford motorists in particular. We mainly attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in your Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

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

The Process

The process of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally the same for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Naturally it may differ to some degree as each brand has their particular distinct fuel system. However it still basically observes the following guidelines:

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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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