Incorrect fuel in your Ford Fusion? Diesel in a Petrol Ford?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Ford is a well-known mistake to make. And its solution is dependent upon a number of things. In case you would like to find out what you need to do to sort it out then keep on reading.
Listed here are the most crucial factors to consider when figuring out whether or not to have your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in the Ford, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Ford Fusion is usually about 45 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, less than 2.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Fusion will generally not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has taught us that anything less than 2.25 litres (which is approximately 5% of the entire fuel tank) is generally able to be completely diluted by entirely filling up the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's extremely rare to encounter an automobile going through problems because of less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very infrequent - certainly not impossible to encounter. You can get a few automobiles that don't stand any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Diesel in the Ford (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has proven that as many drivers get away with it as those who break down. Whenever deciding on whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up remember that it is very much like betting all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 4.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Fusion really should promptly be drained as your likelihood of getting away with this amount of contamination is certainly below one in fifty - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Ford and drove it: Have you observed any performance difficulties since putting the wrong fuel in the Fusion? If so, have it drained no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to run running an automobile that is currently starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can likely end up in even more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Then get it removed. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of danger resulting from driving a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Probable outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running lumpy, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so on. These are some of the most common Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you observe any of them stop and have it drained immediately.

Don't just have any untrained so-and-so to attend your car. We are Ford specialists and have the accreditation and expertise necessary to ensure that you are back on the road with no 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 Fusion?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having countrywide coverage, for Ford motorists in particular. We typically deal with:

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

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

The Procedure

The system of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially identical for the majority of cars. Obviously it can differ a little as each brand has their particular fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically 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 FAQs

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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