Incorrect fuel in your Ford Galaxy? Diesel in your Petrol Ford?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Ford is a regular problem. And exactly what you should do about it depends upon various factors. Assuming you want to know what you ought to do to sort it out then continue reading.
Let us discuss the key factors to consider whenever deciding on whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in the Ford, considering that the fuel capacity of the Ford Galaxy is most likely about 70 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, something like 3.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Galaxy will in most situations not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount less than 3.5 litres (roughly 5% of the total fuel tank) is frequently capable of being completely diluted by means of wholly filling the rest of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is relatively unusual to find a car or truck suffering from issues with under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is uncommon - certainly not impossible to encounter. You will discover a number of cars that won't stand any level of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 3.5 and 7 litres of Diesel in the Ford (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our experience has shown that as many people get away with it as all those who break down. When deciding on whether to chance it and simply top it up recognise that it is the same as wagering it all on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 7 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Galaxy should straightaway be drained out since your likelihood of succeeding with that amount of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in fifty - seriously big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Ford and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance problems since putting the bad fuel in your Galaxy? If you have, get it drained no matter the amount of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Still running a car that is currently starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination will typically lead to more and more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of risk connected with running a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible results of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, etc. These are several of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you observe any of them stop driving and have it removed asap.

Stay away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to repair your vehicle. We are Ford specialists and hold the qualifications and knowledge necessary to ensure you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Ford? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Ford Galaxy?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering national coverage, for Ford motorists particularly. We typically fix:

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

We are Ford specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Ford vehicles. Whether or not it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving again.

The Process

The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially the same for most vehicle makes. Of course it can vary a little as each make has their unique different fuel system. Having said that it still basically observes the below 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 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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