Contaminated fuel in your Ford Maverick? Diesel in your Petrol Ford?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Ford is a regularly occurring error. And exactly what you want to do about it is dependent upon a number of things. In the event that you would like to find out what you have to do about it then continue reading.
Listed here the most crucial factors to be aware of whenever figuring out whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put into the Ford, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Ford Maverick is normally about 62 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 3.1 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Maverick will in most situations not be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that anything under 3.1 litres (approximately 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is in many instances capable of being adequately diluted through thoroughly topping the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's quite rare to find a motor vehicle suffering from difficulties because of below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is very rare - in no way impossible to find. There are actually a number of vehicles that will not stand any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 3.1 and 6.2 litres of Diesel in the Ford (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our experience has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with it as those people who break down. Whenever trying to decide whether to risk it and basically fill it up remember that it is just like wagering all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 6.2 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Maverick ought to promptly be drained out seeing as your probability of driving with this quantity of contamination is almost certainly less than one in 50 - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance problems ever since putting the bad fuel in your Maverick? If so, have it drained irrespective of the amount of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run running a motor vehicle that is now beginning to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will probably just lead to increasing amounts of harm being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like reassurance?
    Simply get it emptied. No matter the contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of danger associated with driving a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible consequences of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and so on. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and in the event that you observe any of them stop driving and have it removed as soon as possible.

Don't simply have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Ford experts and possess the accreditation and working experience necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Ford? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Ford Maverick?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having nationwide service, for Ford motorists particularly. We mainly attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
  • 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 is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road again.

The Process

The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is basically the same for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Of course it may vary a little as each manufacturer has their particular fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally follows 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

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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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