Incorrect fuel in a Ford Orion? Diesel in a Petrol Ford?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Ford is a usual mistake. And exactly what you have to do about it hinges on several different factors. In the event that you want to find out what you should do to fix it then read on.
Here are the most important factors to be aware of when deciding whether to have your car drained:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in the Ford, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Ford Orion is in most cases around 55 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, as little as 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Orion will quite often not be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything under 2.75 litres (almost 5% of the whole fuel tank) is often able to be sufficiently diluted by wholly topping the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's quite rare to encounter a vehicle experiencing problems because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very uncommon - certainly not impossible to encounter. You can get a few motor vehicles that don't stand any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Diesel in the Ford (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has shown us that as many people get away with it as those people who break down. Whenever you are deciding whether or not to chance it and just fill it up bear in mind that it is very much like gambling it all on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 5.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Orion should promptly be drained since your probability of driving with this quantity of contamination is more than likely below one in 50 - extremely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance concerns since putting the bad fuel in your Orion? If so, get it drained regardless of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continually driving a vehicle that is beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably only bring about even more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need reassurance?
    Simply get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of danger linked with running a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Likely final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you recognise any of them then stop and have it removed immediately.

Do not simply get any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your car. We are Ford specialists and possess the certification and working experience needed to make sure that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Ford? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Ford Orion?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having nationwide service, for Ford motorists in particular. We mainly deal with:

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

We are Ford specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Ford vehicles. Whether or not it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you going again.

The Process

The process of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is generally exactly the same for the majority of vehicle makes. Naturally it may vary slightly as each manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally adheres to the following points:

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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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