Wrong fuel in a Ford Probe? Diesel in a Petrol Ford?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Ford is a common error. And its remedy varies according to several different factors. Assuming you want to know what you need to do to sort it out then please read on.
Listed here are the most crucial variables to think about whenever deciding on whether or not to get your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put into the Ford, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the Ford Probe is in most cases approximately 59 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, as little as 2.95 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Probe will generally not really be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities less than 2.95 litres (which is roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is quite often capable of being adequately diluted simply by entirely filling the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is quite unusual to find a vehicle having issues with below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is unusual - definitely not impossible to encounter. You can get a few automobiles that will not endure any level of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 2.95 and 5.9 litres of Diesel in the Ford (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience demonstrates that as many motorists get away with it as those people who break down. Whenever deciding whether or not to risk it and basically top it up recognise that it is the same thing as betting everything on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 5.9 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Probe should right away be drained out seeing as your likelihood of driving with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in fifty - really big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance troubles after putting the bad fuel in the Probe? If you have, get it removed regardless of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run driving a vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination can definitely result in more and more harm being done to the fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    You should get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably a certain level of danger in connection with driving a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable results of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the engine not starting, running lumpy, lack of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, etc. These are a few of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you notice any of them then stop driving and get it removed immediately.

Keep away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Ford specialists and possess the skills and knowledge required to make certain that you get back on the road with little 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 Probe?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having national service, for Ford motorists particularly. We predominantly fix:

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

We are Ford specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Ford vehicles. Whether or not it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road again.

The Process

The procedure of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially exactly the same for most vehicle makes. Obviously it does differ slightly as each make has their own different fuel system. However it still generally follows 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 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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