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

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Ford is a usual mistake. And its remedy is dependent upon several factors. In the event that you want to know what you have to do about it then read on.
These are the most important factors to keep in mind whenever choosing whether or not to get the car drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in the Ford, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of your Ford Puma is in most cases about 40 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, something like 2 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Puma will generally not be a major problem. Experience has taught us that anything less than 2 litres (which is roughly 5% of the total fuel tank) is in many instances able to be adequately diluted by means of completely topping up the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is pretty rare to encounter a car or truck experiencing problems due to below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it's infrequently found - definitely not impossible to find. You can get a number of motor vehicles that will not stand any level of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2 and 4 litres of Diesel in the Ford (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has demonstrated that as many motorists get away with this as those people who break down. Any time you are deciding upon whether to chance it and just simply top it up consider that it is just like betting your car on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 4 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Puma ought to straightaway be drained out as your likelihood of getting away with that amount of contamination is in all likelihood below one in 50 - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Ford and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance issues ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the Puma? In that case, get it emptied irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving a vehicle that is beginning to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination will probably likely bring about increasing amounts of damage being caused to the fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    Then get it removed. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some amount of threat resulting from driving a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible implications of driving on the wrong fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them then stop driving and have it drained right away.

Avoid getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your vehicle. We are Ford specialists and possess the skills and expertise required to ensure that you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford

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

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering nationwide cover, for Ford motorists particularly. We primarily deal with:

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

We are Ford specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Ford vehicles. Regardless of whether it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going again.

The Procedure

The system of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally the same for most vehicle makes. As you can imagine it can vary slightly as each make has their particular distinct fuel system. However it still fundamentally adheres to the below 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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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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