Wrong fuel in your Ford Scorpio? Diesel in your Petrol Ford?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Ford is a well-known problem. And what you need to do about it will depend on a number of things. Assuming you want to find out what it is advisable to do about it then keep on reading.
Listed here are the most crucial variables to keep in mind whenever choosing whether or not to get the car drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put into the Ford, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of your Ford Scorpio is probably about 70 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, as little as 3.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Scorpio will in most situations not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 3.5 litres (roughly 5% of the total fuel tank) is usually able to be adequately diluted through totally topping the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's highly uncommon to encounter a car or truck going through difficulties because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is very unusual - in no way impossible to encounter. There are certain automobiles that will not endure any quantity of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 3.5 and 7 litres of Diesel in the Ford (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our experience has shown that as many people get away with this as all those who don't. Whenever figuring out whether to chance it and simply top it up consider that it is very much like betting it all on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 7 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Scorpio must straightaway be drained seeing as your probability of succeeding with this level of contamination is probably less than one in 50 - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Ford and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance problems ever since putting the incorrect fuel in your Scorpio? In that case, have it drained no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to drive driving an automobile that is currently starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will just bring about increasing amounts of harm affecting your fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    Then get it removed. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably a certain level of threat associated with operating a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable results of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the motor not starting, running lumpy, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, etc. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you recognise any of them cease driving and have it removed right now.

Keep away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Ford experts and possess the skills and practical experience necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Ford? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Ford Scorpio?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering national service, for Ford motorists in particular. We typically deal with:

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

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

The Process

The method of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally identical for a large number of motor vehicles. Needless to say it can vary slightly as each brand has their particular distinct fuel system. Even so it still basically 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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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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