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

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Ford is a regular problem. And its remedy depends on an assortment of things. If perhaps you want to know what you need to do to fix it then keep reading.
Listed here the most important variables to consider when deciding whether to have it drained:

  1. How much Diesel did you put into the Ford, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Ford SportKa is usually about 40 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, something like 2 litres of Diesel in a Petrol SportKa will generally not really be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 2 litres (which is close to 5% of the fuel tank) is frequently able to be adequately diluted through wholly topping the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's relatively uncommon to come across a vehicle suffering from issues because of below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very infrequently found - in no way impossible to encounter. There are actually a few motor vehicles that won't endure any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 2 and 4 litres of Diesel in the Ford (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has confirmed that as many people get away with this as those who break down. Whenever you are trying to decide whether or not to chance it and simply top it up bear in mind that it is very much like wagering all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol SportKa ought to straight away be drained out seeing as your probability of getting away with that level of contamination is almost certainly less than one in fifty - seriously long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford and drove it: Have you noticed any performance issues as a result of putting the bad fuel in your SportKa? If you have, have it removed no matter the volume of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continually running a car that is currently beginning to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will just lead to more and more damage affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    Then get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is always some amount of danger affiliated with driving a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, etc. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and in the event that you notice any of them stop driving and get it removed right away.

Don't just have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Ford specialists and have the certification and working experience necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Ford? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Ford SportKa?

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All done & You Get Moving Once again

When we have completed you will be able to get back on the road and get on with your trip

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having nationwide service, for Ford motorists particularly. We predominantly deal with:

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

We are Ford specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Ford vehicles. No matter if it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The procedure of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally exactly the same for the majority of vehicle makes. Needless to say it does vary to some extent as each manufacturer has their particular different fuel system. Having said that it still generally observes 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 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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