Incorrect fuel in a Ford B-Max TDCi? Petrol in your Diesel Ford?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Ford is a usual problem. And what you have to do about it is based on several different things. In case you would like to know what you must do about this then stay with me.
Listed here are the most important variables to consider when determining whether to get your car drained:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put into the Ford, considering that the fuel capacity of your Ford B-Max TDCi is normally around 47 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, less than 2.35 litres of Petrol in a Diesel B-Max TDCi will in most cases not be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities less than 2.35 litres (about 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is often able to be sufficiently diluted by means of totally topping the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It is pretty uncommon to encounter a motor vehicle going through difficulties due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it's infrequently found - certainly not impossible to find. You will discover some motor vehicles that don't stand any degree of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 2.35 and 4.7 litres of Petrol in the Ford (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our experience has revealed that as many drivers get away with this as all those who break down. When you are figuring out whether to risk it and basically fill it up remember that it is very much like betting everything on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 4.7 litres of Petrol in a Diesel B-Max TDCi really should straightaway be removed seeing as your likelihood of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is almost certainly below one in fifty - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Ford and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance problems after putting the wrong fuel in the B-Max TDCi? If that's the case, get it removed irrespective of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Still running a car that is currently starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably likely end up in increasing amounts of harm affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    You should get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some degree of threat associated with driving a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Likely outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the motor not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, etc. These are a few of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and should you notice any of them stop and get it drained right now.

Steer clear of having any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your vehicle. We are Ford specialists and have got the certification and working experience necessary to make certain you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Ford

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Ford? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Ford B-Max TDCi?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering national coverage, for Ford motorists particularly. We mostly attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Auto
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  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Ford specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Ford vehicles. No matter if it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The system of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence similar for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Obviously it may vary to some degree as every make has their own distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still adheres to the below principles:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Petrol in Diesel Questions

When someone has put Petrol in a Diesel car they have a few very common questions. So we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for you

I put Petrol in a Diesel 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 Diesel car on Petrol 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 Petrol can I get away with in a Diesel 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 Diesel 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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