Contaminated fuel in your Ford Escort TD? Petrol in a Diesel Ford?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Ford is a common mistake. And its solution varies according to an assortment of things. If you want to find out what you should do about this then stay with me.
Listed here are the most crucial factors to keep in mind whenever making a decision whether to get your car drained:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put in the Ford, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of the Ford Escort TD is most likely about 55 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, something like 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Escort TD will normally not be a major problem. Experience has taught us that anything under 2.75 litres (approximately 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is frequently able to be completely diluted by means of completely filling the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It's highly unusual to encounter a motor vehicle experiencing difficulties with lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it's unusual - certainly not impossible to find. You will discover some cars that won't stand any level of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Petrol in the Ford (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has shown that as many people get away with this as those people who don't. Any time you are deciding on whether to chance it and basically top it up remember that it is the same thing as betting it all on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 5.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Escort TD should straight away be removed seeing as your probability of getting away with this quantity of contamination is more than likely lower than one in 50 - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Ford and drove it: Have you detected any performance problems as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in your Escort TD? In that case, have it drained regardless of the volume of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Continuing to run driving a vehicle that is currently beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably definitely bring about even more harm affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    In that case get it removed. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably some degree of risk connected with operating a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Probable outcomes of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them stop and get it removed asap.

Steer clear of getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Ford experts and have got the skills and practical experience required to make certain you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Ford

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Ford? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Ford Escort TD?

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

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

The Procedure

The system of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence similar for the vast majority of vehicles. As you can imagine it can vary a bit as every brand has their own different fuel system. Even so it still observes 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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Get the car up and running again

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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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