Contaminated fuel in a Ford Fusion TDCi? Petrol in your Diesel Ford?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Ford is a very common error. And what you should do about it varies according to a few factors. In the event that you want to know what you have to do to sort it out then stay with me.
Let us discuss the most important factors to be aware of whenever determining whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put in the Ford, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Ford Fusion TDCi is probably around 45 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, something like 2.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Fusion TDCi will in most situations not be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 2.25 litres (close to 5% of the entire fuel tank) is frequently able to be completely diluted by means of wholly filling the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is quite rare to come across a car having problems with below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's uncommon - not impossible to encounter. You can get some vehicles that won't endure any amount of contamination at all.
    2. Between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Petrol in the Ford (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown that as many motorists get away with it as those people who don't. Whenever you are trying to decide whether or not to risk it and just simply fill it up bear in mind that it is exactly like gambling all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything more than 4.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Fusion TDCi ought to as soon as possible be removed since your likelihood of getting away with that amount of contamination is more than likely lower than one in 50 - truly long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Ford and drove it: Have you detected any performance troubles ever since putting the bad fuel in the Fusion TDCi? In that case, have it drained regardless of the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to run running an automobile that is starting to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will probably typically result in more and more damage affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    In that case get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some amount of risk resulting from driving a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the engine not starting, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them stop and get it drained asap.

Keep away from having any jack-of-all-trades to try to repair your car. We are Ford experts and have got the credentials and knowledge needed to make certain you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Ford

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Ford? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Ford Fusion TDCi?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having countrywide cover, for Ford motorists particularly. We mainly attend to:

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

We are Ford specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Ford vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The process of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is basically similar for most vehicles. Obviously it may differ a little as every brand has their unique fuel system. However it still follows the following 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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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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