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

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Ford is a very common mistake to make. And what you should do about it depends upon a number of factors. If perhaps you would like to find out what you should do to sort it out then read on.
These are the most crucial variables to to consider whenever deciding whether or not to get it drained:

  1. How much Petrol have you put in to the Ford, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Ford Galaxy TDCi is usually about 70 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, less than 3.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Galaxy TDCi will typically not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has shown us that quantities under 3.5 litres (close to 5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is usually able to be completely diluted through wholly topping up the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is very rare to come across an automobile going through problems with less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it's infrequent - not impossible to encounter. You will discover a few vehicles that won't endure any amount of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 3.5 and 7 litres of Petrol in the Ford (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has proven that as many people get away with it as all those who break down. Any time you're deciding upon whether to chance it and simply fill it up remember that it is much like gambling it all on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 7 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Galaxy TDCi must straight away be drained as your probability of getting away with that amount of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in 50 - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Ford and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance troubles after putting the incorrect fuel in the Galaxy TDCi? If that's the case, have it removed regardless of the quantity of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Continually driving a vehicle that is now starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination can typically end up in more damage being done to the fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for peace of mind?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of risk caused by running a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible results of driving on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and should you detect any of them then stop and get it removed as soon as possible.

Do not just get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Ford specialists and have the certification and knowledge necessary to ensure that you are back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Ford

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Ford? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Ford Galaxy TDCi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering national coverage, for Ford motorists especially. We principally fix:

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

We are Ford specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Ford vehicles. Even if it's roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The technique of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is basically identical for a large number of cars. Needless to say it does differ a bit as every make has their particular fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally follows the following points:

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Fuel Drain

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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Petrol in Diesel FAQs

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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