Wrong fuel in a Ford Ka TDCi? Petrol in a Diesel Ford?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Ford is a fairly typical mistake. And what you should do about it will depend on a few factors. In the event that you would like to find out what you need to do about this then keep reading.
These are the most crucial factors to take into account when making a decision whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol did you put in the Ford, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Ford Ka TDCi is most likely approximately 35 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, less than 1.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Ka TDCi will most of the time not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 1.75 litres (almost 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is quite often capable of being adequately diluted by totally topping the rest of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's extremely uncommon to encounter a vehicle experiencing problems because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is uncommon - in no way impossible to encounter. You can get a few motor vehicles that don't stand any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 1.75 and 3.5 litres of Petrol in the Ford (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has confirmed that as many drivers get away with this as all those who don't. When deciding on whether or not to chance it and just simply fill it up recognise that it is much like betting all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 3.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Ka TDCi must right away be drained out because your probability of succeeding with that amount of contamination is certainly less than one in fifty - truly long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Ford and drove it: Have you spotted any performance problems as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in your Ka TDCi? If you have, have it emptied regardless of the amount of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Continuing to run driving a vehicle that is starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination can just bring about increasing amounts of damage affecting the fuel system.
  3. Would you like security?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is always some degree of danger linked with driving a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Probable consequences of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them then stop and get it removed immediately.

Do not just have any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Ford specialists and have got the certification and working experience needed to make certain that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Ford

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Ford? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Ford Ka TDCi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having national cover, for Ford motorists in particular. We mostly fix:

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

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

The Procedure

The technique of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence the same for virtually all vehicle makes. As you can imagine it does vary slightly as every make has their unique different fuel system. Having said that it still generally follows the below points:

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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 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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