Wrong fuel in your Ford Kuga TDCi? Petrol in your Diesel Ford?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Ford is a very common mistake. And its remedy is determined by a number of factors. In case you want to find out what you should do to sort it out then read on.
These are the key factors to keep in mind when choosing whether or not to have the car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put into the Ford, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Ford Kuga TDCi is usually around 58 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, something like 2.9 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Kuga TDCi will most of the time not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 2.9 litres (which is roughly 5% of the entire fuel tank) is generally able to be completely diluted by wholly topping up the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is pretty unusual to find a car or truck going through problems because of below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it's uncommon - in no way impossible to encounter. You can get some cars that will not endure any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 2.9 and 5.8 litres of Petrol in the Ford (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with this as those people who don't. Whenever you are deciding whether to risk it and just top it up consider that it is much like gambling all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything over 5.8 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Kuga TDCi must immediately be drained seeing as your likelihood of driving with this level of contamination is certainly less than one in 50 - truly big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Ford and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance issues ever since putting the incorrect fuel in your Kuga TDCi? In that case, have it removed irrespective of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run driving an automobile that is currently starting to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will only result in increasing amounts of harm being done to your fuel system components.
  3. Would you like reassurance?
    Then get it removed. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some amount of danger connected with operating a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Likely outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so on. These are a few of the commonest Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and if you detect any of them then stop and get it drained right away.

Don't simply have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Ford specialists and have the accreditation and knowledge necessary to ensure you are back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Ford

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Ford? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Ford Kuga TDCi?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering countrywide coverage, for Ford motorists especially. We mainly fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Car
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Ford specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Ford vehicles. Whether or not it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you moving again.

The Procedure

The system of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is basically identical for the majority of vehicle makes. As you can imagine it can vary slightly as each make has their own different fuel system. Having said that it still basically adheres to 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 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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