Putting Petrol in a Diesel Ford is a well-known mistake to make. And its solution depends on a few factors. Assuming you want to know what it is advisable to do to fix it then keep on reading.
Here are the most important variables to keep in mind whenever making a decision whether to have a fuel drain:
Do not simply have any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your automobile. We are Ford experts and possess the accreditation and expertise needed to ensure you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.
By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Ford? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Ford Maverick TD?
Contact us and get sincere guidance and practical help for your particular situation
We are able to reach you to carry out the fuel drain & purge right there on scene
When we have completed you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your day
We are the leading wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, offering national cover, for Ford motorists in particular. We typically deal with:
We are Ford specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Ford vehicles. Whether or not it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going again.
The system of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially identical for virtually all vehicles. Of course it may vary to some degree as every brand has their particular fuel system. Even so it still generally observes the following guidelines:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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