Bad fuel in your Ford Orion D? Petrol in your Diesel Ford?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Ford is a well-known mistake to make. And what you should do about it hinges on a number of things. If perhaps you want to find out what you ought to do to fix it then please read on.
These are the most important factors to keep in mind when choosing whether or not to get your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put in to the Ford, bearing in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Ford Orion D is probably approximately 55 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, less than 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Orion D will normally not really be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 2.75 litres (about 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is sometimes capable of being completely diluted through totally topping up the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is extremely uncommon to encounter a motor vehicle experiencing difficulties due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it is unusual - not impossible to find. There are actually a number of cars that will not endure any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Petrol in the Ford (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has confirmed that as many people get away with this as all those who don't. Any time you are figuring out whether to chance it and basically top it up remember that it is the same thing as betting all of it on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything over 5.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Orion D ought to as soon as possible be removed seeing that your likelihood of driving with this level of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in fifty - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Ford and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance problems as a result of putting the bad fuel in your Orion D? If so, get it removed regardless of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive running an automobile that is already starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can typically bring about progressively more damage affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is inevitably some amount of risk linked with driving a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Likely final outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include the engine not starting, running lumpy, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most typical Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and should you observe any of them cease driving and get it drained right now.

Avoid having any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your car. We are Ford experts and have the qualifications and expertise required to ensure that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Ford

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Ford? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Ford Orion D?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting countrywide cover, for Ford motorists in particular. We predominantly attend to:

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

We are Ford specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Ford vehicles. Whether or not it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.

The Process

The process of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially the same for most vehicle makes. Of course it does vary somewhat as each manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. However it still 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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