Bad fuel in your Ford Ranger TDCi? Petrol in a Diesel Ford?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Ford is a common error. And exactly what you have to do about it is dependent upon a few things. In case you want to find out what you should do to sort it out then continue reading.
Listed below are the main factors to think about when choosing whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Petrol have you put in to the Ford, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Ford Ranger TDCi is usually approximately 80 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, something like 4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Ranger TDCi will quite often not really be a massive problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 4 litres (which is 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is in many instances able to be adequately diluted simply by wholly filling the tank with Diesel.
      It is relatively unusual to find a motor vehicle experiencing difficulties with lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is infrequently found - in no way impossible to encounter. There are actually a few motor vehicles that don't stand any quantity of contamination at all.
    2. Between 4 and 8 litres of Petrol in the Ford (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has proven that as many drivers get away with it as all those who don't. Any time you're trying to decide whether to risk it and just simply fill it up bear in mind that it is much like betting your car on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything more than 8 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Ranger TDCi must immediately be drained seeing as your likelihood of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is very likely less than one in 50 - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Ford and drove it: Have you seen any performance issues ever since putting the wrong fuel in your Ranger TDCi? In that case, get it drained regardless of the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run running a motor vehicle that is starting to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination can definitely be responsible for progressively more damage affecting your fuel system.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of risk caused by running a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely implications of driving a car on the wrong fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, etc. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and should you detect any of them stop driving and get it removed asap.

Keep away from having any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your vehicle. We are Ford specialists and possess the certification and practical experience required to make sure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Ford

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Ford? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Ford Ranger TDCi?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having nationwide cover, for Ford motorists particularly. We principally fix:

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

We are Ford specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Ford vehicles. Even if it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you on the road once again.

The Process

The process of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is generally the same for the majority of cars. Of course it can vary to some degree as each brand has their particular distinct fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally adheres to the below guidelines:

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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 Questions

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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