Contaminated fuel in your Ford Scorpio TD? Petrol in your Diesel Ford?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Ford is a usual error. And its solution is determined by an assortment of things. Assuming you want to find out what to do to fix it then please read on.
Let us discuss the most crucial variables to think about when choosing whether to have the car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put into the Ford, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Ford Scorpio TD is in most cases around 70 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, something like 3.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Scorpio TD will usually not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has shown us that an amount under 3.5 litres (which is roughly 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is sometimes capable of being completely diluted simply by completely topping up the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's very uncommon to find a motor vehicle suffering from difficulties with less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it's rare - in no way impossible to encounter. You will discover a number of cars that won't endure any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 3.5 and 7 litres of Petrol in the Ford (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has shown that as many people get away with this as those who break down. When you are figuring out whether or not to risk it and just fill it up bear in mind that it is exactly like wagering it all on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 7 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Scorpio TD really should promptly be drained out since your probability of getting away with that amount of contamination is almost certainly less than one in fifty - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Ford and drove it: Have you observed any performance concerns as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the Scorpio TD? If that's the case, have it drained irrespective of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Still driving a car that is now starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination can just bring about even more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in reassurance?
    Then get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always some degree of threat in connection with driving a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and if you detect any of them then stop and get it removed asap.

Steer clear of having any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Ford specialists and have the qualifications and experience required to make certain you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Ford

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Ford? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Ford Scorpio TD?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having national service, for Ford motorists especially. We typically attend:

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

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

The Procedure

The technique of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is basically the same for virtually all motor vehicles. Needless to say it can vary a little as every make has their particular distinct fuel system. Even so it still generally follows 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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