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Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford Scorpio 2.3i 16V?

If you've gone and put the wrong fuel in your Ford you probably want to know what you should do about it. The answer to this question depends on the quantity of Diesel you put in your Petrol car.

The first thing we need to look at is the Ford's fuel tank capacity. So, what is the fuel capacity of a 2.3-litre Petrol Scorpio 2.3i 16V? The answer is: the fuel tank capacity of most Ford Scorpio 2.3i 16Vs is about 70 litres (according to our database).

What to do about putting Diesel in a Petrol Ford will vary dependent on the amount of Diesel used. So, there are three possible scenarios:

(Please Note: These figures are approximates. Running an engine on any amount of incorrect fuel can cause damage, regardless of contamination percentage. Information given here is advice based solely on our customer reports and case histories. Full details should be procured from your vehicle manufacturer.)
  • FIVE PERCENT: If you put less than 3.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Ford Scorpio 2.3i 16V then in most cases, if the car's tank is completely filled with the correct fuel before it is started, it will probably be fine.
  • FIVE TO TEN PERCENT: If you've put between 3.5 and 7 litres then you should probably give us a call. This is the grey area where sometimes you can get away with just topping it up, and sometimes you can't. Call us and, with a bit more information, we'll be able to give you the best advice on what to do next.
  • If you've put more than 7 litres of the wrong fuel in your Ford Scorpio 2.3i 16V then you should definitely get it drained. This equates to more than 10% contamination and exceeds any "safe" contamination level.

To be completely sure you are doing the right thing, give us a call. We can provide sensible advice based on thousands of successfully resolved fuel contaminations. Additionally, no matter where you are in the UK, we are able to get a fuel drain vehicle out to you to perform a full fuel drain on your vehicle. And we are specialists in conducting fuel drains on Fords.

As one of the UKs largest independent mobile fuel drain services Wrong Fuel Drainage Solutions is proud to boast full nationwide UK coverage. We have fuel drain technicians in all major cities as well as a network of subcontractors spanning the length and breadth of the country.

On a vehicle that has been run on the wrong/contaminated fuel we can also:

  • Flush the fuel lines
  • Prime the system with clean fuel (provided at pump price if needed)
  • Purge all contaminated fuel from the system
  • Clear the fuel filter and flush it clean
  • Additive (provided at cost) in the fuel tank to clean and lubricate everything
  • Full diagnostic run to clear any fault codes associated with the misfuel

We provide specialist Ford fuel drain services

Put Diesel in a Petrol Ford
Call us for help with your misfuelled Ford.

Did you know this interesting little fact about Ford?

Ford was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It sells vehicles under the Ford and the Lincoln badge. Ironically Henry Ford's first attempt at a car company under his own name was the Henry Ford Company on November 3, 1901, which became the Cadillac Motor Company on August 22, 1902, after Ford left with the rights to his name.

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