Contaminated fuel in a Volkswagen Bora? Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen is a common mistake. And exactly what you should do about it is dependent upon several different factors. Assuming you want to know what it is advisable to do to fix it then please read on.
Listed here the most crucial factors to take into account when deciding whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in to the Volkswagen, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Volkswagen Bora is usually roughly 55 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, something like 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Bora will generally not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount less than 2.75 litres (close to 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is in many instances able to be completely diluted simply by totally filling the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's extremely rare to come across a vehicle experiencing difficulties with under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is uncommon - in no way impossible to encounter. There are actually a number of motor vehicles that don't endure any level of contamination at all.
    2. In between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Diesel in the Volkswagen (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our experience has shown that as many motorists get away with it as those who break down. When you are figuring out whether or not to risk it and basically fill it up remember that it is just like gambling your car on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 5.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Bora really should straightaway be removed since your likelihood of succeeding with that amount of contamination is probably lower than one in fifty - seriously big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance troubles since putting the wrong fuel in your Bora? In that case, get it drained irrespective of the amount of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run driving an automobile that is now beginning to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will probably definitely result in more harm being caused to the fuel system.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it removed. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some degree of risk caused by running a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable results of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and the like. These are some of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you notice any of them then stop and have it drained right now.

Stay away from getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Volkswagen specialists and possess the credentials and working experience necessary to make certain that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen Bora?

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We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Volkswagen vehicles. Whether or not it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you on the road again.

The Process

The system of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially the same for the majority of cars. As you can imagine it may vary somewhat as every brand has their particular different fuel system. However it still essentially adheres to the following 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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Diesel in Petrol Questions

When someone has put Diesel in a Petrol car they have a few very common questions. So we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for you

I put Diesel in a Petrol 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 Petrol car on Diesel 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 Diesel can I get away with in a Petrol 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 Petrol 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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