Incorrect fuel in a Volkswagen Caravelle? Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen is a regular error. And its solution will depend on a variety of things. If you want to know what it is best to do to fix it then please read on.
These are the most important factors to to consider whenever choosing whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in to the Volkswagen, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Volkswagen Caravelle is normally about 80 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, as little as 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Caravelle will in most situations not really be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything under 4 litres (which is almost 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is very often able to be completely diluted by entirely filling up the rest of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's quite unusual to encounter an automobile experiencing problems due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it's infrequently found - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are a few automobiles that will not stand any quantity of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 4 and 8 litres of Diesel in the Volkswagen (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our experience has proven that as many motorists get away with this as those people who don't. Any time you are trying to decide whether to chance it and simply fill it up recognise that it is much like wagering your car on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Caravelle should promptly be removed seeing that your likelihood of getting away with that amount of contamination is certainly less than one in fifty - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance concerns ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the Caravelle? If that's the case, get it removed no matter the volume of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still running a motor vehicle that is beginning to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination can only be responsible for even more damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    You should get it emptied. No matter the contamination percentage, there is always some degree of risk connected with operating a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, etc. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you detect any of them then cease driving and have it drained right away.

Keep away from having any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Volkswagen experts and have got the qualifications and working experience necessary to ensure you are back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen Caravelle?

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  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Vehicle
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  • AdBlue contamination
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We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Volkswagen vehicles. Even if it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Process

The method of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is generally similar for a large number of vehicle makes. Needless to say it may differ to some degree as each make has their unique distinct fuel system. Even so it still observes the below points:

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Fuel Drain

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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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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