Wrong fuel in your Volkswagen Cross Polo? Diesel in your Petrol Volkswagen?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen is a regularly occurring mistake. And exactly what you have to do about it depends upon a number of factors. Assuming you want to find out what it is advisable to do to fix it then read on.
Listed here are the main factors to keep in mind when figuring out whether to get it drained:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in the Volkswagen, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Volkswagen Cross Polo is usually approximately 45 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 2.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Cross Polo will typically not really be a big problem. Experience has shown us that an amount under 2.25 litres (which is almost 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is very often capable of being sufficiently diluted simply by wholly filling the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is quite rare to come across a motor vehicle having problems with less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Do not forget that it's infrequently found - certainly not impossible to find. You will discover certain motor vehicles that won't endure any quantity of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Diesel in the Volkswagen (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with it as all those who break down. When trying to decide whether to risk it and just top it up recognise that it is the same thing as wagering it all on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 4.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Cross Polo should immediately be drained seeing that your likelihood of driving with this level of contamination is probably less than one in 50 - truly huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen and drove it: Have you noticed any performance troubles after putting the bad fuel in your Cross Polo? In that case, have it drained irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continuing to run running a motor vehicle that is starting to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will likely cause progressively more damage being caused to the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for assurance?
    In that case get it drained. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of danger resulting from running a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Probable consequences of driving a car on the wrong fuel can include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so on. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you recognise any of them then cease driving and have it drained immediately.

Steer clear of getting any unqualified so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Volkswagen specialists and have the skills and knowledge needed to make certain that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen

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

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When we have completed you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your trip

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having national coverage, for Volkswagen motorists particularly. We typically deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Car
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Volkswagen vehicles. No matter if it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you on the road once again.

The Process

The method of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence the same for a large number of vehicle makes. Obviously it may differ slightly as each manufacturer has their particular different fuel system. Having said that it still adheres to 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 FAQs

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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