Incorrect fuel in a Volkswagen CrossGolf TSI? Diesel in your Petrol Volkswagen?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen is a common problem. And exactly what you should do about it is dependent upon various things. If perhaps you want to find out what you should do about this then keep on reading.
Listed below are the most important variables to keep in mind when choosing whether to have it drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put in to the Volkswagen, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of your Volkswagen CrossGolf TSI is in most cases about 55 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, something like 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol CrossGolf TSI will typically not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 2.75 litres (which is almost 5% of the entire fuel tank) is frequently able to be completely diluted by wholly filling up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is quite rare to come across an automobile going through difficulties because of under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it's infrequent - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are actually certain vehicles that won't endure any level of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Diesel in the Volkswagen (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience has revealed that as many people get away with this as those people who don't. When deciding upon whether or not to chance it and just simply top it up bear in mind that it is very much like gambling everything on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything above 5.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol CrossGolf TSI should really as soon as possible be removed seeing as your probability of succeeding with that amount of contamination is more than likely lower than one in fifty - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance difficulties as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in your CrossGolf TSI? If so, have it emptied regardless of the amount of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Still driving a vehicle that is starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination can likely end up in more harm being done to your fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for assurance?
    You should get it drained. No matter the contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of threat caused by running a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you detect any of them stop driving and have it drained right now.

Keep away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your vehicle. We are Volkswagen experts and have the accreditation and experience necessary to make sure that you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen CrossGolf TSI?

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Once we are done you should be able to get back on the road and get on with your day

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering nationwide cover, for Volkswagen motorists in particular. We mostly attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • 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 petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going once again.

The Procedure

The method of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially exactly the same for most motor vehicles. Needless to say it may vary to some extent as each brand has their own fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally adheres to the following guidelines:

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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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