Bad fuel in a Volkswagen CrossTouran TSI? Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen is a common error. And its solution depends on a few things. In case you would like to know what you ought to do about this then keep reading.
Listed here the most crucial variables to keep in mind whenever deciding whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put into the Volkswagen, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Volkswagen CrossTouran TSI is in most cases around 60 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, less than 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol CrossTouran TSI will more often than not not be a massive problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 3 litres (5% of the whole fuel tank) is frequently able to be completely diluted by means of totally filling the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is relatively rare to find a car going through difficulties because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is infrequently found - in no way impossible to encounter. You can get a number of automobiles that will not stand any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Volkswagen (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has revealed that as many drivers get away with it as those people who don't. Whenever you are trying to decide whether to risk it and just top it up remember that it is exactly like wagering everything on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol CrossTouran TSI ought to immediately be removed seeing as your likelihood of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is in all likelihood below one in fifty - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance issues ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the CrossTouran TSI? If you have, get it drained no matter the quantity of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving a car that is beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination can only cause more and more harm being caused to your fuel system components.
  3. Are you interested in assurance?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is inevitably some degree of threat associated with driving a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Likely implications of driving on the incorrect fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, etc. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you detect any of them then stop driving and have it removed asap.

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Put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen CrossTouran TSI?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having nationwide coverage, for Volkswagen motorists particularly. We mostly attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Vehicle
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  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Volkswagen vehicles. Regardless of whether it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving again.

The Process

The technique of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially similar for the majority of motor vehicles. Needless to say it can vary slightly as every make has their particular distinct fuel system. Having said that it still adheres to the following principles:

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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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