Incorrect fuel in your Volkswagen Eos TSI? Diesel in your Petrol Volkswagen?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen is a regularly occurring problem. And its solution depends upon a few things. If perhaps you would like to find out what it is best to do to sort it out then stay with me.
Listed here are the most crucial factors to consider whenever choosing whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in to the Volkswagen, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of your Volkswagen Eos TSI is normally around 55 litres?
    1. A small amount of Diesel, less than 2.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Eos TSI will typically not necessarily be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 2.75 litres (approximately 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is in many instances capable of being completely diluted by wholly filling the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It's extremely unusual to encounter a vehicle suffering from problems with under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it's uncommon - not impossible to encounter. There are actually certain vehicles that don't stand any amount of contamination at all.
    2. Between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Diesel in the Volkswagen (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has shown that as many drivers get away with it as those who don't. Whenever you are deciding whether to chance it and simply fill it up remember that it is much like betting all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 5.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Eos TSI must straightaway be removed as your likelihood of succeeding with this level of contamination is probably below one in fifty - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance problems after putting the bad fuel in your Eos TSI? If that's the case, get it drained regardless of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run running a motor vehicle that is starting to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will probably typically end up in even more damage being done to your fuel system.
  3. Do you need reassurance?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of threat associated with driving a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible final outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the motor not starting, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them stop and get it removed right away.

Stay away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your vehicle. We are Volkswagen experts and have the certification and practical experience needed to ensure you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen

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

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Once we have completed you will be able to get back on the road and get on with your day

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering countrywide coverage, for Volkswagen motorists particularly. We primarily attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Volkswagen vehicles. No matter if it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you going again.

The Procedure

The method of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically the same for a large number of vehicle makes. As you can imagine it may differ slightly as each brand has their unique different fuel system. However it still essentially follows the following points:

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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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