Filling Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen is a fairly typical mistake. And exactly what you have to do about it is based on several different factors. In case you would like to find out what it is advisable to do to sort it out then stay with me.
Let us discuss the most important factors to take into account when deciding on whether to get a fuel drain:
Don't simply have any unqualified mechanic to attend your car. We are Volkswagen experts and have got the accreditation and expertise necessary to make certain you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.
Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen Lupo?
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Once we are done you are able to get back on your way and get on with your trip
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We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Volkswagen vehicles. Whether it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you going again.
The system of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially exactly the same for a large number of cars. Needless to say it may vary to some degree as each manufacturer has their particular different fuel system. Even so it still basically adheres to the following points:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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