Wrong fuel in your Volkswagen Multivan? Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen is a regular error. And exactly what you want to do about it depends upon several factors. In case you want to find out what it is best to do about this then continue reading.
Let us discuss the key factors to take into consideration whenever choosing whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel have you put into the Volkswagen, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Volkswagen Multivan is probably about 80 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, something like 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Multivan will most of the time not really be a major problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 4 litres (roughly 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is oftentimes capable of being adequately diluted simply by completely filling the tank with the right fuel.
      It's extremely uncommon to encounter a motor vehicle suffering from issues due to under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is very infrequent - in no way impossible to find. You can get certain vehicles that don't stand any amount of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 4 and 8 litres of Diesel in the Volkswagen (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with it as all those who don't. When deciding whether or not to risk it and basically fill it up consider that it is the same thing as betting it all on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Multivan must promptly be removed as your likelihood of getting away with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly below one in fifty - seriously huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance problems ever since putting the wrong fuel in the Multivan? If you have, have it removed no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually driving an automobile that is starting to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will probably only lead to progressively more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    Then get it removed. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always some extent of danger linked with running a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Probable outcomes of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the most common Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you notice any of them then stop driving and get it drained asap.

Don't just get any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your automobile. We are Volkswagen specialists and have the credentials and expertise necessary to make sure that you get back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen Multivan?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting national service, for Volkswagen motorists in particular. We mostly fix:

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

We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Volkswagen vehicles. Whether it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The procedure of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence exactly the same for the vast majority of cars. Obviously it does differ a little as every make has their particular distinct fuel system. Having said that it still basically adheres to the below principles:

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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 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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