Wrong fuel in a Volkswagen Phaeton V6 4Motion? Diesel in your Petrol Volkswagen?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen is a fairly typical error. And what you need to do about it is based on a few factors. Assuming you would like to know what you need to do about it then keep reading.
Let us discuss the main factors to take into consideration whenever choosing whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in the Volkswagen, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Volkswagen Phaeton V6 4Motion is usually about 90 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, as little as 4.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Phaeton V6 4Motion will typically not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that an amount under 4.5 litres (about 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is sometimes capable of being sufficiently diluted by means of entirely filling the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's quite unusual to come across a motor vehicle going through issues with below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very infrequent - definitely not impossible to find. There are some motor vehicles that won't endure any quantity of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 4.5 and 9 litres of Diesel in the Volkswagen (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has shown that as many motorists get away with it as those who break down. Any time you're deciding whether to chance it and just simply top it up consider that it is exactly like wagering everything on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 9 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Phaeton V6 4Motion should really immediately be drained seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with this amount of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in fifty - truly big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance troubles as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in your Phaeton V6 4Motion? If you have, get it drained regardless of the amount of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Still running a car that is now starting to suffer the effects of fuel contamination will only cause more harm affecting your fuel system.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    You should get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of threat linked with driving a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely implications of driving a car on the wrong fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and should you detect any of them stop driving and have it drained immediately.

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Put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen Phaeton V6 4Motion?

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  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Auto
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We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Volkswagen vehicles. Even if it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you going once again.

The Process

The technique of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence the same for the majority of vehicles. Of course it may differ a bit as every brand has their own different fuel system. Nevertheless it still fundamentally observes the below 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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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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