Wrong fuel in a Volkswagen Phaeton V6? Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen is a very common mistake to make. And exactly what you need to do about it is determined by various factors. In case you want to find out what you have to do about this then continue reading.
Here are the most important factors to to consider whenever deciding on whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in to the Volkswagen, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Volkswagen Phaeton V6 is normally approximately 90 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 4.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Phaeton V6 will typically not be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything less than 4.5 litres (which is close to 5% of the overall fuel tank) is very often capable of being sufficiently diluted by completely topping up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's extremely rare to encounter a vehicle having issues with below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is rare - certainly not impossible to encounter. You will discover some automobiles that won't stand any quantity of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 4.5 and 9 litres of Diesel in the Volkswagen (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has shown that as many motorists get away with this as those people who break down. Any time you're deciding upon whether or not to risk it and just top it up bear in mind that it is exactly like gambling your car on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything over 9 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Phaeton V6 really should immediately be removed since your likelihood of getting away with this level of contamination is probably lower than one in fifty - really big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance troubles ever since putting the incorrect fuel in your Phaeton V6? If you have, get it removed no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continually running a car that is currently starting to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can likely result in more harm being done to the fuel system.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    In that case get it drained. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always some degree of danger affiliated with operating a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely results of driving a car on the wrong fuel include the engine not starting, running lumpy, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them then cease driving and get it drained right away.

Do not simply get any untrained so-and-so to try to fix your car. We are Volkswagen specialists and have the skills and expertise needed to make certain you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen

By mistake put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen Phaeton V6?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting countrywide cover, for Volkswagen motorists in particular. We typically fix:

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  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

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

The Process

The system of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence the same for a large number of motor vehicles. Obviously it can differ to some extent as every make has their particular distinct fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally observes the following guidelines:

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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 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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