Incorrect fuel in a Volkswagen Polo? Diesel in your Petrol Volkswagen?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen is a well-known problem. And its solution hinges on various things. If you would like to know what you ought to do to sort it out then keep on reading.
Listed here the most crucial factors to take into consideration when deciding on whether or not to have the car drained:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in to the Volkswagen, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the Volkswagen Polo is normally about 45 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, less than 2.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Polo will most of the time not really be a major problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 2.25 litres (which is roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is frequently capable of being completely diluted through entirely topping the tank with Petrol.
      It is relatively uncommon to find a car or truck suffering from difficulties with less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is infrequently found - in no way impossible to find. You can get some motor vehicles that will not stand any quantity of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Diesel in the Volkswagen (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our expertise demonstrates that as many people get away with it as those who don't. When deciding on whether to risk it and basically top it up recognise that it is very much like betting all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 4.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Polo should really immediately be drained out seeing as your probability of succeeding with that level of contamination is more than likely lower than one in fifty - definitely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen and drove it: Have you detected any performance difficulties after putting the bad fuel in the Polo? If so, get it emptied irrespective of the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Continuing to drive running a car that is starting to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably only be responsible for even more damage affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Would you like security?
    Simply get it removed. No matter the contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of danger in connection with driving a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely final outcomes of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include the motor not starting, running unevenly, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you notice any of them stop driving and get it drained asap.

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Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen Polo?

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  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Vehicle
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We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Volkswagen vehicles. Regardless of whether it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you on the road again.

The Process

The procedure of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially the same for most vehicle makes. Naturally it may vary a little as every manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. Having said that it still adheres to 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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