Wrong fuel in your Volkswagen Sharan TSI? Diesel in your Petrol Volkswagen?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen is a usual mistake. And exactly what you need to do about it is determined by an assortment of factors. If you want to find out what it is best to do about it then continue reading.
Listed here the main variables to to consider when deciding whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put into the Volkswagen, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Volkswagen Sharan TSI is in most cases around 70 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, something like 3.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Sharan TSI will more often than not not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything under 3.5 litres (about 5% of the entire fuel tank) is quite often able to be completely diluted by means of thoroughly topping up the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's very unusual to encounter a car going through difficulties due to less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it's infrequently found - definitely not impossible to find. You can get a few vehicles that will not stand any amount of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 3.5 and 7 litres of Diesel in the Volkswagen (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with this as those who don't. Any time you are figuring out whether or not to risk it and simply fill it up bear in mind that it is exactly like betting your car on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything above 7 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Sharan TSI really should promptly be removed because your probability of getting away with this amount of contamination is almost certainly below one in 50 - definitely long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen and drove it: Have you observed any performance concerns after putting the wrong fuel in the Sharan TSI? If that's the case, have it removed regardless of the volume of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Still running a motor vehicle that is starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination can typically lead to even more harm affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it removed. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of risk associated with driving a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely results of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you notice any of them then stop driving and have it removed immediately.

Do not just get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Volkswagen specialists and hold the credentials and working experience needed to make sure that you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen Sharan TSI?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering national coverage, for Volkswagen motorists in particular. We predominantly attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Volkswagen vehicles. Whether or not it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going once again.

The Process

The technique of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially exactly the same for most motor vehicles. As you can imagine it may differ a little as every brand has their own fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally follows the below principles:

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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 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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