Bad fuel in a Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid? Diesel in your Petrol Volkswagen?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen is a regularly occurring mistake. And its remedy is based on a number of factors. If perhaps you want to know what you should do about this then continue reading.
These are the most important factors to be aware of when choosing whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in the Volkswagen, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of your Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid is normally approximately 85 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, as little as 4.25 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Touareg Hybrid will quite often not really be a massive problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 4.25 litres (roughly 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is generally able to be sufficiently diluted by wholly filling the tank with Petrol.
      It is relatively rare to find a motor vehicle experiencing issues because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is infrequent - definitely not impossible to encounter. You will discover a few automobiles that won't endure any quantity of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Somewhere between 4.25 and 8.5 litres of Diesel in the Volkswagen (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience demonstrates that as many people get away with it as those who don't. Whenever trying to decide whether or not to chance it and just simply fill it up consider that it is the same thing as gambling all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 8.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Touareg Hybrid really should as soon as possible be removed since your probability of driving with that amount of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in 50 - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance difficulties since putting the bad fuel in the Touareg Hybrid? If you have, get it emptied regardless of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive running a car that is already beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably definitely lead to increasing amounts of damage affecting your fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    In that case get it emptied. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of threat connected to driving a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Possible outcomes of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the engine not starting, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so on. These are a few of the commonest Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you detect any of them stop driving and have it drained right away.

Keep away from getting any untrained so-and-so to try to repair your vehicle. We are Volkswagen experts and have got the accreditation and experience needed to ensure that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid?

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All done & You Get Going Again

As soon as we have completed you should be able to get back on your way and get on with your trip

Wrong Fuel Drain Specialists

We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering national coverage, for Volkswagen motorists particularly. We predominantly deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Car
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Volkswagen vehicles. Whether it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road again.

The Process

The technique of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially exactly the same for the majority of vehicle makes. Naturally it may differ to some extent as each make has their own fuel system. Even so it still generally follows the below 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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