Wrong fuel in a Volkswagen Touareg V6? Diesel in your Petrol Volkswagen?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen is a regularly occurring mistake. And what you want to do about it depends on various things. If you would like to know what you must do about it then keep on reading.
Listed here the key variables to be aware of when deciding whether or not to have your car drained:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put in to the Volkswagen, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Volkswagen Touareg V6 is most likely roughly 100 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, as little as 5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Touareg V6 will in most cases not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities under 5 litres (which is 5% of the overall fuel tank) is oftentimes capable of being sufficiently diluted through completely topping the tank with Petrol.
      It is pretty unusual to come across a vehicle having difficulties due to under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it's uncommon - certainly not impossible to find. There are some cars that don't endure any level of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 5 and 10 litres of Diesel in the Volkswagen (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has proven that as many people get away with it as all those who don't. Any time you're trying to decide whether to risk it and basically top it up consider that it is just like gambling all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 10 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Touareg V6 ought to straightaway be drained as your probability of getting away with that quantity of contamination is very likely below one in 50 - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance problems as a result of putting the wrong fuel in your Touareg V6? In that case, get it emptied irrespective of the volume of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continually driving a vehicle that is currently starting to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will only result in increasing amounts of damage affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want security?
    Simply get it removed. No matter the contamination percentage, there is inevitably some degree of risk associated with operating a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely results of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, etc. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you detect any of them then stop and get it removed immediately.

Stay away from having any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your automobile. We are Volkswagen specialists and possess the qualifications and knowledge necessary to make certain you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen Touareg V6?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having nationwide cover, for Volkswagen motorists in particular. We mostly attend to:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Car
  • Diesel in your Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

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

The Process

The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially exactly the same for the vast majority of vehicles. Naturally it can differ slightly as each make has their particular different fuel system. Having said that it still basically adheres to the following 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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