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:
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.
Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Volkswagen? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen Touareg V6?
Give us a call and obtain reliable guidance and practical help for your particular circumstances
We are able to go to you to perform the contaminated fuel drain & cleanse right there on scene
As soon as we are done you can get back moving and get on with your trip
We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having nationwide cover, for Volkswagen motorists in particular. We mostly attend to:
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 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:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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