Bad fuel in a Volvo 940? Diesel in a Petrol Volvo?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Volvo is a common error. And exactly what you need to do about it hinges on a variety of things. If you would like to find out what you ought to do about this then please read on.
Right here are the key variables to consider whenever deciding whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put in the Volvo, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Volvo 940 is most likely about 75 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, as little as 3.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol 940 will quite often not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities less than 3.75 litres (almost 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is quite often able to be sufficiently diluted by means of entirely topping the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is pretty rare to encounter an automobile suffering from problems because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it's uncommon - not impossible to find. You can get certain vehicles that will not endure any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Anywhere between 3.75 and 7.5 litres of Diesel in the Volvo (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has shown us that as many people get away with this as those people who don't. When deciding whether to chance it and simply fill it up remember that it is very much like gambling it all on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 7.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol 940 really should as soon as possible be drained since your probability of succeeding with that level of contamination is very likely less than one in 50 - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Volvo and drove it: Have you detected any performance problems after putting the wrong fuel in the 940? If that's the case, get it drained no matter the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run running an automobile that is now starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination will definitely be responsible for progressively more damage being done to your fuel system.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Simply get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of threat linked with driving a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable implications of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the engine not starting, running lumpy, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and if you detect any of them stop and get it drained as soon as possible.

Stay away from having any jack-of-all-trades to attend your automobile. We are Volvo experts and possess the skills and knowledge required to ensure that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Volvo

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Volvo? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Volvo 940?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, boasting countrywide service, for Volvo motorists especially. We predominantly fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in your Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Volvo specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Volvo vehicles. Even if it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you going again.

The Procedure

The technique of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is fundamentally exactly the same for most vehicle makes. Obviously it may vary slightly as each manufacturer has their particular different fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally observes 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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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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