Bad fuel in your Volvo V60 T3? Diesel in a Petrol Volvo?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Volvo is a well-known problem. And what you should do about it varies according to an assortment of factors. In the event that you would like to find out what you ought to do to fix it then continue reading.
Let us discuss the most important factors to consider whenever figuring out whether or not to get it drained:

  1. What level of Diesel did you put into the Volvo, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Volvo V60 T3 is most likely approximately 68 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Diesel, less than 3.4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol V60 T3 will generally not really be a major problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities under 3.4 litres (which is close to 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is in many instances able to be sufficiently diluted simply by wholly filling up the tank with Petrol.
      It's very unusual to encounter a car going through problems due to below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it's infrequent - definitely not impossible to encounter. You will discover a number of motor vehicles that will not endure any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 3.4 and 6.8 litres of Diesel in the Volvo (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our expertise demonstrates that as many motorists get away with this as all those who break down. Whenever deciding whether or not to risk it and basically fill it up recognise that it is just like wagering it all on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 6.8 litres of Diesel in your Petrol V60 T3 should really promptly be removed seeing that your probability of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in 50 - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Volvo and drove it: Have you spotted any performance troubles since putting the bad fuel in the V60 T3? If that's the case, have it drained regardless of the volume of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continually running an automobile that is now starting to suffer from the consequences of fuel contamination will probably just result in progressively more harm being caused to the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    You should get it drained. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably a certain level of threat connected with operating a Petrol motor on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely implications of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, etc. These are a few of the most common Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you notice any of them cease driving and have it removed as soon as possible.

Do not just get any unqualified so-and-so to try to drain your automobile. We are Volvo experts and possess the accreditation and experience necessary to make certain that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Volvo

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Volvo? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Volvo V60 T3?

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  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Car
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We are Volvo specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Volvo vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The process of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence exactly the same for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Of course it may vary to some degree as every manufacturer has their unique fuel system. Having said that it still basically follows 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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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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