Incorrect fuel in a Volvo V70? Diesel in your Petrol Volvo?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Volvo is a fairly typical error. And what you have to do about it hinges on a number of factors. In the event that you would like to find out what you have to do to fix it then read on.
Listed here are the main factors to be aware of when deciding on whether to have it drained:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in the Volvo, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of the Volvo V70 is in most cases around 70 litres?
    1. A modest quantity of Diesel, less than 3.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol V70 will quite often not be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that an amount less than 3.5 litres (roughly 5% of the whole fuel tank) is sometimes able to be adequately diluted simply by completely filling up the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It is very uncommon to find a vehicle having problems due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is uncommon - in no way impossible to encounter. You will discover a few automobiles that don't endure any degree of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 3.5 and 7 litres of Diesel in the Volvo (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has shown us that as many people get away with this as those who break down. When you are figuring out whether to risk it and basically fill it up consider that it is just like wagering it all on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 7 litres of Diesel in your Petrol V70 really should straight away be drained as your likelihood of getting away with this quantity of contamination is very likely lower than one in 50 - definitely big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Volvo and drove it: Have you spotted any performance problems since putting the incorrect fuel in the V70? If so, get it removed regardless of the quantity of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Still running a vehicle that is currently starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination can typically be responsible for more and more harm being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    Simply get it drained. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is always some extent of danger linked with driving a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely results of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include things like the engine not starting, running unevenly, reduced power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most typical Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them then cease driving and have it removed right away.

Refrain from having any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your vehicle. We are Volvo specialists and possess the accreditation and experience necessary to ensure you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Volvo

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Volvo? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Volvo V70?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering national coverage, for Volvo motorists especially. We typically fix:

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

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

The Procedure

The technique of extracting Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence the same for the vast majority of cars. Naturally it does differ somewhat as every brand has their unique fuel system. Having said that it still basically observes the following points:

Petrol in Diesel Volvo

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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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