Incorrect fuel in a Volvo V90? Diesel in your Petrol Volvo?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Volvo is a usual mistake. And its solution depends upon a number of factors. In case you would like to know what to do about it then read on.
Let us discuss the most important factors to to consider whenever figuring out whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel have you put in the Volvo, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of your Volvo V90 is probably approximately 80 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 4 litres of Diesel in a Petrol V90 will usually not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 4 litres (which is about 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is frequently capable of being completely diluted through thoroughly topping up the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It is highly rare to encounter an automobile going through issues due to lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is unusual - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are actually certain automobiles that won't stand any degree of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 4 and 8 litres of Diesel in the Volvo (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has proven that as many motorists get away with this as those who don't. Whenever deciding whether to risk it and just fill it up bear in mind that it is much like wagering all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 8 litres of Diesel in a Petrol V90 ought to immediately be drained out seeing as your likelihood of succeeding with this amount of contamination is certainly lower than one in 50 - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Volvo and drove it: Have you noticed any kind of performance issues as a result of putting the bad fuel in your V90? If you have, have it removed regardless of the volume of Diesel or even the contamination percentage. Continuing to run running a motor vehicle that is now beginning to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will likely cause increasing amounts of damage affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of risk affiliated with running a Petrol vehicle on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely implications of driving a car on the wrong fuel normally include the motor not starting, running unevenly, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and if you observe any of them then stop and get it removed immediately.

Avoid getting any unqualified so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Volvo specialists and hold the certification and expertise necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Volvo

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Volvo? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Volvo V90?

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Once we are done you will be able to get back on the road and get on with your day

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting nationwide cover, for Volvo motorists particularly. We mainly attend to:

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

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 going again.

The Process

The procedure of extracting Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is fundamentally exactly the same for the majority of motor vehicles. Of course it can differ somewhat as each make has their unique distinct fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally adheres to the below points:

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Fuel Drain

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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