Wrong fuel in your Volkswagen Beetle TDI? Petrol in your Diesel Volkswagen?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen is a common problem. And its solution depends on several things. If perhaps you would like to know what you ought to do to fix it then keep on reading.
Listed here the most important variables to take into account when determining whether or not to have your car drained:

  1. How much Petrol did you put in to the Volkswagen, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Volkswagen Beetle TDI is normally around 55 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, something like 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Beetle TDI will quite often not really be a major problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 2.75 litres (approximately 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is generally capable of being completely diluted by means of thoroughly filling the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It is pretty rare to find an automobile going through issues because of under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is uncommon - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are actually a few cars that will not endure any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Petrol in the Volkswagen (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown us that as many drivers get away with this as those people who don't. Whenever you are deciding whether to chance it and basically fill it up bear in mind that it is just like betting all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 5.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Beetle TDI really should promptly be drained seeing as your probability of succeeding with that quantity of contamination is very likely below one in fifty - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen and drove it: Have you noticed any performance issues since putting the bad fuel in your Beetle TDI? If you have, have it drained no matter the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive running a car that is now beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will just end up in even more damage being done to your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you want peace of mind?
    Simply get it drained. No matter the contamination percentage, there is always some extent of danger in connection with operating a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Likely outcomes of driving a car on the wrong fuel include the engine not starting, running unevenly, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the commonest Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and should you notice any of them cease driving and have it removed as soon as possible.

Keep away from getting any untrained so-and-so to try to fix your car. We are Volkswagen experts and possess the qualifications and expertise needed to ensure you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen Beetle TDI?

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  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Vehicle
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  • AdBlue contamination
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We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Volkswagen vehicles. No matter if it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you on the road once again.

The Process

The system of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially similar for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Of course it does differ a bit as each manufacturer has their particular fuel system. Having said that it still fundamentally adheres to the following 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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Petrol in Diesel FAQs

When someone has put Petrol in a Diesel car they have a few very common questions. So we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for you

I put Petrol in a Diesel 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 Diesel car on Petrol 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 Petrol can I get away with in a Diesel 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 Diesel 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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