Bad fuel in your Volkswagen Caravelle TD? Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen is a well-known mistake to make. And its solution is determined by various things. Assuming you want to find out what it is advisable to do about it then keep reading.
These are the most crucial factors to to consider when choosing whether to get the car drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put in the Volkswagen, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of the Volkswagen Caravelle TD is in most cases around 80 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Petrol, as little as 4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Caravelle TD will in most cases not necessarily be a major problem. Experience has taught us that anything under 4 litres (5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is frequently capable of being adequately diluted by means of entirely topping the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's quite unusual to find a motor vehicle going through issues due to under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is very uncommon - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are a number of vehicles that will not endure any quantity of contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 4 and 8 litres of Petrol in the Volkswagen (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience demonstrates that as many motorists get away with this as those people who don't. Any time you're deciding upon whether or not to risk it and just simply top it up remember that it is the same thing as betting everything on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it working out.
    3. Anything over 8 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Caravelle TD really should straightaway be drained seeing that your probability of driving with this level of contamination is more than likely lower than one in 50 - genuinely long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance concerns after putting the bad fuel in your Caravelle TD? If that's the case, have it drained irrespective of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continually driving a motor vehicle that is already starting to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will probably just bring about progressively more harm being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Do you need peace of mind?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably some amount of threat affiliated with driving a Diesel motor on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Possible consequences of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so on. These are some of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and should you recognise any of them then cease driving and get it drained right now.

Avoid having any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Volkswagen experts and hold the certification and practical experience required to make sure that 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 even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen Caravelle TD?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having countrywide service, for Volkswagen motorists particularly. We primarily fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Car
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  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Volkswagen vehicles. Regardless of whether it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you on the road again.

The Process

The procedure of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is basically identical for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Of course it may vary a little as each make has their unique fuel system. However it still fundamentally adheres to the following principles:

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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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Petrol in Diesel Questions

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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