Contaminated fuel in a Volkswagen Cross Polo TDI? Petrol in your Diesel Volkswagen?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen is a well-known error. And what you should do about it is determined by an assortment of things. In the event that you want to find out what you need to do to fix it then keep on reading.
Right here are the most crucial variables to be aware of whenever determining whether to have it drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put in the Volkswagen, taking into account that the fuel capacity of your Volkswagen Cross Polo TDI is most likely around 45 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, something like 2.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Cross Polo TDI will typically not necessarily be a big problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 2.25 litres (close to 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is quite often able to be adequately diluted simply by thoroughly topping the remainder of the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is pretty rare to find an automobile experiencing issues because of lower than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it is very unusual - certainly not impossible to find. There are actually certain vehicles that won't endure any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Petrol in the Volkswagen (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our expertise has shown us that as many drivers get away with it as those who break down. Any time you are deciding whether or not to risk it and simply fill it up remember that it is very much like wagering all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 4.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Cross Polo TDI should as soon as possible be drained out seeing as your probability of driving with that amount of contamination is undoubtedly lower than one in fifty - truly huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen and drove it: Have you observed any performance difficulties as a result of putting the wrong fuel in your Cross Polo TDI? If so, get it drained irrespective of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run running a car that is currently beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will likely cause progressively more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    Then simply just get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some degree of threat in connection with driving a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely consequences of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel normally include the motor not starting, running lumpy, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, etc. These are some of the most common Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and should you notice any of them then stop and get it removed asap.

Steer clear of having any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Volkswagen specialists and have the qualifications and expertise needed to ensure that you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen Cross Polo TDI?

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We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Volkswagen vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you moving again.

The Process

The procedure of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is fundamentally similar for most cars. As you can imagine it can vary somewhat as each make has their unique fuel system. Having said that it still adheres to the following guidelines:

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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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