Contaminated fuel in a Volkswagen CrossTouran TDI? Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen is a regularly occurring error. And its solution hinges on an assortment of factors. Assuming you would like to know what you need to do about this then continue reading.
Listed below are the key factors to be aware of whenever deciding whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Petrol did you put in the Volkswagen, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Volkswagen CrossTouran TDI is usually around 60 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, less than 3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel CrossTouran TDI will most of the time not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything under 3 litres (which is approximately 5% of the entire fuel tank) is usually able to be completely diluted by means of entirely topping the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It's rather unusual to come across a motor vehicle experiencing difficulties due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it's unusual - definitely not impossible to find. You will discover a number of automobiles that will not endure any level of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Somewhere between 3 and 6 litres of Petrol in the Volkswagen (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our experience has revealed that as many motorists get away with this as those who don't. When you are trying to decide whether to chance it and simply top it up remember that it is the same as wagering your car on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 6 litres of Petrol in a Diesel CrossTouran TDI ought to immediately be drained seeing that your likelihood of driving with that amount of contamination is undoubtedly below one in 50 - definitely long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance difficulties as a result of putting the wrong fuel in the CrossTouran TDI? If so, get it removed irrespective of the amount of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive running a car that is already beginning to suffer the effects of wrong fuel contamination will probably likely end up in increasing amounts of damage being done to your fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    You should get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is always some extent of threat connected with operating a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable results of driving a car on the wrong fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them stop and get it removed right now.

Do not simply have any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your automobile. We are Volkswagen experts and have the qualifications and expertise required to make certain you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen

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

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  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Car
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We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Volkswagen vehicles. Even if it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road again.

The Process

The procedure of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is generally the same for the vast majority of vehicle makes. Of course it does vary somewhat as every make has their own distinct fuel system. Having said that it still generally observes the below guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Volkswagen

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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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