Contaminated fuel in a Volkswagen Eos TDI? Petrol in your Diesel Volkswagen?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen is a regularly occurring mistake. And exactly what you have to do about it depends upon a few factors. In case you would like to know what it is best to do to fix it then please read on.
Let us discuss the most crucial variables to think about when choosing whether to have your car drained:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put in the Volkswagen, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Volkswagen Eos TDI is normally roughly 55 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, as little as 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Eos TDI will usually not really be a massive problem. Experience has taught us that an amount under 2.75 litres (close to 5% of the fuel tank) is quite often able to be sufficiently diluted simply by wholly filling up the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It is rather rare to encounter an automobile suffering from issues with under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is rare - certainly not impossible to find. You will discover a number of cars that will not stand any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Petrol in the Volkswagen (5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has revealed that as many motorists get away with this as all those who break down. Any time you're deciding whether or not to risk it and simply fill it up remember that it is the same as gambling it all on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 5.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Eos TDI should really straight away be drained out since your probability of getting away with that level of contamination is in all likelihood less than one in fifty - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen and drove it: Have you spotted any performance concerns ever since putting the wrong fuel in the Eos TDI? If so, have it emptied no matter the volume of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Continually running an automobile that is already starting to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will only cause increasing amounts of damage affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    In that case get it removed. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is inevitably some degree of risk connected to operating a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Possible final outcomes of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include the engine not starting, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the commonest Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them then stop and get it removed right now.

Avoid having any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Volkswagen specialists and have got the accreditation and practical experience required to make sure that you get back on the road with no hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen Eos TDI?

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

We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Volkswagen vehicles. Whether or not it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you moving once again.

The Process

The procedure of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is basically exactly the same for virtually all vehicle makes. Naturally it can differ to some degree as every brand has their particular different fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally observes 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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Vehicle Restart

Get the car up and running again

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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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