Bad fuel in a Volkswagen Golf TDI? Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen is a fairly typical mistake. And what you want to do about it is determined by an assortment of things. If perhaps you want to find out what you have to do about this then stay with me.
Listed here are the most crucial variables to to consider whenever choosing whether to get your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put in the Volkswagen, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of your Volkswagen Golf TDI is normally roughly 55 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, as little as 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Golf TDI will more often than not not be a big problem. Experience has shown us that an amount under 2.75 litres (roughly 5% of the entire fuel tank capacity) is generally able to be sufficiently diluted by means of thoroughly filling up the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It's extremely uncommon to encounter an automobile experiencing issues because of less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is very uncommon - not impossible to encounter. There are a number of automobiles that don't stand any degree of contamination whatsoever.
    2. 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 people get away with it as all those who break down. Any time you are deciding on whether to risk it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is very much like wagering your car on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 5.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Golf TDI ought to as soon as possible be drained out because your likelihood of succeeding with this amount of contamination is very likely below one in 50 - truly long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen and drove it: Have you seen any performance concerns ever since putting the incorrect fuel in your Golf TDI? If that's the case, have it emptied irrespective of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Still running a vehicle that is already beginning to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will probably only end up in progressively more damage affecting the fuel system.
  3. Do you need security?
    Then get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some amount of danger resulting from driving a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Possible results of driving on the wrong fuel include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them cease driving and have it removed immediately.

Keep away from getting any unqualified so-and-so to try to repair your automobile. We are Volkswagen experts and hold the qualifications and working experience necessary to make certain that you get back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen

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

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting nationwide cover, for Volkswagen motorists especially. We mainly fix:

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

We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Volkswagen vehicles. No matter if it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The method of removing Petrol from a Diesel car is fundamentally similar for the majority of cars. Of course it may differ a little as every manufacturer has their unique fuel system. However it still generally observes 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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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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