Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen is a usual error. And its solution depends upon several things. In the event that you want to know what you have to do to sort it out then keep on reading.
These are the key variables to be aware of when deciding whether to have your car drained:
Keep away from having any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your car. We are Volkswagen specialists and possess the qualifications and expertise necessary to ensure you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.
Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen Passat TDI?
Contact us and receive honest recommendations and practical assistance for your specific circumstances
We are able to go to you to perform the complete fuel drain & purge right there on scene
Once we are done you can get back on your way and get on with your trip
We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Volkswagen motorists in particular. We typically attend:
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 your home, we are able to get you going again.
The procedure of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is fundamentally the same for most vehicles. As you can imagine it does vary a bit as every manufacturer has their unique fuel system. However it still basically observes the following guidelines:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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