Contaminated fuel in a Volkswagen Polo Fun TDI? Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen is a regular mistake to make. And what you need to do about it is dependent upon a number of things. In case you would like to find out what to do to sort it out then keep reading.
Let us discuss the main factors to to consider when making a decision whether to have a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put in to the Volkswagen, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of your Volkswagen Polo Fun TDI is probably approximately 45 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 2.25 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Polo Fun TDI will most of the time not be a big problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 2.25 litres (close to 5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is very often able to be completely diluted by means of thoroughly topping the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's quite rare to encounter an automobile experiencing difficulties due to under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very rare - in no way impossible to find. You can get some cars that don't stand any level of contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 2.25 and 4.5 litres of Petrol in the Volkswagen (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has shown that as many drivers get away with it as all those who break down. Whenever you are figuring out whether or not to chance it and basically fill it up consider that it is the same as betting all of it on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 4.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Polo Fun TDI should really straight away be removed seeing that your probability of getting away with this quantity of contamination is undoubtedly below one in fifty - extremely long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen and drove it: Have you noted any performance problems after putting the wrong fuel in the Polo Fun TDI? If you have, have it drained regardless of the volume of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Continually running a motor vehicle that is starting to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination can just be responsible for increasing amounts of harm affecting your fuel system.
  3. Do you need reassurance?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always some amount of threat affiliated with running a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Probable results of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor not starting, running lumpy, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and so on. These are several of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and should you observe any of them stop driving and have it drained as soon as possible.

Don't just have any jack-of-all-trades to try to fix your automobile. We are Volkswagen specialists and possess the skills and practical experience required to ensure you are back on the road with little hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Volkswagen Polo Fun TDI?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting national service, for Volkswagen motorists in particular. We predominantly attend:

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

We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Volkswagen vehicles. Regardless of whether it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.

The Process

The system of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is basically exactly the same for the majority of cars. Of course it does vary to some extent as every make has their own distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically adheres to the below 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 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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