Wrong fuel in a Volkswagen Scirocco TDI? Petrol in your Diesel Volkswagen?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen is a fairly typical problem. And exactly what you have to do about it depends upon various factors. If perhaps you want to know what you should do about it then read on.
Right here are the most crucial factors to keep in mind when deciding on whether to have the car drained:

  1. How much Petrol did you put in the Volkswagen, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Volkswagen Scirocco TDI is most likely roughly 55 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, something like 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Scirocco TDI will usually not really be a massive problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount under 2.75 litres (close to 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is often capable of being completely diluted by means of entirely topping up the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's pretty rare to come across a car having problems due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it's rare - definitely not impossible to find. You can get some motor vehicles that don't endure any amount of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Petrol in the Volkswagen (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has confirmed that as many people get away with this as those who break down. Any time you're deciding on whether or not to risk it and simply fill it up consider that it is just like gambling all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 5.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Scirocco TDI ought to promptly be drained out as your likelihood of succeeding with this amount of contamination is certainly lower than one in fifty - really huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen and drove it: Have you observed any performance issues since putting the bad fuel in your Scirocco TDI? If you have, have it removed no matter the volume of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Proceeding to run running an automobile that is already beginning to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination will typically end up in progressively more harm affecting the fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    Simply get it emptied. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always some amount of danger linked with driving a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Likely outcomes of driving a car on the incorrect fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and the like. These are several of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and if you detect any of them stop and get it removed asap.

Do not just get any unqualified so-and-so to try to fix your automobile. We are Volkswagen experts and have got the accreditation and experience needed to ensure that you are back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen

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

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having national coverage, for Volkswagen motorists particularly. We mainly fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Car
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  • AdBlue fuel contamination
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We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Volkswagen vehicles. Whether it's at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road again.

The Process

The process of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence identical for most motor vehicles. Needless to say it may vary to some extent as every make has their unique fuel system. Having said that it still adheres to the below principles:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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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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