Contaminated fuel in a Volkswagen Touareg TDI? Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen is a well-known mistake. And its remedy varies according to a number of factors. In the event that you want to find out what you have to do about it then keep on reading.
Listed here are the key factors to think about whenever figuring out whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in the Volkswagen, taking into consideration that the fuel tank capacity of the Volkswagen Touareg TDI is normally about 100 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, less than 5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Touareg TDI will most of the time not really be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that anything less than 5 litres (which is about 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is very often able to be completely diluted simply by entirely topping up the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It's relatively rare to find a car having issues due to less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Remember that it is rare - certainly not impossible to find. You will discover a number of vehicles that will not stand any degree of contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 5 and 10 litres of Petrol in the Volkswagen (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our experience has revealed that as many motorists get away with it as those who break down. Whenever figuring out whether or not to risk it and just simply fill it up remember that it is just like gambling all of it on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 10 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Touareg TDI ought to right away be removed as your likelihood of driving with this level of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in fifty - truly long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen and drove it: Have you detected any kind of performance difficulties after putting the wrong fuel in your Touareg TDI? If that's the case, have it drained regardless of the quantity of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Still driving a vehicle that is currently beginning to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will probably only cause progressively more harm being done to your fuel system.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    Then simply just get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is inevitably some extent of threat resulting from running a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible consequences of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are several of the commonest Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and if you recognise any of them then stop driving and have it removed as soon as possible.

Keep away from getting any jack-of-all-trades to try to repair your car. We are Volkswagen experts and hold the qualifications and knowledge needed to ensure that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen

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

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  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Vehicle
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  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Volkswagen specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Volkswagen vehicles. Even if it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving again.

The Process

The procedure of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is generally the same for virtually all cars. Naturally it can differ to some degree as each make has their unique fuel system. Having said that it still basically observes 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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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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