Incorrect fuel in a Volkswagen Touran TDI? Petrol in your Diesel Volkswagen?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen is a fairly typical mistake to make. And its solution is based on an assortment of factors. If you want to know what you have to do to sort it out then please read on.
Let us discuss the most important variables to keep in mind when making a decision whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. How much Petrol have you put in to the Volkswagen, taking into consideration that the fuel capacity of your Volkswagen Touran TDI is probably around 60 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Touran TDI will in most cases not really be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that anything under 3 litres (5% of the overall fuel tank capacity) is in many instances capable of being adequately diluted simply by completely topping the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It is relatively uncommon to find a car suffering from issues with less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is very unusual - not impossible to find. You will discover a few motor vehicles that won't endure any degree of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Between 3 and 6 litres of Petrol in the Volkswagen (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 condition. Our experience has shown that as many motorists get away with it as all those who break down. Whenever trying to decide whether to risk it and just simply top it up remember that it is much like wagering all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 6 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Touran TDI ought to promptly be removed because your likelihood of getting away with this amount of contamination is almost certainly lower than one in fifty - extremely big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Volkswagen and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance problems as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in the Touran TDI? If that's the case, have it removed irrespective of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continually driving a car that is now beginning to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will typically cause increasing amounts of harm being caused to the fuel system.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    Then simply just get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some amount of danger affiliated with running a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Probable outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are several of the commonest Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and if you notice any of them then stop and get it drained right away.

Don't just have any untrained so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Volkswagen experts and have got the credentials and experience needed to make certain 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 Touran TDI?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having national service, for Volkswagen motorists particularly. We principally attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

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

The Procedure

The procedure of extracting Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is in essence similar for a large number of motor vehicles. Needless to say it can differ a little as every make has their unique distinct fuel system. However it still generally follows the following guidelines:

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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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