Putting Petrol in a Diesel Volvo is a common mistake to make. And what you have to do about it depends upon an assortment of factors. Assuming you would like to know what it is best to do about this then read on.
Here are the key factors to be aware of when determining whether or not to get a fuel drain:
Do not simply have any untrained so-and-so to try to repair your vehicle. We are Volvo specialists and possess the accreditation and practical experience necessary to ensure you get back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.
By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Volvo? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Volvo 440 TD?
Give us a call and obtain genuine guidance and practical help for your exact situation
We would reach you to perform the complete contaminated fuel removal & cleanse there on scene
Once we are done you are able to get back on the road and get on with your day
We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having nationwide service, for Volvo motorists particularly. We typically attend:
We are Volvo specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Volvo vehicles. Regardless of whether it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you moving again.
The technique of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is basically similar for the vast majority of cars. Of course it does differ slightly as each brand has their particular fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally observes the following principles:
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.
In case you have any concerns or need help please Call us!
We can get you moving once again.
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