Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Volvo is a common problem. And its solution varies according to several factors. In the event that you would like to know what you need to do about it then please read on.
Here are the key variables to to consider when choosing whether to have your car drained:
Don't just have any unqualified so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Volvo specialists and possess the accreditation and experience required to make certain you get back on the road with no hassle or worry.
Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Volvo? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Volvo 460 TD?
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We can come to you to perform the full fuel drain & cleanse there on scene
As soon as we have finished you can get back on the road and get on with your trip
We are the top rated wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering national service, for Volvo motorists particularly. We mostly attend to:
We are Volvo specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Volvo vehicles. Regardless of whether it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you on the road again.
The technique of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is basically identical for most vehicle makes. Of course it may vary somewhat as every manufacturer has their own fuel system. Having said that it still generally adheres to the following points:
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.
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