Filling Petrol in a Diesel Volvo is a common mistake to make. And exactly what you have to do about it is dependent upon several things. Assuming you want to find out what you need to do to sort it out then keep on reading.
Let us discuss the key factors to to consider when deciding whether or not to have a fuel drain:
Don't just have any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your automobile. We are Volvo specialists and have the certification and knowledge needed to make sure that you are back on the road with no hassle or worry.
Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Volvo? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Volvo 940 TDI?
Call us and obtain straightforward guidance and practical help for your precise circumstance
We are able to come to you to do the fuel removal & purge there on scene
When we are done you will be able to get back on the road and get on with your day
We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, boasting nationwide service, for Volvo motorists especially. We mostly deal with:
We are Volvo specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Volvo vehicles. Whether or not it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going again.
The process of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is generally exactly the same for most cars. As you can imagine it may differ somewhat as each brand has their own distinct fuel system. However it still fundamentally observes 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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