Wrong fuel in a Volvo C70D? Petrol in a Diesel Volvo?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Volvo is a regularly occurring problem. And its solution is determined by an assortment of things. In the event that you want to find out what to do to sort it out then keep on reading.
Listed here are the most important factors to keep in mind whenever choosing whether to get it drained:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put into the Volvo, considering that the fuel tank capacity of your Volvo C70D is normally approximately 62 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, something like 3.1 litres of Petrol in a Diesel C70D will generally not really be a massive problem. Experience has taught us that quantities under 3.1 litres (about 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is very often capable of being sufficiently diluted simply by thoroughly filling the tank with Diesel.
      It's pretty rare to encounter a car or truck having issues with less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very uncommon - not impossible to find. You can get a number of automobiles that don't stand any amount of fuel contamination at all.
    2. In between 3.1 and 6.2 litres of Petrol in the Volvo (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has demonstrated that as many people get away with it as those people who don't. When trying to decide whether or not to chance it and just simply fill it up remember that it is exactly like betting all of it on black - you will have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 6.2 litres of Petrol in your Diesel C70D must immediately be drained out as your probability of driving with that quantity of contamination is in all likelihood lower than one in 50 - seriously big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Volvo and drove it: Have you noted any performance problems ever since putting the incorrect fuel in your C70D? If you have, get it emptied no matter the volume of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Proceeding to drive driving a motor vehicle that is beginning to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably only end up in increasing amounts of harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    Simply get it emptied. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of danger associated with running a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Likely final outcomes of driving a car on the wrong fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and in the event that you observe any of them stop driving and have it drained as soon as possible.

Avoid having any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your automobile. We are Volvo specialists and possess the accreditation and working experience needed to ensure that you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Volvo

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Volvo? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Volvo C70D?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having national coverage, for Volvo motorists in particular. We predominantly attend:

  • Unleaded petrol in your Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in an Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Volvo specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Volvo vehicles. Whether or not it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going again.

The Process

The process of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is generally the same for the majority of vehicles. Obviously it does vary somewhat as each manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. Having said that it still essentially follows the below points:

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Fuel Drain

Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Petrol in Diesel Questions

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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