Incorrect fuel in your Volvo V60 D2? Petrol in your Diesel Volvo?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Volvo is a common error. And what you need to do about it will depend on a few things. Assuming you would like to find out what you must do about it then keep reading.
Listed here are the most important factors to think about whenever figuring out whether or not to have it drained:

  1. What level of Petrol have you put in to the Volvo, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Volvo V60 D2 is in most cases approximately 68 litres?
    1. A small amount of Petrol, as little as 3.4 litres of Petrol in a Diesel V60 D2 will usually not be a big problem. Experience has shown us that quantities under 3.4 litres (which is about 5% of the fuel tank) is in many instances capable of being sufficiently diluted simply by totally filling the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's relatively unusual to come across a car suffering from difficulties due to below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is very unusual - certainly not impossible to encounter. You can get some vehicles that won't endure any quantity of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 3.4 and 6.8 litres of Petrol in the Volvo (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our practical experience demonstrates that as many motorists get away with this as those people who break down. When you are deciding whether to risk it and basically top it up remember that it is the same as wagering it all on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything over 6.8 litres of Petrol in a Diesel V60 D2 should promptly be drained out as your probability of getting away with that quantity of contamination is more than likely lower than one in fifty - truly big odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Volvo and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance troubles as a result of putting the wrong fuel in your V60 D2? If that's the case, have it emptied no matter the amount of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run driving a motor vehicle that is already starting to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination can only bring about more damage affecting the fuel system.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    You should get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of threat caused by driving a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Possible outcomes of driving a vehicle on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor not starting, running unevenly, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are a few of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and should you observe any of them cease driving and have it removed right now.

Steer clear of getting any unqualified mechanic to try to repair your automobile. We are Volvo specialists and have got the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Volvo

Accidentally put Petrol in a Diesel Volvo? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Volvo V60 D2?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, having countrywide cover, for Volvo motorists especially. We primarily deal with:

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

We are Volvo specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Volvo vehicles. Regardless of whether it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Process

The procedure of draining Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is generally identical for virtually all vehicle makes. Naturally it can differ to some extent as each brand has their unique distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still essentially adheres to the following 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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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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