Bad fuel in your Volvo V70 TD? Petrol in a Diesel Volvo?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Volvo is a fairly typical mistake. And what you want to do about it varies according to an assortment of factors. If you would like to find out what you have to do about this then read on.
Listed below are the most crucial factors to take into consideration whenever choosing whether or not to have a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Petrol did you put in the Volvo, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Volvo V70 TD is most likely approximately 70 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Petrol, less than 3.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel V70 TD will normally not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 3.5 litres (which is approximately 5% of the entire fuel tank) is oftentimes able to be completely diluted through totally filling the tank with Diesel.
      It's quite rare to come across an automobile having difficulties due to below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it's infrequently found - not impossible to encounter. You can get certain automobiles that won't stand any amount of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 3.5 and 7 litres of Petrol in the Volvo (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our experience has confirmed that as many people get away with it as those who break down. Any time you are deciding upon whether or not to chance it and just simply top it up consider that it is the same thing as betting all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 7 litres of Petrol in a Diesel V70 TD should really straight away be drained out seeing as your likelihood of succeeding with this amount of contamination is probably less than one in fifty - truly huge odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Volvo and drove it: Have you observed any performance troubles after putting the incorrect fuel in your V70 TD? If so, get it removed irrespective of the amount of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Continuing to run running a vehicle that is currently starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will definitely lead to even more damage affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    Then get it drained. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is inevitably a certain level of risk connected to running a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely results of driving on the wrong fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and so on. These are some of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and should you notice any of them stop and have it removed asap.

Keep away from getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your vehicle. We are Volvo experts and hold the credentials and practical experience necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Volvo

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Volvo? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Volvo V70 TD?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, offering countrywide coverage, for Volvo motorists especially. We mostly fix:

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

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

The Process

The method of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially exactly the same for a large number of vehicle makes. Obviously it can differ to some degree as every brand has their particular fuel system. Having said that it still follows the following guidelines:

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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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