Incorrect fuel in your Volvo xC60D? Petrol in your Diesel Volvo?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Volvo is a common mistake to make. And its remedy depends upon an assortment of things. In the event that you would like to know what you should do to sort it out then keep reading.
These are the most important factors to consider whenever making a decision whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol did you put in the Volvo, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Volvo xC60D is most likely about 70 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, something like 3.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel xC60D will generally not really be a major problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 3.5 litres (about 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is sometimes able to be adequately diluted by means of entirely filling up the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It is highly uncommon to find a car going through issues with lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is very uncommon - certainly not impossible to encounter. You will discover some automobiles that don't endure any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 3.5 and 7 litres of Petrol in the Volvo (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our expertise demonstrates that as many people get away with it as those who don't. Whenever you are trying to decide whether or not to chance it and just simply fill it up bear in mind that it is the same as wagering your car on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working out.
    3. Anything in excess of 7 litres of Petrol in your Diesel xC60D should straightaway be drained seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with this level of contamination is probably less than one in fifty - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Volvo and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance problems since putting the bad fuel in your xC60D? If you have, get it drained no matter the volume of Petrol or even the contamination ratio. Still running a vehicle that is beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can definitely result in more and more harm being caused to your fuel system components.
  3. Are you looking for security?
    Simply get it drained. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of threat in connection with driving a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible final outcomes of driving a car on the wrong fuel can include the motor not starting, running unevenly, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so on. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you detect any of them stop driving and have it drained asap.

Do not just get any unqualified so-and-so to attend your automobile. We are Volvo experts and hold the credentials and expertise required to ensure you get back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Volvo

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Volvo? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Volvo xC60D?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting countrywide service, for Volvo motorists in particular. We predominantly fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Car
  • Diesel in your Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Volvo specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Volvo vehicles. Whether it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.

The Process

The procedure of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is essentially identical for most vehicle makes. Obviously it can vary to some degree as each make has their unique fuel system. However it still basically observes the following guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Volvo

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Vehicle Restart

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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