Wrong fuel in your Volvo xC70D? Petrol in your Diesel Volvo?

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Filling Petrol in a Diesel Volvo is a usual problem. And its remedy is determined by several factors. In the event that you would like to know what to do about this then keep reading.
Listed here are the key factors to think about whenever choosing whether or not to have the car drained:

  1. What amount of Petrol have you put in to the Volvo, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Volvo xC70D is usually approximately 70 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Petrol, something like 3.5 litres of Petrol in a Diesel xC70D will generally not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has taught us that quantities under 3.5 litres (close to 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is sometimes able to be sufficiently diluted by completely topping up the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It's pretty rare to find an automobile having difficulties with less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very unusual - certainly not impossible to find. There are actually certain vehicles that will not stand any degree of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 3.5 and 7 litres of Petrol in the Volvo (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has shown that as many motorists get away with it as those who break down. Any time you are deciding on whether or not to risk it and basically top it up recognise that it is much like gambling everything on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 7 litres of Petrol in your Diesel xC70D should right away be removed since your likelihood of getting away with that amount of contamination is very likely below one in fifty - seriously long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Volvo and drove it: Have you detected any performance concerns since putting the incorrect fuel in the xC70D? If so, have it removed irrespective of the amount of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Continually driving a car that is already starting to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will just bring about increasing amounts of harm being done to the fuel system.
  3. Do you want security?
    Then simply just get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is always some degree of risk connected to running a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely consequences of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the engine not starting, running unevenly, loss in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and the like. These are several of the commonest Petrol in Diesel symptoms, and in the event that you detect any of them cease driving and get it removed asap.

Keep away from having any unqualified so-and-so to try to repair your vehicle. We are Volvo specialists and have got the accreditation and experience needed to make certain that you get back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Volvo

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Volvo? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Volvo xC70D?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having countrywide cover, for Volvo motorists especially. We typically fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Car
  • Diesel in your Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water fuel 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 can get you going again.

The Process

The technique of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is fundamentally similar for the majority of vehicles. As you can imagine it can differ slightly as each manufacturer has their particular distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still adheres to the below principles:

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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 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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