Did you put the wrong fuel in your Volkswagon? Well, don’t fuss! We can help you.
You’d be dumbfounded at just how many Volkswagons we resuce every week. It would seem that misfuelling them is quite popular.
Interestingly though, there are quite a few differences between each of the different VW models. Let me elaborate:
Wrong Fuel in VW Golf
The VW Golf fuel tank is probably one of the easiest to access and drain. Once you get past the anti-siphon you can really just drain the tank from the filler-neck. This is pretty much the same for all the front-wheel-drive VW models, including the Polo, Passat, Caddy, Touran, etc. As you can see from the picture below there are not too many places for the fuel to hide, therefore it is quite a simple job to empty out.
Draining the “Twin” tanks:
Unfortunately Volkswagen also make a number of vehicles that make use of a twin-tank. The picture below shows the general layout of one of these fuel tanks (specifically that of the VW Tiguan). This layout allows room for the prop shaft to run down the length of the vehicle to engage the rear wheels – a common set-up for rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel drive (4×4) vehicles.
These tanks require a bit more finesse and skill to empty out as the second side of the tank is usually not accessible from the filler neck.
Fortunately we are able to get even these tanks fully drained. Simply give us a call and we can help.