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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Filling the tank with petrol, diesel or E85

Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual / While driving / At the filling station / Filling the tank / Filling the tank with petrol, diesel or E85

Fig. 188 Open tank flap with tank cap attached to the holder

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Switch off the engine, ignition, mobile telephone and auxiliary heater before filling the tank and leave them switched off during refilling.

Opening the tank cap

Filling the tank

The correct fuel grade for your vehicle is shown on a sticker on the inside of the tank flap   .

Closing the tank cap

After refuelling bioethanol vehicles

MultiFuel engines can be run either with petrol (RON 95) or with bioethanol E85, and with all mixtures of these two fuels   . The proportion of bioethanol contained in the fuel must not exceed 85%  . The procedure for refilling the vehicle is the same as for refilling with petrol   .

After refuelling with a mixture of bioethanol and petrol, drive for at least five minutes so the engine can adapt optimally to the current mixture. During this period the idling engine speed can vary. During this period, do not drive at top speed, use high engine revs or depress the accelerator fully.

WARNING

Do not continue filling the tank once the filler nozzle stops automatically. The fuel tank could be overfilled. This can cause fuel to splash out and overflow. This can cause fires, explosions and serious injuries.

NOTICE

Spilt fuel can pollute the environment.

Indicator lamps and fuel gauge
Fig. 187 In the instrument cluster: fuel gauge for petrol and diesel First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Lit up ...

Things to note for diesel vehicles
Fig. 189 Tank flap open: misfuelling prevention device in the fuel filler First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The fuel filler in diesel vehicles can be fitt ...

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