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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Petrol  

 → Diesel  

 → Bioethanol (Ethylalcohol) 

Different engines require different fuels. The factory-fitted sticker on the inside of the tank flap indicates the fuel type that is required for your particular vehicle.

Volkswagen recommends using low-sulphur or sulphur-free fuels, to help reduce fuel consumption and prevent damage to the engine.

If the engine is not running smoothly or begins to judder, this can indicate poor or inadequate fuel quality, e.g. water in the fuel. If these symptoms appear, reduce the vehicle speed immediately and drive to the nearest qualified workshop at medium engine speeds, avoiding high engine loading. If these symptoms occur immediately after the vehicle has been refuelled, switch the engine off as soon as it is safe to do so and seek expert assistance. This can help to prevent further damage.

Additional information and warnings:

WARNING

Incorrect handling of fuel can cause explosions, fire and serious burns and injuries.
Fuel
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Petrol
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Petrol types Fuels with a maximum ethanol content of 10% (E10) can be used for refuelling. Petrol types are categorised ...

Other materials:

Dimensions – “e-Golf” lettering on rear lid
  Note When fitting the lettering, observe the fitting notes → Anchor. 1 -  Lettering Model designation 2 -  Height dimension 75.5 ± 1 mm, from lower edge of lettering to tail light 3& ...

Safety precautions for working on vehicles with Start/Stop system
Risk of injury due to unexpected engine start In vehicles with activated Start/Stop system, the engine may start up unexpectedly. The status of the Start/Stop system is indicated by a message in the dash panel insert. –  Deactivate Start/Stop syste ...

Bringing air conditioning system into service after charging
  Note If the air conditioner compressor was removed, the V-belt pulley /freewheel must be turned by hand approx. 10 times prior to initial operation. This prevents any damage occurring from a fluid hammer in the air conditioner compressor when th ...

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