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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:

Displays
Fig. 172 In the instrument cluster display: distance warning display Fig. 173 The display in the instrument cluster: advance warning display First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Distance warning If the safe distance to the vehicle in front drops below ...

Damage caused by foreign bodies
Driving over hard, pointed objects like nails, screws and the like can pierce the tyre. This always leads to tyre damage.     Damage due to embedded foreign body Often ...

Tyre monitoring indicator lamp
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Lit up Possible cause   Solution The tyre pressure of one tyre or several tyres has decreased considerably in comparison to the tyre pressure set by the ...

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