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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:

Setting vehicle to initial position for wheel alignment
If measured values are outside specified tolerances, this may be because the vehicle is inclined. Right-hand drive vehicles or e.g. vehicles with an automatic gearbox may lean to one side slightly. This is due to the ins ...

General repair notes
Before starting work on the fuel supply system, the following steps must be performed: Before starting work, the extraction hose of a switched-on exhaust gas extraction system must be laid near to the assembly opening of the fuel t ...

Removing and installing temperature flap control motor -V68-, LHD vehicles
Heater and air conditioning system with electric/manual controls Special tools and workshop equipment required Vehicle diagnostic tester Removing –  Switch ...

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