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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:

Overview of the driver door
Fig. 4 Overview of the controls in the driver door (left-hand drive vehicles) The controls are mirrored for right-hand drive vehicles Key for  : Door release lever   Central locking buttons for locking and unlocking the vehicle –   Switch for adjusting the exterior ...

Charging, replacing, disconnecting and connecting the vehicle battery
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Charging the battery The vehicle battery should be charged by a qualified workshop, as the technology used in factory-fitted batteries requires voltage-limited charging  . Volkswagen recommends using a Volkswagen deal ...

Painting parking aid sensor
To avoid malfunctions in the parking aid sensor, always observe the following when painting: Painting new parts   Maximum layer thickness 125 µm; a measurement of layer depth is absolutely essential following ...

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