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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:

Removing and installing lumbar support adjustment
Special tools and workshop equipment required       Removal pliers -3392-   Note Removal and installation are described for the left vehicle side. Follow same in ...

Repairs and faults in the airbag system
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Repairs and modifications must always be carried out according to Volkswagen specifications  . Modifications and repairs to the front bumper, the doors, the front seats, the headliner, or the bodywork should be carri ...

Pressures and temperatures in the refrigerant circuit
  WARNING When working on the refrigerant circuit, observe generally applicable safety rules and the Regulations for Pressure Tanks. The pressures and temperatures in the ref ...

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