I have one of the older VW Passat Deisel Estates and have done the most stupid thing! I called in to a garage that I don't usually use and got £10 worth of deisel - Or at least i thought I was putting diesel in.
The car drove well enough for about 8 miles till I got to a friends place but then the engine "died" just as I was paking up and would not start again. After looking around what had happened dawned on me. I took the fuel filler cap off and could smell petrol.
There was no knocking from the engine and it drove well enough between the garage and my mates place so I am sure that I haven't damaged the engine. I can't do anything about it till Friday as I am in hospital tomorrow (Only for my annual heart review, and I don't think there are any problems in that department) and then I am away on a day trip with the elderly from our flats on Thursday.
I have another good friend who lives just round the corner from where the car is broken down and on Friday we are going to tow the car to his lock up garage and drain the system, pit a new fuel filter onit and then get it going again with fresh DIESEL!
What I need to know in advance is: Is there a fuel drain plug on the tank or will we have to drop the tank to drain it out.
Can anyone advise please?