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Old November 2nd, 2017, 22:03   #1
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Default 500ppm damage

Guys please help me, I have filled my audi a4 b8 2.0tdi with 500ppm and in jst less than a kilometre it stopped, please help me with the solution, if the fuel is drained, will it run again or is there any damage?
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 14:21   #2
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Are you talking about gasoline as we say here in the US? If you can pump the tank dry and replace the fuel filter, you might be okay but every case is different.
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 15:48   #3
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Are you talking about gasoline as we say here in the US? If you can pump the tank dry and replace the fuel filter, you might be okay but every case is different.
I believe the reference is to 500ppm sulfur (aka low sulfur) diesel.

OP, you'll need to get it out of there and put 50 ppm in. Your ECU might have just freaked out from all the sulfur suddenly in the fuel and the result on the exhaust/emissions cycle. Damage, if any, would be to the emissions system, but in that short a time I don't think you have any worries.

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I don't think the sulfur content itself is responsible for the sudden failure to run. I'd say it was some very old, nasty/contaminated fuel. I'd pump it out and change the fuel filter.

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Old November 3rd, 2017, 20:57   #5
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Do they even have a DPF on cars there? IIRC, that's one of very few things that higher that 50ppm sulfur will affect.

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Old November 5th, 2017, 13:19   #6
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I know of a few vw's that have been fed 500ppm and even 5,000 ppm down in mexico and both are still running perfectly today.
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