Gas in Simcoe, Ontario
 
 
 
 

Gas in Simcoe, Ontario

 

Gasoline and your VW

What you need to know when fueling your vehicle.

 

Bad or poor qaulity fuel reduces operating preformance, efficiency and service life of the engine. If you notice any symptoms like rough engine idle or preformance, "bucking" or if an idicator light comes on imdeitialy reduce the vechicle speed, accelerate slowly, and keep the engine speed in the midle of the RPM range. Avoide high RPM and rapid accelation.

 

If these symptoms should appear right after refueling, switch off the engine.

 

Octane rating


Octane rating indicates a gasoline‘s ability to resist engine-damaging "knock" caused by pre-ignition.
Using the correct grade of gasoline is very important to help prevent engine damage and loss ol
engine performance.


The recommended gasoline octane rating for your engine is listed on a label inside oi the fuel filler
flap. This rating may be specified according to AKI (CLC) or HON (R02) standards.
If unleaded Premium grade gasoline is specified for your vehicle, then Volkswagen recommends using

TOP TlER Detergent Gasoline with a minimum octane rating ol 91 AKI (95 HON).

 

For more information on TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline, please go to the official web site here.


The gasoline grades most commonly sold in the United States and Canada have the following octane
ratings, which can usually be found on the filler pump:

 

- Premium grade: 91 to 96 AKI
- Regular grade: 87 to 90 AKI

 

Unleaded gasoline


Unleaded gasoline is available throughout the USA and Canada. Votkswagen recommends that you
do not take your vehicle to places where unleaded gasoiine may not be available.

 

Gasoline containing alcohol or MTBE


You may use unleaded gasoline blended with alcohol or MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether), commonly
referred to as oxygenated fuels, if the blended mixture meets the following criteria:

 

Blends of gasoline and methanol (wood alcohol or methyl alcohol):


- Anti-Knock index (AKI) must be 87 or higher.
- Blend must contain no more than 3% methanol.
- Blend must contain more than 2% co-solvents.

 

Blends of gasoline and ethanol (grain alcohol or ethyl alcohol):


- Anti-Knock Index (AKI) must be 87 or higher.
- Blend must contain no more than 15% ethanol.


Blends of gasoline and MT BE:


- Anti-Knock index (AKI) must be 87 or higher.
- Blend must contain no more than 15% MTBE.


Seasonally adjusted gasoline


Many fuels are blended especially for winter or summer conditions. When seasons change,
Volkswagen suggests that you buy fuel at busy stations where the seasonal adiustment is more likely
to be made earlier.


Starting fluids can explode and cause a run-away vehicle condition.


- Never use starting assist fluids.
- Never use fuel with an octane rating lower than B7 AKH91 RON. Using lower octane fuel may
  cause expensive engine damage.
- Never use leaded gasoline! Leaded gasoline will severely damage your vehicle's catalytic
  converter.

Methanol-blended fuels that do not meet the criteria listed above may cause corrosion and
may damage plastic and rubber parts in the fuel system.


Never use fuels that contain lead or other metals (check listing on the fuel pump). Even lead
replacement gasoline (LRP fuels) contain metallic additives in high concentrations. They can
damage the engine.


- Do not use fuels that tall to meet the criteria above, or with contents that cannot be
  identified.
- if you cannot tell whether a particular fuel blend meets the criteria above, ask your service
  station or its fuel supplier. if you notice a loss of fuel economy or drlvability and performance
  problems using one of these fuel blends, we recommend that you switch to unblended fuel.
- Using fuels that are different from those specified above can damage your vehicle's engine
  and fuel system and cause performance problems.
- Damage to the engine and fuel system and performance problems caused by using fuels
  that are different from those specified above or by using "starting assist fluids" are not the
  responsibility of Volkswagen and are not covered under the Emission warranties or any other

 

Volkswagen Limited Warranty.


* Even a single tank full of leaded fuel can do major damage to the catalytic converter and degrade
its effectiveness in reducing polluting emissions.


If you notice a loss of fuel economy or drivability and performance problems using one oi these
fuel blends, we recommend that you switch to unblended fuel. Never use fuel line antifreeze offered
for gasoline engines.

 

Gasoline additives


Fuel quality impacts the operating performance, efficiency and senrice life of the engine. Therefore,
use high quality gasoline that is already blended by the fuel supplier with suitable gasoline additives
that do not contain metal. The additives provide corrosion protection, clean the fuel system, and help
prevent deposits on the engine.


Not all gasoline additives are effective. Using the wrong additives can cause significant and expensive
damage to the engine and the catalytic converter. Never use additives that contain metal.

Please note that metal can be included in some altermarket gasoline additives that are available to be added to
gasoline during or after refueling to help improve knock resistance or increase the octane rating.
Volkswagen recommends using only additives approved by Volkswagen.

Appropriate additives as well as instructions on how to use them are available from your authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Do not add any other gasoline additives.
You can damage the engine by using incorrect additives.

Diesel fuel

Always use only Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel “ULSD" should be clearly marked on the pump.

Before filiing your vehicle, please always make sure you are using ULSD.

 

According to Federal regulations ULSD is the only diesel fuel type allowed for
use in your vehicle.


Using diesel fuel with concentrations of methyl ester biodiesei higher than 5 % (B5), such as B1 1, B20,
or B100 when B5 biodiesel is available, is contrary to the terms oi your New Vehicle Limited Warranty
and is strictly prohibited.

ULSD diesel fuel may not be available outside the USA and Canada.

Be sure to check availability before traveling to other countries.

 

Winter diesel


At temperatures below +20 “F (-7 °C), wax separation in ULSD occurs. Wax may clog the fuel filter or
tank filter and keep the engine from running.

 

To help prevent the filter from being clogged with wax, the fuel filter in your vehicle is heated with
warm fuel when the engine is running (filter preheating system). Heating the fuel lilter makes it
possible to use your vehicle with ULSD down to about -lo “F (-24 “C).

 


If you expect temperatures below +5 “F (-15 "C) ask your fuel dealer if their ULSD is sufficiently
winterized.

 

If non-winterized or insufficiently winterized diesel fuel has already thickened to the point that the
engine will not start, move the vehicle to a heated garage or workshop until it has warmed up.

 

Cold diesel engines normally produce louder noises during winter conditions than during warmer
periods. in addition, the exhaust gases may be light blue in color until the engine has warmed up.

 

The exhaust gas volume varies depending on the outside temperature.

 

Do not let your diesel engine idle unnecessarily after a cold start. Driving off slowly will shorten the
warm-up period.

 

Below are a couple of great links that provide more helpful information.

 

Get updated Gas Prices at Gas Buddy. Visit site

Check Fuel Consumption Ratings at Natural Resources Canada. Visit site

 

 

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Phone: (519) 426-6150