Updated 7/9/2020


Diesel is a type of engine fuel that is intended for cars with a diesel engine.

Only use diesel fuel from well-known producers. Never use fuel of dubious quality. Diesel fuel must fulfil the EN 590Sulphur content max. 10 mg/kg. , SS 155435Sulphur content max. 10 mg/kg. or K5Class 5 in accordance with TR TS 013/2011 and GOST 32511-2013, GOST R 52368-2005 and GOST R 55475-2013. standard. Diesel engines are sensitive to contaminants in the fuel, such as excessively high volumes of sulphur and metals.

At low temperatures (lower than 0 °C (32 °F)) a paraffin precipitate may form in the diesel fuel, which may lead to starting problems. The fuel qualities that are sold must be adapted for season and climate zone, but for extreme weather conditions, old fuel or moving between climate zones, paraffin precipitate may occur.

The risk of condensation in the fuel tank is reduced if the tank is kept well filled.

When refuelling, check that the area around the fuel filler pipe is clean. Avoid spilling fuel onto the paintwork. Wash off any spillage with detergent and water.


Diesel fuel must:

  • Meet the standards EN 590, SS 155435 or K5
  • have a sulphur content not exceeding 10 mg/kg
  • have a maximum of 7 vol % FAME

    Fatty Acid Methyl Ester



Diesel type fuels that must not be used:

  • Special additives
  • Marine diesel fuel
  • Heating oil
  • FAME

    Diesel fuel with maximum 7 vol % FAME (B7) is permitted.

    and vegetable oil.

These fuels do not fulfil the requirements in accordance with Volvo recommendations and generate increased wear and engine damage that is not covered by the Volvo warranty.

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