Fuel

Diesel

Updated 7/10/2020

Diesel

It is important to use the correct fuel during refuelling. Diesel is available in different qualities adapted to different conditions.

Only use diesel fuel from well-known producers. Never use fuel of dubious quality. Diesel fuel must fulfil the EN 590 or SS 155435 standard. Paraffinic diesel (HVO, XTL) according to the EN 15940 standard can be used. 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.

Important

Diesel fuel must:

  • fulfil the EN 590, EN 15940 and/or SS 155435 standards
  • have a sulphur content not exceeding 10 mg/kg
  • have a maximum of 7 vol % FAME

    Fatty Acid Methyl Ester

    (B7).

Important

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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