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By mistake i put petrol instead of diesel on my 2004 VW Golf SDI 2.0L. at the garage they told me to fully fill the tank with diesel and everything will be ok. So I did as I was told. the car did swith on, although it took a while. As it turns out not everything was ok. Today the exhaust system warning came on. What should I do?

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You have damaged the exhaust carbon trap most likely, you might try resetting the light and running it for a week and see if it clears itself, you may get lucky

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