Contaminated fuel in a Mitsubishi Carisma? Diesel in your Petrol Mitsubishi?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi is a well-known error. And its remedy depends on a variety of factors. If perhaps you want to know what to do to sort it out then stay with me.
Listed here are the key factors to to consider whenever choosing whether or not to have the car drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel did you put in the Mitsubishi, taking into account that the fuel capacity of the Mitsubishi Carisma is probably roughly 60 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, less than 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Carisma will generally not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities under 3 litres (which is about 5% of the overall fuel tank volume) is often able to be completely diluted by entirely filling the rest of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is pretty rare to find a vehicle having issues because of below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind it's uncommon - in no way impossible to find. You will discover a number of motor vehicles that will not stand any degree of contamination at all.
    2. Between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Mitsubishi (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has confirmed that as many motorists get away with it as all those who don't. Whenever figuring out whether to chance it and basically fill it up consider that it is exactly like gambling it all on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Carisma ought to straightaway be drained out since your probability of driving with that quantity of contamination is undoubtedly less than one in 50 - seriously big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance troubles since putting the bad fuel in the Carisma? If so, get it drained irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Continuing to run driving a car that is beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will just cause even more harm affecting your fuel system parts.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    You should get it emptied. No matter the contamination percentage, there is always a certain level of danger resulting from running a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely consequences of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs or symptoms, and in the event that you notice any of them then stop driving and have it drained asap.

Steer clear of having any untrained so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Mitsubishi specialists and have the accreditation and working experience necessary to ensure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi

Inadvertently put Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Mitsubishi Carisma?

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  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Vehicle
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  • AdBlue contamination
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We are Mitsubishi specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Mitsubishi vehicles. Whether or not it's roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you on the road again.

The Procedure

The technique of removing Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence exactly the same for virtually all vehicles. Obviously it does differ a little as every brand has their particular different fuel system. However it still essentially observes the following guidelines:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Diesel in Petrol Questions

When someone has put Diesel in a Petrol car they have a few very common questions. So we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for you

I put Diesel in a Petrol car and drove it. What do I do?


Turn off the car as soon as possible and call us. Continuing to run a vehicle on the wrong fuel can potentially damage it. We will be able to give you advice and assistance based on your circumstances

Will driving a Petrol car on Diesel cause damage to it?


It can. However, if the problem is caught and remedied quickly the risks will be minimal. Of the 1,500 vehicles we attend every month, less than 0.5% have suffered and substantial damage requiring parts replacement.

How much Diesel can I get away with in a Petrol car?


The safe answer is none. However you might be able to get away with a very low contamination ratio. That being said, we always highly recommend draining anything over a 5% contamination ratio asap.

I know about petrol in diesel, but what about Super Unleaded?


Putting Super Unleaded, or Shell V-Power, BP Ultimate Unleaded, etc, will have the exact same effect as putting regular unleaded petrol in your diesel car and will need to be drained out and flushed.

Will getting you to do a fuel drain void my warranty?


No! The EU Block Exemption Regulations clearly state that "the work can be carried out by as long as that garage uses manufacturer approved parts and correctly follows the manufacturer's service schedule."

Can I top it up with Petrol and add some 2-stroke oil?


This might work on some vehicles in some cases, but in the majority on instances it won't and you risk damaging the Lambda sensors as well as fuel pump and injectors, just as a regular misfuel.

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