Incorrect fuel in a Mitsubishi Colt? Diesel in your Petrol Mitsubishi?

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Filling Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi is a well-known mistake. And exactly what you want to do about it is based on a variety of things. In case you want to find out what you have to do about it then please read on.
Here are the key factors to think about when determining whether to get it drained:

  1. Exactly how much Diesel did you put into the Mitsubishi, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Mitsubishi Colt is usually about 47 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, something like 2.35 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Colt will more often than not not be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that an amount less than 2.35 litres (which is 5% of the fuel tank capacity) is quite often able to be adequately diluted through completely topping the tank with Petrol.
      It's pretty unusual to come across a motor vehicle suffering from difficulties because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it's infrequent - definitely not impossible to encounter. There are actually certain cars that will not endure any level of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 2.35 and 4.7 litres of Diesel in the Mitsubishi (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has proven that as many people get away with this as those who break down. When trying to decide whether or not to chance it and just simply fill it up bear in mind that it is just like wagering all of it on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 4.7 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Colt ought to right away be drained out seeing as your likelihood of driving with this amount of contamination is certainly below one in 50 - genuinely big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi and drove it: Have you seen any performance troubles since putting the wrong fuel in your Colt? In that case, get it removed no matter the amount of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Continuing to drive driving an automobile that is currently beginning to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will definitely be responsible for more harm being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    Simply get it removed. Regardless of contamination ratio, there is invariably some amount of risk in connection with operating a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Possible results of driving a car on the wrong fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, etc. These are several of the most common Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and if you observe any of them stop driving and get it drained right away.

Do not simply get any general so-and-so to attend your car. We are Mitsubishi specialists and have got the credentials and expertise needed to make certain 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 perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Mitsubishi Colt?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering countrywide cover, for Mitsubishi motorists particularly. We typically deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Car
  • AdBlue fuel contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Mitsubishi specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Mitsubishi vehicles. Regardless of whether it is roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you on the road again.

The Process

The method of draining Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically similar for virtually all vehicles. Obviously it can vary to some degree as each make has their unique distinct fuel system. However it still generally follows the below points:

Petrol in Diesel Mitsubishi

Fuel Drain

Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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Vehicle Restart

Get the car up and running again

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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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