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

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi is a fairly typical error. And its remedy depends upon various things. If you would like to find out what you need to do to fix it then read on.
Right here are the most important variables to keep in mind whenever choosing whether to get the car drained:

  1. What level of Diesel have you put in the Mitsubishi, keeping in mind that the fuel capacity of your Mitsubishi Eclipse is in most cases around 60 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Diesel, less than 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Eclipse will usually not be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 3 litres (which is approximately 5% of the total fuel tank) is oftentimes capable of being adequately diluted through completely filling the remainder of the tank with the right fuel.
      It is extremely unusual to find a motor vehicle having difficulties with under 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Keep in mind it is very unusual - in no way impossible to encounter. There are a few vehicles that will not stand any level of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Mitsubishi (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our working experience has shown that as many motorists get away with this as those who don't. When you are deciding upon whether or not to risk it and basically fill it up bear in mind that it is just like betting everything on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything more than 6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Eclipse ought to promptly be drained seeing as your probability of driving with this level of contamination is in all likelihood below one in fifty - seriously long odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi and drove it: Have you observed any kind of performance difficulties as a result of putting the bad fuel in the Eclipse? If you have, have it removed irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive running a car that is starting to suffer the effect of wrong fuel contamination can only be responsible for more and more harm affecting your fuel system components.
  3. Would you like peace of mind?
    Then get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is invariably some degree of risk resulting from operating a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Probable results of driving a car on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, etc. These are several of the commonest Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and should you recognise any of them then stop and have it removed as soon as possible.

Refrain from getting any unqualified mechanic to attend your automobile. We are Mitsubishi specialists and hold the skills and practical experience needed to ensure you are back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi

Mistakenly put Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Mitsubishi Eclipse?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting nationwide cover, for Mitsubishi motorists especially. We predominantly fix:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Auto
  • Diesel in your Unleaded Petrol Auto
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water fuel contamination

We are Mitsubishi specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Mitsubishi vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at home, we can get you on the road once again.

The Procedure

The process of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is in essence the same for a large number of motor vehicles. As you can imagine it may vary a bit as every brand has their own different fuel system. However it still follows the following principles:

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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 FAQs

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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