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

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi is a usual error. And what you should do about it varies according to several things. In case you want to know what you ought to do about this then stay with me.
Listed below are the main factors to to consider whenever making a decision whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put into the Mitsubishi, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Mitsubishi Lancer is probably approximately 50 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, something like 2.5 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Lancer will quite often not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has taught us that quantities less than 2.5 litres (close to 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes able to be sufficiently diluted by completely filling up the remainder of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's rather uncommon to find a car or truck suffering from issues due to less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Do not forget that it is unusual - in no way impossible to encounter. There are a number of cars that will not stand any level of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Between 2.5 and 5 litres of Diesel in the Mitsubishi (from 5 to 10%) is a 50/50 situation. Our working experience has proven that as many drivers get away with this as those who don't. Any time you are deciding upon whether or not to chance it and just simply fill it up bear in mind that it is the same as gambling your car on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything more than 5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Lancer should straightaway be drained because your likelihood of getting away with that level of contamination is very likely below one in fifty - definitely big odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi and drove it: Have you observed any performance troubles since putting the wrong fuel in your Lancer? In that case, have it drained no matter the volume of Diesel or even the contamination ratio. Still running a vehicle that is now starting to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will definitely cause increasing amounts of damage being caused to your fuel system.
  3. Are you looking for assurance?
    In that case get it drained. Whatever the contamination percentage, there is always some amount of danger caused by driving a Petrol engine on fuel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Probable consequences of driving on the incorrect fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, decrease in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol signs and symptoms, and should you notice any of them cease driving and have it drained asap.

Keep away from having any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Mitsubishi specialists and possess the certification and practical experience needed to make certain that you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Mitsubishi Lancer?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having countrywide service, for Mitsubishi motorists especially. We mostly attend:

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

We are Mitsubishi specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Mitsubishi vehicles. Regardless of whether it is roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we can get you moving again.

The Procedure

The process of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is essentially similar for most vehicles. Of course it can differ to some extent as each brand has their own different fuel system. Even so it still fundamentally adheres to 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 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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