Incorrect fuel in your Mitsubishi Outlander? Diesel in your Petrol Mitsubishi?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi is a well-known problem. And what you want to do about it hinges on several factors. In case you would like to know what you ought to do to sort it out then please read on.
Here are the most important factors to keep in mind whenever choosing whether or not to get your car drained:

  1. How much Diesel did you put in to the Mitsubishi, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Mitsubishi Outlander is most likely approximately 60 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Diesel, something like 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Outlander will most of the time not be a huge problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that quantities under 3 litres (5% of the fuel tank) is often able to be completely diluted simply by totally topping the rest of the tank with Petrol.
      It is extremely unusual to come across an automobile having problems due to under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Remember that it is very uncommon - certainly not impossible to find. You can get some motor vehicles that will not endure any quantity of fuel contamination in the slightest.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Mitsubishi (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 scenario. Our expertise has demonstrated that as many drivers get away with this as those people who break down. Whenever deciding whether or not to chance it and just simply top it up remember that it is just like gambling everything on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything above 6 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Outlander should really immediately be drained out seeing as your likelihood of driving with this amount of contamination is certainly below one in 50 - really big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi and drove it: Have you seen any performance concerns as a result of putting the incorrect fuel in your Outlander? In that case, get it removed regardless of the amount of Diesel or the contamination ratio. Proceeding to drive running a motor vehicle that is starting to suffer from the effects of wrong fuel contamination will just lead to more and more damage being caused to your fuel system components.
  3. Do you want assurance?
    Then simply just get it removed. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is inevitably some amount of threat associated with running a Petrol engine on Petrol contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely outcomes of driving on the incorrect fuel include the motor refusing to start, running unevenly, reduced power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most typical Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and if you observe any of them stop and get it drained asap.

Do not just get any unqualified so-and-so to try to fix your car. We are Mitsubishi experts and have got the certification and practical experience necessary to make sure that you are back on the road with minimal hassle or trouble.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi

Accidentally put Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Mitsubishi Outlander?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, boasting national coverage, for Mitsubishi motorists in particular. We mainly attend to:

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

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

The Process

The system of removing Diesel from a Petrol vehicle is basically identical for most motor vehicles. Needless to say it does differ to some extent as each make has their unique fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally observes the below 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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