Bad fuel in your Mitsubishi Santamo? Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi?

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Putting Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi is a fairly typical mistake to make. And what you want to do about it varies according to several factors. In case you would like to find out what it is advisable to do to sort it out then stay with me.
These are the most important factors to consider whenever figuring out whether or not to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Diesel have you put in the Mitsubishi, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Mitsubishi Santamo is normally around 60 litres?
    1. A modest amount of Diesel, less than 3 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Santamo will more often than not not necessarily be a huge problem. Experience has taught us that anything under 3 litres (which is close to 5% of the overall fuel tank) is in many instances capable of being completely diluted by totally topping the rest of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's highly unusual to come across a car suffering from issues because of less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it's uncommon - certainly not impossible to encounter. You can get a number of motor vehicles that will not stand any degree of contamination whatsoever.
    2. In between 3 and 6 litres of Diesel in the Mitsubishi (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has proven that as many drivers get away with this as those people who break down. Any time you are trying to decide whether or not to risk it and just fill it up consider that it is exactly like betting your car on black - you've got a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything above 6 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Santamo ought to straight away be drained out as your probability of succeeding with this quantity of contamination is certainly less than one in fifty - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put some Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi and drove it: Have you seen any performance problems ever since putting the wrong fuel in the Santamo? If so, have it emptied irrespective of the quantity of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run driving an automobile that is already starting to suffer from the effect of wrong fuel contamination will probably just end up in progressively more damage being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in peace of mind?
    You should get it emptied. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is always some degree of danger connected with running a Petrol vehicle on fuel contaminated with Diesel. Likely outcomes of driving a car on the wrong fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, decrease in power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or blocked injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most frequently seen Diesel in Petrol warning signs, and in the event that you detect any of them stop and get it removed asap.

Keep away from getting any untrained so-and-so to attend your car. We are Mitsubishi specialists and hold the qualifications and experience required to make certain you are back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi

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

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having countrywide coverage, for Mitsubishi motorists particularly. We mostly deal with:

  • Unleaded petrol in a Diesel Vehicle
  • Diesel in Unleaded Petrol Vehicle
  • AdBlue contamination
  • Water contamination

We are Mitsubishi specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Petrol Mitsubishi vehicles. Whether it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you going again.

The Procedure

The process of getting rid of Diesel from a Petrol car is essentially identical for most vehicle makes. Needless to say it can differ to some extent as each brand has their own distinct fuel system. Even so it still essentially observes the below guidelines:

Petrol in Diesel Mitsubishi

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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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