Incorrect fuel in your Mitsubishi Space Star? Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi?

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Filling up with Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi is a common mistake. And what you should do about it is dependent upon various factors. If perhaps you would like to know what it is best to do to sort it out then read on.
Listed here the most important variables to think about whenever figuring out whether or not to get it drained:

  1. What amount of Diesel have you put into the Mitsubishi, considering that the fuel tank capacity of the Mitsubishi Space Star is probably about 35 litres?
    1. Hardly any Diesel, something like 1.75 litres of Diesel in a Petrol Space Star will most of the time not be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that anything less than 1.75 litres (almost 5% of the total fuel tank) is usually capable of being adequately diluted simply by completely filling the remainder of the tank with Petrol.
      It's pretty rare to come across an automobile suffering from issues because of less than 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it's infrequently found - not impossible to find. You will discover a few motor vehicles that won't endure any degree of contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 1.75 and 3.5 litres of Diesel in the Mitsubishi (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 situation. Our practical experience has shown us that as many motorists get away with it as all those who don't. Whenever deciding upon whether to risk it and simply fill it up recognise that it is just like betting it all on black - you have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything in excess of 3.5 litres of Diesel in your Petrol Space Star should really right away be removed seeing that your probability of driving with this amount of contamination is certainly below one in fifty - seriously big odds.
  2. Put Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi and drove it: Have you seen any performance issues ever since putting the bad fuel in the Space Star? In that case, get it emptied regardless of the amount of Diesel or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving a car that is now beginning to suffer from the effects of fuel contamination will just be responsible for even more harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Would you like security?
    In that case get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some amount of danger in connection with driving a Petrol motor on Petrol contaminated with Diesel. Probable results of driving a car on the wrong fuel include things like the motor not starting, running unevenly, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn out or bunged injectors, and so on. These are some of the commonest Diesel in Petrol symptoms, and should you observe any of them stop and have it removed right now.

Do not just have any jack-of-all-trades to attend your vehicle. We are Mitsubishi experts and possess the skills and expertise necessary to make certain that you are back on the road with little hassle or worry.

Put Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi

Unintentionally put Diesel in a Petrol Mitsubishi? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Mitsubishi Space Star?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, offering national coverage, for Mitsubishi motorists especially. We principally attend to:

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

We are Mitsubishi specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Petrol Mitsubishi vehicles. No matter if it is at the roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going again.

The Process

The process of draining Diesel from a Petrol car is in essence similar for most vehicles. Naturally it can vary to some extent as every manufacturer has their unique different fuel system. Having said that it still basically adheres to the below 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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Vehicle Restart

Get the car up and running again

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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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