Bad fuel in a Mitsubishi Colt DI-D? Petrol in your Diesel Mitsubishi?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi is a regularly occurring problem. And its remedy will depend on a few factors. In the event that you would like to find out what it is advisable to do about this then please read on.
These are the key variables to to consider whenever deciding whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put in to the Mitsubishi, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of the Mitsubishi Colt DI-D is usually about 47 litres?
    1. A tiny amount of Petrol, as little as 2.35 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Colt DI-D will in most situations not really be a significant problem. Experience has shown us that anything under 2.35 litres (close to 5% of the entire fuel tank volume) is frequently able to be adequately diluted through completely filling the tank with the appropriate fuel.
      It is highly uncommon to encounter a motor vehicle suffering from difficulties due to below 5% wrong fuel contamination. Please remember it is uncommon - definitely not impossible to encounter. You can get a number of cars that don't endure any level of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.35 and 4.7 litres of Petrol in the Mitsubishi (5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our expertise has confirmed that as many motorists get away with it as those people who don't. Whenever you are deciding whether to chance it and just simply top it up recognise that it is much like gambling all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything over 4.7 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Colt DI-D must straight away be drained seeing as your likelihood of succeeding with this amount of contamination is very likely less than one in fifty - extremely long odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi and drove it: Have you noted any performance troubles after putting the wrong fuel in your Colt DI-D? If you have, have it removed no matter the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Continually running a car that is now beginning to suffer the consequences of fuel contamination will probably likely end up in increasing amounts of harm being caused to your fuel system parts.
  3. Are you interested in security?
    In that case get it removed. No matter the contamination ratio, there is always a certain level of risk associated with driving a Diesel engine on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Likely consequences of driving a car on the wrong fuel include things like the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, lack of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or blocked injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and should you observe any of them cease driving and get it drained asap.

Steer clear of having any unqualified mechanic to try to fix your automobile. We are Mitsubishi specialists and hold the certification and experience necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi

Unintentionally put Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Mitsubishi Colt DI-D?

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We are the leading wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having nationwide coverage, for Mitsubishi motorists particularly. We typically attend:

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

We are Mitsubishi specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Mitsubishi vehicles. Whether or not it is roadside, on a station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you on the road again.

The Process

The system of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is generally the same for a large number of cars. As you can imagine it can vary slightly as every make has their own distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still basically adheres to the following points:

Petrol in Diesel Mitsubishi

Fuel Drain

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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Petrol in Diesel FAQs

When someone has put Petrol in a Diesel car they have a few very common questions. So we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions for you

I put Petrol in a Diesel 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 Diesel car on Petrol 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 Petrol can I get away with in a Diesel 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 Diesel 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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