Incorrect fuel in your Mitsubishi Galant TD? Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi is a common error. And what you need to do about it depends on several factors. If you would like to find out what you ought to do about this then stay with me.
Here are the main factors to to consider when deciding whether or not to get your car drained:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put in to the Mitsubishi, bearing in mind that the fuel capacity of your Mitsubishi Galant TD is probably approximately 64 litres?
    1. A small amount of Petrol, as little as 3.2 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Galant TD will normally not really be a huge problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 3.2 litres (close to 5% of the total fuel tank volume) is often able to be adequately diluted through entirely topping up the rest of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's relatively uncommon to encounter a car going through difficulties because of below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Bear in mind that it is infrequent - not impossible to find. You will discover a few automobiles that won't endure any quantity of fuel contamination whatsoever.
    2. Somewhere between 3.2 and 6.4 litres of Petrol in the Mitsubishi (from 5 to 10%) is more of a 50/50 scenario. Our working experience has revealed that as many motorists get away with this as all those who break down. Whenever deciding on whether to risk it and just top it up remember that it is the same thing as betting your car on black - you have got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 6.4 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Galant TD really should straight away be drained out seeing that your likelihood of getting away with this quantity of contamination is almost certainly lower than one in 50 - extremely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi and drove it: Have you seen any kind of performance problems since putting the incorrect fuel in the Galant TD? If so, get it emptied irrespective of the amount of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to run running an automobile that is already starting to suffer the effect of fuel contamination will likely result in more and more harm affecting the fuel system.
  3. Do you need assurance?
    You should get it emptied. Regardless of contamination percentage, there is invariably a certain level of threat connected with driving a Diesel motor on Diesel contaminated with Petrol. Possible consequences of driving a car on the wrong fuel can include the motor not starting, running lumpy, loss in power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, worn or clogged injectors, and the like. These are some of the most common Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and in the event that you detect any of them stop and get it drained asap.

Do not simply have any jack-of-all-trades to try to drain your automobile. We are Mitsubishi experts and possess the credentials and expertise required to ensure that you get back on the road with a minimum of hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi? Or possibly even put contaminated fuel in your Mitsubishi Galant TD?

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We are the top rated wrong fuel drain authorities in the UK, having countrywide coverage, for Mitsubishi motorists especially. We principally fix:

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

We are Mitsubishi specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Mitsubishi vehicles. No matter if it is at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your home, we are able to get you going again.

The Process

The procedure of draining Petrol from a Diesel car is in essence identical for most vehicle makes. Obviously it does vary to some extent as each brand has their unique distinct fuel system. Having said that it still essentially observes the following principles:

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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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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