Contaminated fuel in a Mitsubishi L200 DI-D? Petrol in your Diesel Mitsubishi?

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Putting Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi is a common mistake. And exactly what you have to do about it is based on a few factors. Assuming you would like to know what you have to do to fix it then keep reading.
Here are the most crucial variables to consider whenever figuring out whether to get a fuel drain:

  1. How much Petrol did you put in the Mitsubishi, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of your Mitsubishi L200 DI-D is probably about 75 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, as little as 3.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel L200 DI-D will normally not really be a big problem. Experience has proven to us that quantities less than 3.75 litres (which is 5% of the total fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes able to be sufficiently diluted through completely topping up the rest of the tank with the correct fuel.
      It's pretty uncommon to come across a motor vehicle suffering from problems because of under 5% wrong fuel contamination. Be aware that it is very infrequent - certainly not impossible to encounter. There are certain motor vehicles that won't stand any level of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Between 3.75 and 7.5 litres of Petrol in the Mitsubishi (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 condition. Our practical experience has proven that as many drivers get away with this as all those who break down. Whenever figuring out whether or not to chance it and basically top it up bear in mind that it is much like wagering it all on black - you've got a 50/50 chance of it being ok.
    3. Anything in excess of 7.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel L200 DI-D really should as soon as possible be drained seeing that your likelihood of succeeding with this amount of contamination is very likely below one in 50 - definitely big odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi and drove it: Have you noted any kind of performance troubles ever since putting the incorrect fuel in the L200 DI-D? In that case, have it removed irrespective of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving an automobile that is now beginning to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can likely result in more damage affecting your fuel system.
  3. Do you want security?
    In that case get it removed. Regardless of the contamination ratio, there is inevitably some extent of risk resulting from driving a Diesel vehicle on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Likely implications of driving on the wrong fuel can include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, damaged or bunged injectors, etc. These are several of the most typical Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and should you detect any of them stop driving and have it removed right away.

Do not just get any unqualified so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Mitsubishi specialists and have got the qualifications and knowledge needed to make certain 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 even put contaminated fuel in your Mitsubishi L200 DI-D?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain professionals in the UK, offering nationwide cover, for Mitsubishi motorists in particular. We mostly fix:

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

We are Mitsubishi specialists and have successfully drained hundreds of Diesel Mitsubishi vehicles. Even if it's at the roadside, on a petrol station forecourt, or even at your house, we can get you going again.

The Process

The system of getting rid of Petrol from a Diesel car is generally similar for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Naturally it may differ somewhat as each brand has their particular distinct fuel system. Even so it still basically adheres to the below points:

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 Questions

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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