Bad fuel in a Mitsubishi Lancer DI-D? Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi is a regularly occurring mistake. And its remedy is based on a few things. If perhaps you want to find out what it is advisable to do about this then continue reading.
Let us discuss the main factors to to consider whenever choosing whether to get the car drained:

  1. What level of Petrol did you put into the Mitsubishi, keeping in mind that the fuel tank capacity of the Mitsubishi Lancer DI-D is in most cases about 59 litres?
    1. Hardly any Petrol, as little as 2.95 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Lancer DI-D will normally not be a significant problem. Experience has demonstrated to us that anything under 2.95 litres (which is 5% of the whole fuel tank capacity) is oftentimes capable of being sufficiently diluted by entirely filling the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It is extremely unusual to come across a vehicle suffering from difficulties due to lower than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is rare - definitely not impossible to encounter. You can get a number of vehicles that will not stand any quantity of fuel contamination at all.
    2. Anywhere between 2.95 and 5.9 litres of Petrol in the Mitsubishi (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 condition. Our experience demonstrates that as many drivers get away with this as all those who break down. Whenever you are deciding upon whether or not to chance it and simply fill it up consider that it is much like betting all of it on black - you have a 50/50 chance of it working.
    3. Anything above 5.9 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Lancer DI-D should really right away be drained out because your probability of succeeding with that level of contamination is very likely less than one in fifty - definitely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi and drove it: Have you observed any performance problems as a result of putting the bad fuel in your Lancer DI-D? If you have, get it removed irrespective of the volume of Petrol or even the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive running a car that is now beginning to suffer from the effect of fuel contamination will typically bring about progressively more damage affecting your fuel system.
  3. Do you want reassurance?
    Simply get it drained. Whatever the contamination ratio, there is invariably some extent of risk resulting from operating a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with the wrong fuel. Likely results of driving a vehicle on the wrong fuel include the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, loss of power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn or bunged injectors, and so on. These are a few of the most common Petrol in Diesel signs or symptoms, and if you detect any of them then stop and have it removed right away.

Stay away from getting any general so-and-so to attend your vehicle. We are Mitsubishi specialists and have got the certification and expertise necessary to ensure you are back on the road with minimum hassle or trouble.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi

Mistakenly put Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Mitsubishi Lancer DI-D?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, boasting nationwide coverage, for Mitsubishi motorists in particular. We principally deal with:

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

We are Mitsubishi specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Mitsubishi vehicles. Whether or not it's at the roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at your house, we are able to get you going once again.

The Procedure

The method of extracting Petrol from a Diesel car is fundamentally similar for the majority of vehicles. Obviously it does vary a bit as each brand has their unique distinct fuel system. Nevertheless it still generally adheres to the below guidelines:

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Empty the Fuel Tank

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System Flush

Clean out the fuel lines & pumps

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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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