Bad fuel in your Mitsubishi Space Gear TD? Petrol in your Diesel Mitsubishi?

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi is a very common error. And what you need to do about it depends on various factors. Assuming you want to know what you should do to fix it then continue reading.
Here are the most crucial factors to keep in mind when deciding whether to get it drained:

  1. Exactly how much Petrol have you put in to the Mitsubishi, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of your Mitsubishi Space Gear TD is most likely about 66 litres?
    1. A small quantity of Petrol, something like 3.3 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Space Gear TD will generally not be a significant problem. Experience has proven to us that an amount under 3.3 litres (which is almost 5% of the fuel tank volume) is very often capable of being sufficiently diluted by thoroughly topping up the rest of the tank with Diesel.
      It is extremely rare to find a vehicle suffering from issues due to less than 5% wrong fuel contamination. Keep in mind that it is infrequently found - in no way impossible to find. There are actually a few automobiles that don't stand any degree of contamination at all.
    2. In between 3.3 and 6.6 litres of Petrol in the Mitsubishi (from 5 to 10%) is really a 50/50 situation. Our experience has proven that as many motorists get away with this as those people who don't. When you are deciding upon whether to risk it and just simply fill it up remember that it is the same thing as wagering your car on black - you have got a 50/50 possibility of it being ok.
    3. Anything above 6.6 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Space Gear TD must immediately be drained as your likelihood of driving with that level of contamination is very likely lower than one in 50 - genuinely huge odds.
  2. Put Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi and drove it: Have you spotted any kind of performance concerns as a result of putting the bad fuel in your Space Gear TD? If that's the case, have it drained irrespective of the volume of Petrol or the contamination percentage. Proceeding to drive driving a vehicle that is beginning to suffer the consequences of wrong fuel contamination can definitely bring about increasing amounts of damage affecting your fuel system.
  3. Would you like assurance?
    In that case get it removed. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably a certain level of risk in connection with driving a Diesel vehicle on Diesel contaminated with the incorrect fuel. Possible results of driving on the wrong fuel normally include the engine refusing to start, running unevenly, losing power, degradation of the high-pressure pump, damaged or clogged injectors, and the like. These are a few of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel warning signs, and should you observe any of them then stop and have it drained right away.

Refrain from getting any unqualified so-and-so to try to repair your car. We are Mitsubishi experts and have got the accreditation and expertise necessary to make sure that you get back on the road with minimum hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi

By mistake put Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi? Or even put contaminated fuel in your Mitsubishi Space Gear TD?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain specialists in the UK, having countrywide service, for Mitsubishi motorists particularly. We primarily attend:

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

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

The Procedure

The process of removing Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is in essence similar for the vast majority of cars. Of course it does vary slightly as every manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. However it still generally observes the below 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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