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

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Filling up with Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi is a very common mistake to make. And what you need to do about it varies according to various things. In the event that you want to know what it is best to do to fix it then stay with me.
Here are the most crucial factors to consider whenever deciding on whether to get the car drained:

  1. How much Petrol have you put in the Mitsubishi, taking into account that the fuel tank capacity of your Mitsubishi Space Star DI-D is usually roughly 55 litres?
    1. A tiny quantity of Petrol, less than 2.75 litres of Petrol in a Diesel Space Star DI-D will normally not necessarily be a massive problem. Experience has shown us that an amount less than 2.75 litres (which is approximately 5% of the whole fuel tank volume) is in many instances able to be completely diluted through thoroughly topping up the remainder of the tank with Diesel.
      It's relatively uncommon to come across an automobile suffering from problems with below 5% incorrect fuel contamination. Please remember it is infrequently found - in no way impossible to find. There are actually a few vehicles that won't endure any degree of contamination in the slightest.
    2. Anywhere between 2.75 and 5.5 litres of Petrol in the Mitsubishi (5 to 10%) is a 50/50 scenario. Our experience has shown us that as many drivers get away with it as all those who don't. Any time you are deciding on whether to chance it and just top it up consider that it is just like betting it all on black - you will have a 50/50 possibility of it working.
    3. Anything above 5.5 litres of Petrol in your Diesel Space Star DI-D ought to immediately be removed seeing as your likelihood of driving with that level of contamination is more than likely below one in fifty - definitely long odds.
  2. Put some Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi and drove it: Have you noted any performance problems after putting the wrong fuel in your Space Star DI-D? In that case, get it drained no matter the amount of Petrol or the contamination ratio. Still running a car that is now starting to suffer from the consequences of wrong fuel contamination will probably likely result in increasing amounts of harm affecting the fuel system parts.
  3. Are you looking for reassurance?
    Simply get it emptied. Regardless of the contamination percentage, there is invariably a certain level of risk connected to operating a Diesel engine on fuel contaminated with Petrol. Likely implications of driving on the incorrect fuel include things like the motor refusing to start, running lumpy, losing power, wearing of the high-pressure pump, worn out or clogged injectors, and so forth. These are some of the most frequently seen Petrol in Diesel signs and symptoms, and in the event that you recognise any of them stop and have it removed immediately.

Do not just get any jack-of-all-trades to attend your car. We are Mitsubishi experts and have the certification and expertise necessary to ensure that you get back on the road with no hassle or worry.

Put Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi

Inadvertently put Petrol in a Diesel Mitsubishi? Or perhaps even put contaminated fuel in your Mitsubishi Space Star DI-D?

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We are the primary wrong fuel drain experts in the UK, having national cover, for Mitsubishi motorists especially. We typically deal with:

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

We are Mitsubishi specialists and have successfully drained thousands of Diesel Mitsubishi vehicles. Regardless of whether it's roadside, on a filling station forecourt, or even at home, we are able to get you moving once again.

The Procedure

The procedure of extracting Petrol from a Diesel vehicle is essentially identical for the vast majority of motor vehicles. Obviously it can differ somewhat as each manufacturer has their unique distinct fuel system. However it still generally observes the following guidelines:

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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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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