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Diesel Dilemma

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Qusetion by: Mr Wasdell Answer by: Daniel MokoenaI had hoped to buy a Pajero GLS diesel but I’ve struck a snag. It’s my understanding that this engine can only run on 50 ppm diesel, which, unfortunately, is not available in my area – the closest 50 ppm filling station is 186 km away.
From what I hear Mitsubishi and Mercedes have parted ways, with Imperial assuming the role as product manager for Mitsubishi. What I’d like to know is whether or not I can use 500 ppm in this engine and what, if any, would be the implications on its reliability and warranty?
Lastly, if we’re unable to phone Merc’s customer care line for a Mitsubishi related question, who can we call?
Mr Wasdell

THE EXPERT’S OPINION:
As of 1 July ’11 all Mitsubishi products are handled through Imperial. As a result, our customer care department can now be reached on (011) 552 6024.
Our current 3.2 Di-DC engine – as fitted to the Pajero range – can use both 50 ppm or 500 ppm diesel fuel. These engines are Euro III spec so none of them are fitted with Diesel Particulate Filters. Therefore, using 500 ppm diesel in this engine is perfectly alright and will not affect its warranty.
Daniel Mokoena
Customer Liaison Officer
Mitsubishi Motors

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