Hello Folks, just joined group and would like to know what fuel and oil that seems best for car as just got it.Was going to use Magnatec and also any info on fuel type,"ie" 95ron or 97ron,Thanks,
Its question about above car.I read that your supposed to use 97-99 ron fuel in it or problems arise around 60,000-70,000,and know that previous owner just used 95 ron.I will use the higher one if thats what its supposed to be and would like your comments on it as got no replies back from post i put on site.Also i checked out castrol chart and they say gtx modern 10-40 is oil to use and wondered if i could use Magnatec as thats what i used in my Volvo.Any replies would be most gratefull,Thanks.
Just a word of warning. I bought a GDI beginning of Feb this year. Started using Ultimate petrol & put an additive in the tank, after 2 weeks it started running terrible, tickover very erratic, constantly cutting out on tickover , revs surging when driving, pretty hairy at times. Took it to the local Mitsubishi dealer,who pronounced that the better grade of fuel combined with the additive I had been using had started to dislodge the thick black gunge inside the throttle body housing, the gunge (carbon) had unfortunately worn the valve inside the housing, cost for a new housing approx £800. The selling garage (not the dealer) agreed to replace the offending housing with a pattern part ( £425 ) not a genuine one. This part was fitted by the dealer and was absolutely useless and had to be taken off again. By this time we'd had enough of the car so we traded it in for a Seat Ibiza, we informed the Seat Dealer about the problem with the Carisma(true). By the way the GDI had done 64000 miles. Be carefull
You're right of course, I had the one that had been totally neglected. The service manager at the dealers told me they had several customers with high mileage ones that ran fine. It just depends who owned it before, I'll know what to check if I buy another one.
Best of Luck
Hello guys i have a mitsibushi charisma1.8 gdi i have a verry strange poblem and i cant sort it had the ecu code read and they said the fuel rail sencor so i replaced it iv also changed the plugs ,coils ,mas and its still running terrible it will not rev past 4000 revs and shudders to be quite honest im stuck and need help thanks