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Hello all,

Good to meet you all, I am new here but have owned my Outlander a year now.

Its a 2010 2.3 4n14 Outlander with 80k on the clock.

When I purchased it, I had it serviced straight away locally (none Mitsubishi dealer) and after a couple of weeks it was blowing a bit of smoke, so took it too a garage who said change the oil and see how it is.

When looking at the oil, it was way over filled. I dropped the oil, refilled with a quality oil and all was well.

A few weeks later I checked the oil level and it was way over filled again.

After a google, it looked like this was a regeneration issue with the DPF - so drove it around for a while hoping for it to regenerate - I am not sure if it did or not.

Now I keep changing the oil, hoping for this to go away, it hasn't.

Today I spoke to the dealer, who told me it's the computer that is putting diesel into the oil to help the regeneration, the only way this can stop is if I have the car serviced with them. Not only are they a fair drive away, they are £250 for a basic value service. I much prefer to service cars myself, I know exactly what has gone into them then.

They have told me unless I can find an independent specialist to do the reset, there is no way around this and it will keep doing it.

They would not do it without doing the service.

So I am asking, has anyone else had this, is this correct, and is there any way around it?

Kind regards
Rob
 

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Hello all,

Good to meet you all, I am new here but have owned my Outlander a year now.

Its a 2010 2.3 4n14 Outlander with 80k on the clock.

When I purchased it, I had it serviced straight away locally (none Mitsubishi dealer) and after a couple of weeks it was blowing a bit of smoke, so took it too a garage who said change the oil and see how it is.

When looking at the oil, it was way over filled. I dropped the oil, refilled with a quality oil and all was well.

A few weeks later I checked the oil level and it was way over filled again.

After a google, it looked like this was a regeneration issue with the DPF - so drove it around for a while hoping for it to regenerate - I am not sure if it did or not.

Now I keep changing the oil, hoping for this to go away, it hasn't.

Today I spoke to the dealer, who told me it's the computer that is putting diesel into the oil to help the regeneration, the only way this can stop is if I have the car serviced with them. Not only are they a fair drive away, they are £250 for a basic value service. I much prefer to service cars myself, I know exactly what has gone into them then.

They have told me unless I can find an independent specialist to do the reset, there is no way around this and it will keep doing it.

They would not do it without doing the service.

So I am asking, has anyone else had this, is this correct, and is there any way around it?

Kind regards
Rob
Hello,

I have the very same problem with my 2011 outlander. I am changing oil like every 1000 miles.
I have serviced with dealers (3 of them) and none could solve this problem.
I have even done the diagnostics check and then they said it would need further tests which would cost about £500
I am speaking to their HO customer service.
But no joy so far.
I am thinking of moving legally, as the car should give warning whether it is a DPF related issue or not.
 
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