Mitsubishi Colt 1981
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Mitsubishi Colt 1981 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mitsubishi Colt here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
I have a 2004 Mitsubishi Colt Plus. Can you tell me if it has a cam belt or a chain?
The 4A9 engine fitted to your Colt has a timing chain rather than a toothed, rubber timing belt. As such, the timing chain should be fine for the life of the car, provided the necessary servicing has been carried out.
Interestingly, the Colt Plus was never officially sold in Australia by Mitsubishi, so your car must be a private import from, say, Japan or even New Zealand.Show more
Can I use E10 petrol in my 2006 Mitsubishi Colt?
Yes you can. According to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industry’s guide, all Australian-delivered Mitsubishis with fuel-injected petrol engines built after 1986 can use either E5 (five per cent ethanol) or E10 (10 per cent) safely. By using this fuel, you stand to reduce your tailpipe emissions a little, use a percentage of renewable fuel (ethanol is largely made from farmed crops) and you may even save a few dollars over a year as E10 ULP is often a little cheaper at the pump.Show more
Best first car options?
Do not buy a Cruze, or buy a European brand. They will prove costly. It's best to go for the cars that are well proven over many years. The Lancer is a good one, but so too is the Toyota Yaris or Corolla, Suzuki Swift, Mazda2 or 3, or Mitsubishi Colt.Show more
Mitsubishi Colt engine light problem
You've got no recourse to the dealer or to Mitsubishi, the car is seven years old, and the problem you've got is fixable and shouldn't be expensive. The most likely cause is a failed sensor or a wiring issue, it is most unlikely an issue with the transmission of the main ECU.Show more