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Engine I have put petrol in where you put oil. What damage will i have done and what can i do to correct it?

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Did you run the engine that way and if so how long? if not------drain it out and put new oil back in!

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Have a 4.3l 6 cylinder g20 i accidentally put diesel oil into. from what i read its no real harm just might want to change before winter, im about 1 qt low, can i top off with regular oil? Any harm?

If you mean that you put Diesel in the crankcase it depends on how much and it will separate in the oil pan when it stands which means that the first lube that gets sent around the motor will be diesel which is a poor lube
change it as soon as possible as your motor will be prone to enhanced wear and failure

Jul 03, 2017 | Cars & Trucks


I put petrol in my diesel car

If you accidentally put petrol into your diesel car there is an unbelievably easy fix for it.
firstly get a paper coffee/tea cup(sold in most garages) fill it with any type of engine oil and add it to your diesel tank.(apply it in two half-cup measures and you will not spill it everywhere), then fill your tank with diesel. your engine might splutter a bit but the engine oil will compensate for the petrol and it should correct its self. Do this again the next time your tank will take a few gallon of diesel and it should be fine.

on Jun 17, 2015 | Cars & Trucks


Time for an Oil Change?


All you Isuzu owners out there, if you know that your Isuzu Petrol or Diesel is ready for a oil change or is coming up for and oil change. Then what I'm about to share and tell you about will save you time, money and not too mention the headaches, in the year or years to come.

This is one little unknown fact has cost and caused millions of people around the world time, money and headaches.

If you don't change your oil and oil filter when you are suppose too, then the engine damage cycle has all ready begun!!!!!!!!!!

Too many people think that just because your motor has oil in it that its ok........WRONG !!!!!!!!
If you are chopping and changing your oil everytime and not sticking to the manufacturers specifications then the engine damage cycle has begun.

So if you want trouble free motoring in regards to problems caused from the lubrication systems then heres a couple of very important things you must consider when you next do a oil change.

1. Make sure you have the correct oil with the correct specifications for your engine model...NOT THE MAKE OF THE VEHICLE !
2. Ensure that your Servicing shop use's a good engine flush, and also if you have a few miles on the clock get them to put in a good engine metal conditioner. This will assist in any worn areas that may give problems later on.
3. If its petrol and you can afford it use a synthetic oil or semi-synthetic, these oils are capable of handling extreme conditions without breaking down their lubrication properties.
4. Use a good brand of oil filter preferebly a Original Manufacturers item that way you know that its doing the job it was intended to do and not just cheap and nasty knock up to make a few cents..

So for those out there who would like to know the oil type specs for this vehicle this is them.

Engine oil type: SG/CC, SG/CD, SG, SF/CC, SF/CD SF, SE/CC, SE/CD or SE engine oil.

So with all that said I hope that all of you who read this tip can put it into action, you will be thanking me, when at 300,000 km the engine is still able to go even if the rest of the vehicle is falling to pieces...

Happy and Safe Motoring everyone..


Jason Maurirere

on May 04, 2010 | Isuzu Trooper Cars & Trucks

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With apprila Rs 125cc 2 strokes bike. I fill up with 98 octane unleaded and I poured 2 strokes oil Into petrol tank. is it possible can damage the engine?. at the moment I couldnt start the engine.

well you cant damage it by doing that but if you put too much n and didnt shake it well it will settle at the bottom of the fuel tank and fill the carburettor up with oil as oil is heavier than petrol.why are you not using the oil tank and oil pump fitted to the bike ?best thing to do is put a new spark plug in it turn the fuel tap off roci the bike bacwards and firwards to mix the oil and fuel in the tank,and drain the carburettor by undoing the 14mm nut in the centre of the bottom of the carb,then turn the fuel back on and try and start it up.

Dec 10, 2015 | Motorcycles

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I put 2 cycle oil in my 4 stroke oil tank it ran blue is this fixable

Drain the oil out and flush engine. Replace with correct oil and clean or replace spark plugs hopefully no damage will be done

Aug 01, 2015 | Tank Motorcycles

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Once engine has started smoke coming out

Smoke coming from exhaust is sign of a few things wrong. Either the petrol -air mix is not correct and rich fuel mix is going in. Worse oil seal leak. This means engine oil from sump is finding its way into engine cylinders and igniting with petrol. A sign that engine could be damaged soon. This needs to be addressed quickly - piston rings may be loose also.

Without knowing vehicle make or model it is hard to suggest anything further.

Mar 16, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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I changed the oil myself on my 2001 subaru forester - everything seemed fine for a little bit (meaning I drove it about 15 miles or so)- then the engine started to sound funny. Noticed there was a t

If the oil level on the engine dipstick is correct, and you used the correct oil, then it is unlikely that you have done anything to damage you engine, however it is normal to also change the oil filer when you change the oil, did you do this. How did you check that the transmission oil was at the correct level and how did you top it up. If the oil has been regularly changed at the correct interval, and the engine has not done huge miles, then it is unlikely that you need to do an engine flush. It is easy to do yourself, as you use an engine flushing oil, run the engine for a short time, and then drain this and put regular oil back into it.

Jan 03, 2018 | 2001 Subaru Forester

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Diesel needs to have high viscosity oil. Diesel engines get hot and when the heat gets high the oil gets denser. Stay with the 10/40

Aug 12, 2012 | 2004 Hyundai Tucson

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Can you mix engine oil

Hi Marsha, Many people mix brands of oil specified for either petrol engines and the same is true for oils specified for diesel engines if topping up, but it's not a good idea....It is a very bad idea to use an oil specified for one type of engine in the other. I would suggest never mixing oil manufactured for a diesel engine in a petrol engine or visa versa. The reason is that the diesel engine is dirtier than a petrol engine and manufactures of oil formulate it to have more cleaning chemicals than that used in petrol engines....Mixing the two can result in a build up of sludge which can actually block the lubrication system of the engine causing in some cases severe damage. Regards John

Nov 11, 2011 | Cars & Trucks

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I have put unleaded petrol in my tuscon crtd cdx diesel oops. how do i drain my tank is there a bung in the bottom if so where has i can't see it or do you advise me to get profess drained. also could you...

there will be a bung in the bottom of the tank but i advise you get it done professionally, because they'll have to check and test alot of things as putting petrol in a diesel engine can cause alot of damage internally. you probably shouldn't even drive it to a mechanics shop because the more you drive it the more damage it'll cause.

Mar 19, 2011 | 2005 Hyundai Tucson

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