[Vwdiesel] Non-diesel oil in diesel engine

Simon Rook ea82t at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Aug 18 13:13:01 EDT 2003

With Chris in that you shouldn't use a 'gasoline' oil
in a Diesel, although its not too bad if you use it as
a mid service top up as it won't be in there for so
long, so suggest you drain and keep it, refill with a
diesel oil and keep the other stuff for mid service
top up (assuming your engine doesn't have a major
drinking habit so were only talking maybe a pint or 2
at most)


--- Christopher Thornton <texasvwdriver at hotmail.com>
wrote: > [ Converted text/html to text/plain ]
> You need to drain all of the oil out and refill with
> a "C" rated oil.  "C"
> rated oils have the necessary additives to suspend
> soot to keep it from
> damaging your engine.  Never use an oil that's not
> "C" rated in a diesel
> engine.
> Chris Thornton
> >From: jon
> >CC: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> >Subject: [Vwdiesel] Non-diesel oil in diesel engine
> >Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 19:21:26 -0700 (PDT)
> >
> >
> >I just changed the oil on my diesel vanagon, and
> did a bonehead thing: I
> >put non-diesel rated oil in. I looked at the Shell
> jug, and it was not
> >C-whatever rated. I change my oil so much, I tend
> to buy cheap oil. But, I
> >do (usually) make sure it's Diesel rated.
> >
> >So, any thoughts on what I should do? Drain some,
> and add a quart of
> >Amsoil SAE30 diesel? :-)
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Jon
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