Fordmods Logo

Diesel oil into a petrol engine 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Diesel oil into a petrol engine
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:00 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Posts: 64

Joined: 17th Jan 2005

Last Thursday afternoon I done oil change on my AU3 Falcon, and I have just looking at the invoice from Repco, and I noticed that I purchased and used Castrol Magnatec diesel oil, instead of my regular 15W-40 oil that I use.

I have a couple of concerns:

By using a diesel spec oil instead of a petrol/ spec oil, will this cause any dramas?

And

I have been told that due to the higher detergent levels in diesel spec oil that it actually doesn’t hurt to run diesel oil thru a petrol/LPG car as it will clean everything out, again, any truth in this?

And the reason why I done it? I was in a rush.

The car is an AU3 Falcon, 6 cylinder, straight LPG

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

_________________

I LOVE THE TASTE OF A SALTY MAN MEMBER

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Diesel oil into a petrol engine
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:49 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Posts: 258

Joined: 30th Dec 2007

Location: cairns
QLD, Australia

Well I am not really qualified to reply on all the different oils but I do know lots of people who use diesel oil in all their cars/trucks and there are oils which are compatible with both petrol/diesel engines.Are you going to have problems in the long run/I don't think so.I hope this doesn't turn into the great oil debate that exists on other forums.Cheer Kevman.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Diesel oil into a petrol engine
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:23 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 9

Joined: 15th Sep 2009

Ride: Ford BA falcon

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

Its not going to cause problems but i have to assume it doesnt have the intended performance and long term protection properties that the intended oil has
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Diesel oil into a petrol engine
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:25 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 9

Joined: 15th Sep 2009

Ride: Ford BA falcon

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

BTW while your mistake is ammusing its not nearly as funny as when my mates mum managed to fill the petrol car with diesel or the woman i once saw at a servo filling her engine with oil to the brim and then trying to start it...
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Diesel oil into a petrol engine
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:14 am 
Smokin em up
Offline

Posts: 266

Joined: 1st Sep 2007

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

Mate
My understanding diesel oil is high detergent which means it cleans all carbon built up around pistons. Which can result in a loss of compression. If you are really concerned give one of the oil companies a call

gassa

 

_________________

When the clutch drops the bull s**t stops!!!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Diesel oil into a petrol engine
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:18 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 33

Posts: 6746

Joined: 13th Mar 2006

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: NCII Fairlane

Location: Bathurst
NSW, Australia

GASSA wrote:
Mate
My understanding diesel oil is high detergent which means it cleans all carbon built up around pistons. Which can result in a loss of compression. If you are really concerned give one of the oil companies a call

gassa


Or talk repco about the f**k up,

 

_________________

R.I.P Tobias my son.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Diesel oil into a petrol engine
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:27 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 9

Joined: 15th Sep 2009

Ride: Ford BA falcon

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

or just do another oil change
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 7 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alexa [Bot] and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:50 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names