The car, (Toyota 4Runner), won't start after we put some old oil/fuel in. We had read that it's fine to do with unneeded oil. We topped off the tank with regular gas to dilute it, but still not starting.

Do we need to siphon out all the gas? If so, where do we put a whole tank full of gas when the car is stuck in a parking lot?

Edit: It looks like it's not possible to siphon from this car.

  • Welcome to the site. Does it sound like it wants to run at all? I mean, does it sputter/cough at all? Did it run just fine before you put the gas into it? Commented Jun 11, 2017 at 22:36
  • It ran fine before adding the fuel. Now, it sputters like it's almost able to start but not quite.
    – Dima
    Commented Jun 11, 2017 at 22:46
  • On hold with AAA now to see what they can do.
    – Dima
    Commented Jun 11, 2017 at 22:59
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    Where did you read it was fine to do this? And how much did you add? Did you poor it directly into the tank or mix it with good fuel?
    – CharlieRB
    Commented Jun 12, 2017 at 13:26
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    Why not throw a gallon of Diesel and a pint of Olive Oil in there while you're at it? (JOKE! DON'T DO THAT!). There is absolutely no sense in putting old oil/fuel into a car, and I don't know where you would have read that. You're probably going to have to drop the gas tank to empty and flush it.
    – PeteCon
    Commented Jun 12, 2017 at 15:40


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