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I would run the engine again for a few minutes and then drain that engine oil as it will have any ATF that was still in the galleries. Then fit a new filter and refill with fresh oil. After that you should be good to go.


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My guess would be that they are electrically operated solenoid valves for shutting off the diesel when the ignition is off. Looks a bit like this in a rubber mount - Taken from - https://12voltfuelvalves.com/product/12-volt-multi-fuel-shut-off-solenoid-valve/


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No, you shouldn't rebuild the engine unless you have a specific reason. 120k miles isn't that much for a modern engine, so there's no reason to spend the effort, time and money to strip it down. Clean the engine so you find and fix any leaks, do a compression check and do any service items that are due or will become due on the trip like timing chains, ...


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I found the issue. A small vacuum hose that goes from the vacuum pump to the turbine (waste gate, I assume) was disconnected during the emissions test and just left hanging. It's in a difficult-to-see spot underneath a bracket located between the engine and the battery. The hose is dirty and grimy, while the end of it was shiny and clean. It fits snugly and ...


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There is some merit for the suggestion, but with tradeoffs. For the most part, the oil acts as a barrier to oxygen and will prevent a little bit of corrosion. Over time, it'd add up. The tradeoff is, it will collect dirt, which can retain water, which can cause corrosion. If you ever wash your car, all the benefits of the diesel fuel would go away as it gets ...


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If it's a modern tight tolerance VW engine or such you won't get far. The fuel injection system will wear itself out and make metal fragments in the first 30 miles. The older 80s diesels like the Mercedes can go through a tank or more before damage is noticed. It would heavily depend on how much diesel oil is mixed with the gasoline. You can buy lubrication ...


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It will help reduce underside corrosion by protecting it from water. Routine respray ( 3 months ?) would be very good. What I did for chrome bumpers was to dissolve grea se in gasoline and wipe it on with a rag. The gasoline carried the grease into small crevices and it evaporated leaving grease. Bituminous undercoating ( long ago) was found to be bad in ...


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So, on a Landrover you could ask for 3 fuel tanks, two of 10 gallons and one of 16 for a total of 36 gallons. Usually only specified by the military, but some ordinary customers did specify the two 10 gallon tanks. Then it was also possible to do custom tanks for more storage and racks for jerrycans...


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I always give any engine 30 seconds or so to get oil pumped around. Then, I also wait for the engine to start to get warmed up a bit - like the temperature gauge starts to move before demanding full power. My car is on 233k now...


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Not MVMR but why not have a small return tank level with the engine and then a separate pump to pump the fuel back to the big tank when close to full. Would only operate sporadically.


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Bosch is almost certainly the manufacturer of the Audi part. Car companies do not make all their own components, they sub-contract some parts out to other companies or buy existing models of parts from manufacturers. When selling replacements the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer: i.e. the company that made the part in the first place) often sells their ...


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This probabaly isn't a great idea. Different people will tell you different things as to whether it will cause damage, how quickly it will cause damage, or how bad the damage will be, I'm not going to comment on any of these. The fact of the matter is the people who designed the engine have tested different oils and concluded which one is best. For example ...


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Although you have probably fixed the error, maybe someone comes here with the similar symptom. First of all, if "Engine malfunction" message was shown, the error had to be stored in the PCM. U-codes won't cause that. In this generation, Ford uses HS-CAN and MS-CAN for communication with modules so there is a possibility you are not getting all of ...


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if I am looking at the parts you are talking about as you have not circled them, then they could be part of the fuel return system.


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The Bosch Kugelfischer (I'll use "BK" for short going forward) mechanical plunger injection pumps for petrol engines were used across a variety of makes/models of vehicles from the late 60's into the mid-80's. They were derived from the diesel pumps as you suggested. A couple of vehicles which use the BK pump was the BMW 2002Tii and 2002 Turbo. ...


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So I did some testing and saw that the waste gate actuator is not getting any vacuum on start up. It should be getting vacuum enough to fully close it on startup. I also manually held the waste gate closed while having someone hold the rpms steady at 3000 and verified that the turbo itself is working properly via scan tool showing the requested turbo ...


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New diesels run very badly on gasoline, if you filled up the tank with gasoline you'd know very quickly as the fuels do mix. Your engine would run rough, spew out lots of black smoke and have poor performance and mileage. If it took 100 miles to notice a judder it's very unlikely to be from contaminated fuel.


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