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Transmission fluid added to my oil

so i added a quart of transmission fluid to my oil A quart of transmission fluid shouldn't hurt anything. but the oil dipstick is still reading low Hmm so should I just add a couple quarts of oil ...
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What does the "HD" stand for in SAE HD-30 oil?

"HD" on sae 4 cycle motor oil labels stands for "high detergent". It is a better oil to use on a new small 4-Cycle engine as it will help to keep the engine cleaner and run ...
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I used 0W-30 instead of 0W-20. Is it serious?

2012 honda civic(r18a engine) 1.8l(manufactured in canada) driven in austin texas for 3yrs(102k miles) book says 0w20 and to use 5w20 in emergency then to change back to 0w20 next service interval(not ...
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Engine shakes, from bad oil change

You don't mention what kind of car this is, but the crankcase ventilation/recirculation system on many modern vehicles is such that the fuel/air mixture will be a little bit off if the crankcase is ...
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Engine shakes, from bad oil change

I got an oil change awhile back How far back? How much driving have you done since then? I notice my car idling a little more. Hmm, a simple oil change shouldn't cause this. Where I park for work ...
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Engine shakes, from bad oil change

Oil contamination can cause rough running, if you clean it off properly it should be fine. You don't need to replace your spark plugs, they won't be damaged by oil. The rough running is most likely ...
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Engine shakes, from bad oil change

If the oil looks like it could have come out of the open dipstick tube, which is entirely possible, then I would suggest that you get the engine thoroughly cleaned using a jet wash and engine de-...
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Engine shakes, from bad oil change

The oil in the spark plug wells is due to the seals failing and needing to be replaced. This is not that unusual. It is unlikely you have done any harm to your engine. If it were to get bad enough you ...
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Transmission fluid added to my oil

A small amount of trans fluid will not hurt anything in this engine. But my opinion is that the oil should be changed. If it were my car I wouldn't want anything but the right oil in my engine. My 05 ...
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Transmission fluid added to my oil

I don't think it will hurt anything. Transmission fluid does not have the same lubricating properties as engine oil but they are similar. In my opinion you should change your engine oil and filter ...
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