MarkP
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What kind of engine oil should one use in a diesel?
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It's a pretty old vehicle, and API CC is "Caution - not recommended for passenger vehicle diesel engines built after 1990"... so it would seem to match. There are still some fairly primitive oil types ...

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Diesel in the engine oil
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Funnily enough I've had something similar to what Solar Mike suggests... happened with a much older, petrol engined VW Polo. ECU got fritzed by a faulty earth cable, and in the midst of trying to get ...

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Did the mechanic ruin my car with double dose of oil?
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Regarding the follow-up comment above... any mechanic or service manager who tries to tell you "too much oil can't damage an engine" is trying to pull a fast one. Too high an oil level causes ...

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Is it normal for the oil to be dark in color right after an "oil change" in a 10-year old diesel car?
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Hmm, I've known oil to go black very quickly in older diesels, but not for it to be essentially instant. The higher mileage of yours may be a factor, but unless they did it very quickly without ...

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Is it possible for a diesel engine computer to detect (and prevent) a runaway condition?
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My understanding of diesel runaway was that it's caused entirely by lubricating oil finding its way into the combustion chamber air charge, usually but not always through a failed oil seal in a ...

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Can you mix black oil caued by poor air fuel ration with new oi?
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It probably wouldn't be too harmful, if it's just a bit of soot suspended in there, and diluting the dirty stuff would at least help reduce any ill effects. Even so, the carbon particles most likely ...

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Can you estimate engine condition based on how quickly the oil turns black?
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I'm not sure if it's much a sign of engine condition with a gasoline/petrol fuelled car (I've had several of different age and wear levels, and a bike to boot, and the oil seems to darken at about the ...

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Does checking for air coming from the oil fill hole tell you that the engine is bad?
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I'd also wonder if this rather traditional/old fashioned test is entirely applicable to newer vehicles. There's a lot of changes that have happened in the cylinder head (where the oil filler is ...

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