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    Engine oil... what have i done?!

    Well there goes my "doh!" moment of the weekend...

    Was just out checking/topping up thee oil in my mk 4 1.6 8v petrol, and after a few big blobs had gone in I realised that I was topping it up with turbo diesel engine oil from our last car.

    So, what damage will have I done?!

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    None if you havn't started it, im not sure on the differences between diesel oil and normal oil, not alot I wouldn't of thought because my mrs uses the same oil as me in her 1.7 CDTi corsa!

    If you're still worried you can always drain it all out of the sump, change the filter and re-fill with clean new oil
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    Luke, too late - I already fired it up to move it into the garage, although it *seemed* OK...

    Looks like I'll be changing the oil tomorrow

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    Dont worry! it'll be fine!!
    in fact most diesel engine oils are actually interchangable with petrol. Its said that some diesel engine oils have better detergent properties, so just use this mistake as a flushing oil!

    Not to mention u can't of put any more than a litre or so in there tops.

    Opieoils will tell you the same if you speak to them, and that many manufacturers are actually losing money because their diesel oils are also suitable for petrols!
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