- Diesel oil in petrol car tell me it's not a so bas idea?
Just found a 60l containers of total rubia XT oil.
Now I could use in saving a bit of money on the car service, but on the other hand if it's such a bad idea I'd rather not risk to kill the car.
The way I understand it, diesel oil have detergent inside to keep the motor fairly clean from the sh1te from diesel combustion (yes mister pedant I know it's not proper combustion).
Am I wrong to assume that the rest of the oil is going to lubricate the motor just fine?
Planning on using it on my car (old 93 peugeot 106) and maybe the motorcycle (even older poum poum poum).
Any pointers, website other than wiki gladly appreciated.Posted 9 years agoMidlandTrailquestsGrahamMember
Are there any marking on the drum like SF/CC or similar ?Posted 9 years ago
the first letter in each pair is for Spark ignition (petrol) or Compression ignition (diesel).
The second letter is the "quality" of the oil. Diesels need better oil then petrols, so the C rating will always be lower than the S rating.
Coffeking yes you are right, but both are in the manufacturer log book. Bah I won't take any risks and keep paying premium for oil. However I can quite see it running on diesel oil for a month just to flush the sh1te out of the motor.
I'll ask the bike mechanics about my SRX as it meant to run on 20W50 and the only one you find in shops is motul at 10€ a L O8Posted 9 years agoPePPeRSubscriber
I just buy it from my local supermarket. Juan you in France at the moment or the UK?
I buy Texaco oil from Morrisons for £10.00 for 5lt.
In France I buy oil from my local Le Clerc, and its almost the same price as in the UK, garages in both countries rip us off for the price of oil!Posted 9 years agofinishthatSubscriber
If it is oil intended for heavy goods vehicles, then as long as the viscosityPosted 9 years ago
range applies to your engines , then it will be some of the best oil you can buy, lorries get excellent oil as wear or breakdown are too expensive, and the manufacturers test and approve oil .
Quick search shows it as 15/50 or 20/50 , perfectTreksterSubscriber
Mate used to use diesel oil in his M1 Mexico for rallying. The engine when stripped was really, really clean inside!! We used to strip it every now and then and measure bearing/shafts and there was never any wear over a 3yr period.
Just change it and the filter more often, the scavenging effect of the detergents could clean a lot of internal carbonised oil from within an old engine. If it starts to rattle on start up then you know there is a problem!! Use a quality oil filter btw. Another mate had a Pug and fitted a cheap filter, wrecked the cam bearings within a month.Posted 9 years ago
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