Q: Advice on using different engine oil than it is recommended for a particular type of engine

asked by on

What do you think about using engine oil with more specifications than it is recommended on the car's manual? Is it okay to use diesel engine oil on a car that doesn't run on diesel?

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Advice on using different engine oil than it is recommended for a particular type of engine

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Can a glow plug that's not walking cause a diesel knocking

Hi. It depends if the knock goes away after the engine warms up. If it does, then yes, this is contributing to the knock. What is happening is that the fuel and chamber is not hot enough for combustion and...

Q: What kind of oil filter should I use?

Just like engine oil, there are several different types of oil filters for you to choose from to use during an oil change. To choose the proper oil filter for your vehicle. Check the requirements for your vehicle. Buy...

Q: Diesel poured into a gasoline car

At least you didn't put gasoline into the diesel car. If you did and started the engine, the engine would blow up. Diesel fuel is a lower grade fuel so your engine is probably going to ping. I'd advise draining...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.