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Should I change my oil? #4719296
04/07/18 09:28 AM
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Bob570 Offline OP
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Last weekend I went to a buddy's house to put long tube headers and motor mounts in my Camaro. On the way home the car was running kinda rough, so I looked under the hood, and I discovered a coilpack was unplugged during the entire 30 mile drive home.

Should I be concerned about fuel dilution from fuel sneaking past the piston rings on that cylinder?

I used Redline 5w30 before I put it in storage, and have only put about 75 miles on the oil. I'd rather not dump it if I don't have to!


2000 Camaro SS, M6, full bolt ons + cam - Redline 5W-30, Redline D4 ATF (T56), Redline 75W-90 (diff.)
2004 Jetta 1.8T - M1 0W-40, Pennzoil Synchromesh
Re: Should I change my oil? [Re: Bob570] #4719301
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No because the fuel just was blown out when the exhaust valve opened. Ed


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Re: Should I change my oil? [Re: Bob570] #4719305
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2004 Corolla 130785
Out: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 7156 Miles
In: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 3-14-19 129693
2006 Duramax 74725
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Should I change my oil? [Re: Bob570] #4719329
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Nope. That short a drive won't have made a dime's worth of difference.


'85 GMC C3500, 454, 132K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 173K (totaled 2018, in rehab)
'85 Mercedes 300TD, OM617 turbo, 217K (wife's)
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Re: Should I change my oil? [Re: Bob570] #4719351
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With 30 miles of fuel wash, I would at least do a compression test on the effected cylinders.

Re: Should I change my oil? [Re: Bob570] #4719395
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I'd be more worried if I had killed a catalytic converter or not.

Last edited by Bud_One; 04/07/18 11:34 AM.

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Re: Should I change my oil? [Re: Bud_One] #4719405
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Originally Posted By: Bud_One
I'd be more worried if I had killed a catalytic converter or not.


this


2010 Ford Escape 2.5 ~95K Miles
Royal Purple 5W-30 ~ Wix 51348
1995 Chevy Silverado 5.7 ~277K Miles
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Re: Should I change my oil? [Re: Bud_One] #4719409
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Bob570 Offline OP
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Thanks guys, I guess I won't worry about it then.

Originally Posted By: Bud_One
I'd be more worried if I had killed a catalytic converter or not.

No need to worry. I'm 100% certain that no catalytic converters were harmed by this.


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2004 Jetta 1.8T - M1 0W-40, Pennzoil Synchromesh
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