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Old 22nd January 2007, 08:31   #1
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As someone suggested, I mixed half litter of Engine oil ( 20w40 ?) when I filled up full tank diesel.

I was amazed, my bolero became very smooth the moment I left the bunk. The gear shift was also silky smooth (felt like I am driving my old city).

My question to TBHP'ians is whether it a good practice, to follow or should I stop using engine oil with diesel.

Kindly advise.
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Old 22nd January 2007, 09:52   #2
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...not another "add this to your fuel" thread!! Haven't we seen enough of them!

Also, I really don't get how adding oil to the diesel in the tank affects your gear shift?? Is there a connection between the gearbox and the fuel tank that I may have missed?
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I also dont think if there is any connection between fuel and gear box. Probably my mind set fooled me. But honestly I felt some defference.
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. if it helped then why don't the manufacturer's advise this?
Possibly advantageous in the short run but maybe causes issues in the long run?

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Not to mention the pollution. Its like adding 2T oil. Aids in lubrication but the exaust is much dirtier.
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Lets be practical here. On a regular passenger sedan, the fuel flows from the tank, through a filter, into the diesel pump and out of the injectors.

Now, I may be wrong here, but the way I look at it is this.
1. The fuel filter is not designed to deal with the viscosity of oil.
2. Likewise, the injectors, where the nozzles are almost microscopic in size, are not designed to deal with the addition of oil to the mixture.

So you may run the risk of clogging up your filter, fuel pump and injectors with prolonged usage. But thats only my take on this.
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Default Diesel in Bolero?

Am i missing something here or it is just a mistake ?

I always belived that Boleros run ONLY on petrol unless you have replaced you engine with a diesel one :-)
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I always belived that Boleros run ONLY on petrol unless you have replaced you engine with a diesel one :-)
do you mean Baleno / Bolero ?.
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Am i missing something here or it is just a mistake ?

I always belived that Boleros run ONLY on petrol unless you have replaced you engine with a diesel one :-)
funny.. ive never heard of a petrol bolero.. youre thoroughly confused my friend.
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I havent heard of petrol Boleros, May be you have confused with baleno...
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Cant ay about cars but misxing small amount of oil in petrol helps in lubricating fuel tank in Bikes. I havent tried this but this is recommeneed by some for old bikes which might get rust inside fuel tanks sine not many people keep their tanks full(which in turn also helps in preventing corrosion)
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I also dont think if there is any connection between fuel and gear box. Probably my mind set fooled me. But honestly I felt some defference.
@chanapli, that difference is apparently there, though one cannot yet explain why. I have tried to add 2T oil to diesel, and have felt the same. But, gave up on the 2T oil and now occasionally add Bharat Petro / IFTEX System-D. Better this way.

Truckers do a lot of things, and they may be convinced with what they follow. But logic states other-wise, as seen in the posts by Rtech & Tanveer.

You can also ref to the following thread started by finetuning: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...-oil-fuel.html (My Experience Of Adding 2T Oil In Fuel)
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I've been adding Castrol Super 2T in my Safari and Scorpio in the following ratio:

1ml 2T : 1 ltr Diesel

Have had no issues whatsoever. Emission values have not changed at all as the PUC indicated. Engine sounds & runs a lot smoother.

During the days of the diesel Ambys that tourist taxiwallahs used to own and run, their drivers used to say that they added 200 ml of engine oil on a tank full. This apart from better FE gave a long engine life according to them..
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Santa Claus will originate from India when Mahindra offers a petrol Bolero
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After reading finetuning thread refered by Condor. I am actually confused now. Looks like there are may tried using Castrol 2T. 0.8ml / Littre. But I am worried about what Rtech had told. The reason being I usually own a vehice for a long period and I do not to invite trouble.
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