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post #1 of 8 Old 03-30-2015, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Help! Diesel fuel in a 2013 v6!

I'm looking at buying a 2013 camaro v6 that had diesel put in it.

I'm getting a "smoking" deal.

The diesel was drained but it still doesn't run right.

The car bogs down when you accelerate it and consumes oil like crazy. (several quarts a week)

The car has 72k miles.

I think it's possible that this might be the pcv valve/cat converter.

The car is also getting a low pressure code.

Can I get some expert advice?

No external block leakage and coolant is not leaking or being burned.

I really do think it's probably the pcv system.
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-31-2015, 07:41 AM
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you need to check exhaust back pressure to determine if the cat is clogged. There is an adapter fitting that screws in the o2 sensor threads and a gauge that indicates the pressure as the engine is accelerated.

the following should have been replaced already, fuel filter, Maf. All the lines flushed, injector cleaned. Good luck

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Good advice, except the MAF. I sincerely doubt diesel fuel contaminated the MAF. It's on the air intake.

High oil consumption? Get a compression test done. You may have cylinder damage on top of the diesel problems.

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you can have a lot of spit back in the intake if the car is running poorly which can contaminate the maf sensor

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was it a rental? a lot of miles for a 2013.

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If was just diesel then i wound say buy it...but since its drinking oil like a two stroke you should probably just stay away Unless you can get the can for about $500 and you are prepared to dump a couple thousand into it.
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Diesel will get past the rings easily and quickly. This will dilute/mix with the engine oil , washing the oil off the walls, bearings etc very quickly damaging bearings. I wouldn't trust that engine any longer than it would take me to sneeze! I wouldn't even buy it at 72k without the diesel adventure.....

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Can't really add more that the others above have mentioned other than diesel generally wont hurt a thing and just drain tank and change fuel filter....do the reverse (gas in diesel engine and catastrophic!). I would assume there are deeper issues...but if the price is right, a good used engine is affordable to drop in....and nothing in the PCV system would have been effected...there is no PCV valve on these...just a PCV fixed orifice barb in the rear of the passenger side valve cover.

Get it cheap enough and drop in another engine.
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