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The Diagram Dude
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2002 mazda protege 5
You could also just get your oil burning reduced enough to not throw any CELs and just keep your trunk full of new oil.

It's could be cheaper than a rebuild or new engine.

Just think of it as a 2 stroke engine where you mix the oil in.
Lol
 
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2003 Mazda Protege5
Yeah that'd be nice, I guess I'll keep trying things and see what happens.
I'd like to just pop a new engine in for peace of mind but I don't know that I can financially swing that.
 
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2003 Mazda Protege5
I wonder if this is whats happening
 
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2003 Mazda Protege5
I may try doing the diesel oil changes that you linked to me last time I was asking about my smoking problem lol
 
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2003 Mazda Protege5
Also the PO fixed the rear passenger lock that had to be locked/unlocked manually and the instrument cluster that was dark past 60 mph
 

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The Diagram Dude
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2002 mazda protege 5
"I may try doing the diesel oil changes that you linked to me last time I was asking about my smoking problem lol"

I think that's a good idea!!

And don't just idle it in your driveway.

Take it on the highway and work it hard.
Get it hot.
Don't make it smoke...
 
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2003 Mazda Protege5
Ohh beat on it? I can do that. I wish I had remembered when I bought oil... I'll just drain it back into the bottle lol.
 

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The Diagram Dude
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2002 mazda protege 5
No, don't beat on it.

Take it out and take it up to highway speeds for a good long haul to soften up the oily blood clots and maybe dissolve some.

Try to not make it smoke but get 'er hot.



You can put diesel fuel in your oil...
(it's a solvent.)

The link posted about putting straight Diesel fuel into the crankcase to wash it out but he thought that was too much..

He just added some diesel fuel to his regular car oil...
 
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2003 Mazda Protege5
Ohhhh I thought it said he bought diesel only oil I know you can put diesel fuel in but he said only about .5 quart of that.
 
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2003 Mazda Protege5
"We removed the old oil and put in oil designed for diesel engines only (not oil designed for diesel or petrol) and about 500ml of diesel mixed into the crankcase."

"Another 50 km's like that and we changed to 10W 30W normal petrol oil with new filter."
 

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The Diagram Dude
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2002 mazda protege 5
Okay, he did both...

Diesel engine oil and 1/2 liter of diesel fuel...

"and about 500ml of diesel"

He most likely meant diesel fuel.
 

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The Diagram Dude
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2002 mazda protege 5
I remember washing out the engine on my dirt bike with varsol.

The engine was full of dirt and water.

I flushed it out...
 
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2003 Mazda Protege5
So I’ll do diesel oil and diesel fuel then new filter and regular oil with diesel fuel and then see if there’s improvement and resume with just regular oil, maybe 10w40?
 

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The Diagram Dude
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2002 mazda protege 5
But he did say his buddy spend around $400 AUD (Aussie dollars) on all the oil and supplies...

That $400 goes a long way toward a rebuild or new engine.
 
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2003 Mazda Protege5
See that’s the struggle... although that seems high?
$20-$30 oil
$5 filter
$3? Gallon of diesel
That like $80-$110 (usd) for 3 changes?
 

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