Added fuel injector into my oil and ran it without knowing?

Tiny
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Added fuel injector cleaner accidentally to my oil and ran the engine without knowing, how to fix this?
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Thursday, November 24th, 2022 AT 9:31 AM

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STEVE W.
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While it's not a good thing it shouldn't do much other than clean out some sludge. Easiest repair would be to change the oil and filter (use cheap oil and filter) then run the engine for a few minutes and change it again with a good filter and oil. Most injector cleaner is nothing but concentrated solvents or detergent. Very similar to the stuff sold as engine flush. The double oil change should clear it out.
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Thursday, November 24th, 2022 AT 10:04 AM
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Thanks.
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Thursday, November 24th, 2022 AT 6:23 PM
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I accidentally added fuel injector cleaner into my oil, how to fix it?
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Friday, November 25th, 2022 AT 12:29 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

First, don't run it this way. The oil will be thinned out and may cause bearing damage.

The only thing you can do is change the oil and filter.

Here is a link that explains how it's done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-change-engine-oil-and-filter

When you remove the drain plug on the oil pan, allow it to drain for an extended period of time so that it totally drains. Also, change the engine oil filter as well and allow the oil to stop draining from where the oil filter is mounted.

Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions. Also, I hope you have a good Thanksgiving.

Take care,

Joe

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