What is Fuel Dilution (and Why is it Bad)?

Fuel dilution occurs when gasoline or diesel fuel infiltrate your engine’s crankcase and dilute, or “water down,” the motor oil. What causes fuel dilution? A number of factors can cause fuel dilution, including… Dirty or leaking fuel injectors Excessive idle time Incomplete combustion Low engine temperatures Frequent short-trip driving Worn piston rings/excessive blow-by Some applications

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