What happens if there was bleach put in with my engine oil?

Asked by Mar 02, 2011 at 12:52 PM about the 2001 Toyota Highlander Base V6 AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I;m thinking that there was bleach put in with my oil. It was sitting in my driveway for about a week and started 5 or 6 times. My insurance company drained the oil and did an engine flush and now they say everything is good.

Is this true or did the bleach do damage to the inside while sitting there?

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If the engine was RUN with bleach in it - it did damage along with washing off the oil film off of engine bearings - it probably did not create the fuel pressure adaquate to lubricate the rest of the engine components because of foaming.

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