Accidentally put SAE 30 NON DETERGENT OIL in car engine!!!

Asked by Jun 02, 2014 at 02:53 AM about the 1995 Chrysler Concorde 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I didn't realize it was not for cars. I
have a very slow oil leak in my 1995
Chrysler Concorde (3.3L V6,
approaching 200,000 miles) and I
noticed the oil was a little low so I
bought a bottle of SAE 30 NON
DETERGENT (the back says API SA)
motor oil from the dollar store and
put in less than half a quart (probably
about 1/4th of the bottle). Is this
bad? I drove it once since then and it
seems to run normal. Do I need to
have an oil change done immediately
or will it be ok as long as I don't put
anymore of this oil in? Everyone is
giving me different answers. Some
people say leave it it's fine cause it's
only a little bit, but others say it will
destroy my engine unless I get an oil
change immediately! What should I
do? Thank you!

1 Answer

274,715

1/4 of the bottle? in my opinion, no worries.

Your Answer

Chrysler Concorde Experts

  • #1
    Tom Hartley
    Reputation
    230
  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    230
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler LHS
60 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chrysler Sebring
18 Great Deals out of 2,601 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Impala
506 Great Deals out of 32,379 listings starting at $1,000
Used Cadillac DeVille
1,407 listings starting at $1,899
Used Dodge Intrepid
224 listings starting at $1,695

Used Cars For Sale

2003 Chrysler Concorde For Sale
18 listings starting at $1,499
2002 Chrysler Concorde For Sale
41 listings starting at $2,200

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.