My car is so low on gas that it won't start. Usually I have a jug of gas for the lawn mower that I can use in this situation but I've run out of that has as well. All I have is a mixture of gas and oil for the leaf blower. I've used it before and had no problems, but since there's no gas in my tank to dilute it, I don't know if it'll mess up my car or do some other kind of damage. My plan would be to add enough so I can make it to the gas station, which is only two miles down the road.
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Go ahead and do it. The reason Oil is added to gasoline is to lubercate the moving parts in your car that it runs through. You will notice the smoke coming from your exhaust will be a little more dense and the car will idle roughly until the fuel has been replaced.
There will not be any long term problems but if you want to go crazy with being careful I would tell you to fill your tank with premium fuel. And grab some injector cleaner somewhere at some point (This is good to do every so often anyway)
This will clean up any residue left behind by the oil and many other fuel byproducts that can find their way into your fuel system. So go ahead, add enough fuel that you feel it will get you to the station and don't let the guy at the station try to look under your hood. I'm sure he knows exactly what's going on and is only trying to scare you.0