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If you are having engine work done (where it has to be torn down or taken apart) have the shop do the oil change in conjunction with the maintenance. I suggest this because they may get contaminants into the oil from the work, such as antifreeze or gasket residue. If it is just other maintenance being done, such as suspension work, it really doesn't make a ...


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You may use 5W-20 Regular Oil every 5,000 miles. Or 0W-20 Synthetic every 10,000 miles. Syntheticc cost more but, more mileage between changes and better gas mileage, plus better cold starting, are all benefits of synthetic. :)


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It looks like it is down the side of the engine, on the left-hand side... It would appear that the filler is part of the oil recirculation system, there should be a hose going down into a round thing, the top of which should pull off (with the hose still attached) to allow you to top it up... This site has a scan of the owner's manual, Pages 5 and 51 seem ...


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If you want to know what to use for your car, follow what your vehicle manufacturer has stated. If you would like to better understand what all the gobble-de-gook means, continue reading --- Oil Originally there was crude oil. Black gold. Texas Tea. As crude oil, it is fairly much useless. It's the distillates which make up the usable parts. Crude oil is ...


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The oil filter housing has a 'nut' affair to drain the oil filter. This tool allows you to drain the oil filter only, can be messy, before draining the rest of the oil through the sump plug in the usual way.


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You will find many companies market oil for car engines, and they all vie with other saying that thier product is one you should buy. The manufacturer of the vehicle is the advice you should accept. Thier testing of thier vehicles will be the best bet. In a broader sense, engine oils can be 'roughly' put into three general catagories. 1. Normal lightly ...


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By far the most likely cause for this is, as you guessed, a head gasket leak, allowing oil to leak through to the cooling system. This often happens not long before complete failure of the head gasket and potentially major damage to the engine, so get it to a garage now for a new gasket, radiator flush, check on rad pump etc.



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