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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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Towards the diagnosis end of things, there are some general guidelines to follow: If you are seeing smoke coming from your exhaust, what color is the smoke? If it's blue, then it's oil If it's black, it means you are running rich (too much fuel). If it's white, the car may be burning antifreeze or (quite rare) auto-trans fluid. Since it's blue smoke ...


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There are a lot of misconceptions about oil, in fact when I first came on this site, I proposed this question over on meta because, having dealt with regular forums, I know the topic of oil is more myth than it is fact or science. To that end, there is a site/forum out there which deals specifically with motor oil. I believe most of the information found ...


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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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Concerning your oil question - the best way to tell if you can delay your oil changes is to have the oil tested. http://www.blackstone-labs.com/ That is a great company to have it tested. They can do an analysis and tell you exactly how much impurities are in it and whether the oil still has more life in it or not. Again though, if your goal is just to ...


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An engine that burns oil not only wastes oil but can damage spark plugs, cause the ignition to misfire and eventually affect the catalytic converter. The burning oil can also cause higher emissions, resulting in failed emissions tests due to excess hydrocarbon production REASONS FOR ENGINE OIL BURNS 1.Worn Valve Guides Over time, the valves wear down the ...


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It sounds very much like you've blown a head gasket. Even with a new vehicle such as yours, this is not unheard of. There are only two ways you'll get white smoke that I'm aware of, those being a blown head gasket or it sucking up automatic transmission fluid. A head gasket is much more common. I'm sure this thing is still under warranty, so get it down to ...


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What's important to protecting your engine is having the correct oil viscosity under the anticipated operating conditions (most importantly anticipated oil temperatures). As Bob Cross pointed out, these operating conditions (oil temperatures) are as much a product of the design of the engine as they are a product of the ambient temperature. As such you ...



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