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If it is burning it's oil, the oil is getting somewhere it shouldn't do - and changing the plugs and coil will make no difference to that! As the oil smoke is coming out of the exhaust, that suggests to me that the oil is getting into the cylinders - the most likely causes for this are a blown headgasket, failed valve stem seals, or failed piston rings. A ...


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It only seems like driving an oil pump is easy, in reality driving an oil pump is very hard. The biggest issue is the viscosity of the oil especially when it's cold. The second issue is, the oil pump is the most critical component of the engine. A bad oil pump leads to engine failure 100% of the time. A bad fan or a bad electric water pump or a bad fuel ...


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Engine oil is normally kept inside a light-proof steel box (your engine), so you might not find much information on how it's affected by sunlight. However, other industries use lubricating oil that can be exposed to the sun, and I found this report: Sunlight Degradation of Lubricants UV light is the enemy, and it can affect oil: On a molecular level, ...


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Lots of elbow grease. Really, if you don't want to use chemicals, you are stuck with using cleaning utensils like putty knife, toothbrush, rags, and whatnot. Personally, there really isn't a problem with running the engine with a can of SeaFoam (or the like) in it for a period of time (under 100 miles), then dumping it out with the oil. Most of the sludge ...


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You know there's low oil, and then there's low oil. I gotta tell you a story, its how I got started in automotive stuff. So I was living in Germany as an American G.I. I got interested in cars as a hobby. A friend of mine had crashed his car into a curb at high speed, and the insurance company called it a total loss. He wanted $300 for it. I wanted ...


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Since it's a 1.2 I'm betting it's petrol, so you don't have some of the issues that diesels suffer from. White smoke is often water. Grey/black smoke will be oil. Either way, something is getting into the combustion chambers which really shouldn't be there. My money is on the head gasket, because that can fail in a fairly on/off kind of way, but as other ...


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50 to 100ml should be OK That small of an amount won't hurt anything in overall scheme of things. Be careful not to put too much in though because you can do engine damage if you put in a large extra quantity. You will want to ensure you do not overfill your bike beyond the high oil mark in your oil window on the side of your clutch cover. This article ...


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I don't think so I've had many experiences with strictly oil cooled engines. In particular the 1986 Suzuki GSXR 750/1100 platform. They went strictly oil cooled with a giant oil cooler and 8 quarts of oil. As you can see, this motor is filled with oil galleys and has no coolant or radiator. Another note, I live in the desert of the US Southwest where ...


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If it has an engine oil cooler, that is most likely the problem, a faulty oil cooler, some are made into the radiator, others have heater hoses running to a remote oil cooler, and a few I have seen are where the oil filter screws on, the oil cooler has a leak into the coolant side. The reason no coolant is in the oil is because it is a high pressure leak, ...


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Your sample may just be non-representative. All the ones I know (I'm mostly into Japanese performance cars) have oil temps. Even many non-performance cars have an indicator that goes out once the engine is up to temperature (such as my wife's Honda Jazz) I think cars like the M135i have some cost based design decisions in order to meet their price point - ...


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The only way this might have damaged your engine is if oil flowed out the tube and left the engine dry. I'd suggest since no oil light came on, suggesting a lack of oil, you never had this issue. (There wouldd be a large oil slick inside the engine bay as well.) Some vehicles have the tube stuck down into the oil. If there is excess pressure in the ...


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You have to clean the engine bay first When troubleshooting for the source of an oil look you first have to completely clean off all of the old oil, dirt and built up grime. You can get a citrus based cleaner for oil at an auto parts store. Typically you will heat the engine up enough to make it warm but not hot enough that if you sprayed something on the ...


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I think everyone is missing the point of the catch can in the first place. The catch can sole purpose it to keep oil from going into your intake and being burn, which is BAD for the environment. You would put the catch can INLINE with the PVC return line to the Intake. When installed this way (the proper way), it is still recirculating the fumes, but ...


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I see no cause for concern here. Even if debris makes its way into the oil sump and contaminates the engine oil, your oil filter should be able to capture it and remove it from the oil to prevent extended wear and tear on any bearings.


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I didn't see in your question where you refilled the ATF for the transmission. It's possible at least part of the grumbling you heard was the transmission complaining about being about 1/3 to 1/2 low on fluid. Be sure the use the right fluid as shown in your owners or repair manual for the car. Fill it back to the cold mark on the stick. I think an '05 Chevy ...


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I wouldn't spend any more money replacing oil until you have got the engine running again. Take the plugs out and check if they are covered in oil. Make a note of which plug came out of which cylinder so you know which cylinder had the oily plug if there is one. With all the plugs out, turn the engine over with the starter to blow any oil out of the ...


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We use a pressure washer for this job. We remove the oil pan and valve covers. We then pressure wash from every angle we can reach. It makes a big mess, cover up everything you do not want to clean up later. We then reinstall the oil pan an valve covers, fill with oil, add a new oil filter. Then the engine is started and run at idle only for about 20 ...


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Mechanically, its hard to say without actually seeing the engine internals, however as a precaution you can get a oil change done, this will remove (or nearly remove) all the debris which might have gotten in, you could also use an Engine Flush as well, if you are unsure of how to use an Engine flush properly then take a can to your mechanic with new oil and ...


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The only place where I expect direct interaction between oil and the cooling system is the oil-water heat exchanger. I don't know if your 405 has one (some oil-coolers use air instead of water) but if it does have one and the 10W-40 runs hotter than 20W-50 (I don't know how to verify this), this might explain the hotter temperatures seen in the cooling ...



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