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The Mini has an unusual set up on its oil filter element. If you look at the filter you will see one end has a rubber sealing on it, whilst the other end does not. When you fit the filter element, the rubber ended end must be on the outside, away from the engine and into the cap you take off to replace the element. If you dont know it, it is easy to think ...


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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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Perhaps because your exhaust pipe is hotter when it runs longer, and is cold enough when not running much to burn the oil. Anyways you could buy a special paste to fill-block the leak.


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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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My car typically consumes about 3 liters per service interval (10000 km). My car now has 330000 on speedometer. You didn't indicate witch type of engine- diesel or petrol. Also it is important, if engine has turbine. In first place You must figure out normal oil consumption for specific engine. Here are some info from volvo vadis. Its 2.5L B5254T engine ...


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Have the coolant reservoir flushed and replace it with new coolant.


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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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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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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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I found this article in the net. What causes an engine to burn oil? and also this HOW TO STOP OIL BURNING IN YOUR CAR, TRUCK, BOAT OR TRACTOR! Hope this helps!! cheers!!


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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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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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