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It could be that the oil level was low before it went into storage. Upon sitting, the oil will have settled for a few % above low error. When driving the oil becomes distributed around moving parts and resulting in low oil alert. If the oil level drops again now you have added more oil, then suspect leak. If not, its just a very wierd coincidence.
The oil level is not going to decrease due to it sitting for six months unless a seal went bad. It would appear to me you have an oil leak somewhere. This doesn't mean you are going to have low oil tomorrow morning, but it does indicate you need to keep an eye on the oil situation. What you can do is to check the ground where you normally park your vehicle ...
I have also read the history of synthetic oils and upon reading the "skinny" of synthetic blend my new learned opinion on this matter is an honest "I don"t know and maybe I never will, but I really like the performance difference in my 2005 corolla, nuf said ps the oil after 5000 mi is still reasonably clean. dom
It is something you need to worry about. Most likely as Handy Howie points out, it could be fuel leaking through the fuel pump into the crankcase of your engine, raising the apparent amount of oil, but now it would be diluted with fuel. so far you probably have a really clean engine if this is what's happening, but as it gets worse, this could cause trouble. ...
There should be no issue with your vehicle or its engine. Most vehicle manufacturers have set the "idiot light" to come on if the oil pressure drops below ~5psi. Obviously you've hit that threshold. Oil remains on parts for a fairly decent amount of time even if there isn't any oil flow. It doesn't take long for the oil to be gone. You'll have caused more ...
You will have done no damage. The light was indicating low oil pressure, but a brief moment like that will not be a problem. Never ignore the oil pressure light if it stays on even if you think you will be home in a few minutes. It doesn't take long driving with no oil to getting to the moving parts to cause damage. In the second or so that you ...
Even though your oils complete the viscosity criteria, i don't advise pouring in diesel engine oil in a petrol engine . The two oils are formulated a bit differently each suiting the need of the engine . A small experiment was carried out , in which petrol engine oil was poured in a diesel swift . From the results it was very clear the oil was not at all ...
As long as the oil meets the specifications for the oil your car needs, then yes, you can use them. If you don't understand about oil specification, look at this answer I posted a while ago.
I would have the turbocharger rebuilt. With that many miles on it, it's a good bet that it's leaking oil past the seals. If the seal completely fails on the compressor side of the turbo this can be the death of a Diesel. The oil flows in and burns like fuel, usually causing a runaway situation that you cannot stop (since Diesels are controlled by fueling). ...
Make sure you're not leaking oil. To me, having that much oil "missing" indicates a problem - it's highly unlikely that the turbo eats up all that oil, although, it might also contribute to the problem. I would have this car sit for 24 hours on a clean surface, in order to check for leaks. Oh, and by the way, turbos can also be rebuilt. But, first thing is ...
Start your engine and observe the smoke coming out from the tail pipe. Step on the accelerator if needed . If the smoke is cloudy or blue-ish ,it means the engine is burning off the the oil.
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