Questions tagged [oil]

This tag should be used for anything related to the use of automotive engine oil, or in reference to other parts of the car that also require lubrication using oil.

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Running car on low oil

I have a 2016 hyundia accent sedan, when I took my car in to get a oil change the mechanic said you only had about a quart to a quart and a half of oil in your car. Could driving with that amount of ...
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Can a engine that calls for 10w30 oil, run with 5w40 oil without any problems?

I have a motorcycle that calls for 10w30 oil, but all i can find at different stores around my house is 10w40 or 5w40 would either of those ruin anything if i use them instead?
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What does the “HD” stand for in SAE HD-30 oil?

I'm not sure if this is still the SAE 30 oil. Does the "HD" stand for "Heavy Duty" or High Detergent? Thank you!
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What happens when you overfill your oil? [duplicate]

So I done recognized my oil was low... cuz on the dipstick, the two lil dots that are cut out of it... well... the oil was clear below both of em... even the LOW one. SO I went and got some STP and ...
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Desperate for help on low engine oil light 2010 Tiguan

In August 2019, someone hit and totaled my 2005 Toyota Corolla. I purchased a used 2010 Tiguan. From day 0 it has had issues. I drove the car home but as I got off the highway it screamed and flashed ...
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How much Pag oil should be added after recharging refrigerant?

I have a 2003 Citroen c5 which I bought last year, the A/c system has been empty for refrigerant since before I bought it. I have purchased the necessary equipment to vacuum, and recharge the system. ...
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Pulsar RS200 oil leakage near back suspension

There is oil leakage near the back shocker, I got bike checked all oil capping seals are fine and all the necessary changes were done but still oil is leaking.
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Adding Oil to A/C Compressor After Refrigerant Leak?

I recently retrofitted the A/C system on my 1987 Toyota 4Runner for R134a. This included: resealing original Denso 10P15C compressor, flushing the evaporator, condenser, and lines, installing a new ...
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Consequences of using regular oil vs manufacturer specified oil (e.g. vw 505 01)?

Many car handbooks advise use of very specific oils to use that are certified to meet manufacturer specification. What is the consequence of using the same weight/viscosity/type oil (e.g. "5w30 fully ...
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Lawnmower locked up, cannot turn shaft

Thank you for coming here. My dad recently picked up a Craftsman gcv 160 mower. When I unloaded it, I ran it for a while, then drained the oil. Remember, it worked when I got it. The oil was very ...
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Sand in Honda 2200i Generator Oil Tank

So I made a really dumb mistake and forgot to inspect a funnel I used to put oil into my brand new Honda 2200i generator. After filling the oil tank I realized I had previously used the funnel to pour ...
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I've got oil in the coolant, but no coolant in the oil - Renault Twingo RS

I just checked the fluids of my Twingo RS and made de discovery that there is oil in the coolant. So naturally i thought headgasket. But there is no coolant in the oil, no smoke out of the exhaust, no ...
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How does enough oil remain after combustion to lubricate during exhaust stroke

To my understanding, cylinder walls are lubricated by retaining a tiny amount of oil in the honed or otherwise manufacturing prepared cavities in the cylinder walls, so that when the piston rings ...
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A very stuck oil plug

I have a 2005 Dodge Stratus, this is my first time doing the oil change (I'm the 3 owner). I can't get the oil plug off. I have tried a ratchet , wrench and a hammer. The car was warm when I tried I ...
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Adding Gear/Transmission oil to a Kubota L2202?

The 3 point linkage raising & lowering on my Kubota L2202 tractor is not working very well, it's hard to shift, and does not seem to raise to full height. So I checked the transmission oil by ...
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Oil selection for Kia's and Hyundai's

I have a simple question, but it has sent me down a rabbit hole. I want to start changing my own oil in our 2017 Kia Sedona. They recommend a conventional oil 5W30 that meets the ACEA A5/B5 rating. ...
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How to find out if my car AC needs extra oil and how much to top up?

My car AC has been dead for a couple of years now and I was wondering the following things: How could that affect the AC oil level? Is there anything I should be worried about considering my AC ...
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Does a, “5% oil life remaining” dash message mean low quality or low quantity, or both?

I’ve never seen this question answered on any boards. When my 2008 Ford Escape says I have 3% oil life remaining, I know it means I’m due to change it. But for curiosity sake, is the algorithm or ...
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Sufficient Oil Distribution after Cranking for a Long Time?

It's getting about time to de-winterize the ski boat this year, and I got to thinking about what happened last year. It has a carbureted Chevy 350, and the winterizing process involves spraying a can ...
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Oil coming from the motor of a lawn mower

In winter, I helped my grandparents remove the oil from the lawnmower. Last month, we put in a new filter. Oil has gotten into it from turning the mower to the wrong side a few times apparently. New ...
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FORD ESCAPE 03 V6 - Oil Light Blinking

Have a 2003 Escape, oil light started to come in when going down hill in the underground car park where i live but has now started to come on more frequently when braking and today when i pulled up it ...
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Renault clio 5 motor oil

Which type of motor oil is suitable for renault clio 5 sce 65 with petrol engine? I think a 5w30 but i don't know what type. Maintenance and warranty sheet : norm RN 17 , engine oil volume 3.40 L , ...
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Oil filling cooling system

2015 Chevy 1500, 5.3 Oil overflowing coolant tank. No water in oil. Checked oil cooler in radiator both with 20 psi of air and 22.5 inches of vacuum. No evidence of leak. Old school, so I pulled the ...
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Is it dangerous to drive having some engine oil spilled on the serpentine belt?

While filling engine oil some was spilled over and made its way towards the belt, I have absorbed most of it but the belt is still visibly oiled in one segment. Is there a danger of the belt sliding ...
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Sludge in the oil of a Subaru Forester

My Subaru Forester has 105k. For the past three years, I've had to add oil to it at an increasing rate. In the past few months, I've had to add a quart every week or two. I have recently found out ...
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Will using synthetic oil in my 2013 Grand Caravan increase times between oil changes?

I just bought a used 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan and don't have the user's manual for it, and couldn't find the information looking through the online version of the manual. I have a 2010 Jetta that, ...
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I have oil in my reservoir

I have a 2004 buick park ave. I see oil in reservoir but not in the radiator .How can this happen where is the oil comeing?
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2001 Honda Accord lx

2001 Honda accord LX. Oil light on. I crank - sounds like it wants to start - nothing. I had it running before then it died. Let sit for a hour or more - light goes away, starts up and I can drive ...
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I accidentally poured about 3 tablespoons of transmission fluid in oil reservoir, how badly will that damage my engine?

I don't have the capabilities to take a pic right now.
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Why do motorcycle pistons need replacement and not cars?

Motorcycles, especially dirtbikes and other types of racebikes require pistons to be replaced quite frequently, say every 30 hours of riding. These bikes often have a rev limiter around 10,500 rpm, a ...
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Accidentally poured oil in car's radiator. Can I drive it or should I get it towed? [duplicate]

Somehow I managed to get engine oil instead of antifreeze in my car's radiator, about 50-60 ml maybe. It is a 2004 Fiat Panda which I don't plan keeping for more than a couple of years, so I do not ...
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Can finger prints on disc brake rotor cause problems

I was swapping my brakes today, and did not wear gloves. My fingers were blackened and probably had some grease/oil mixed in on them. At one point, I grabbed my disc brake's rotor accidentally. I ...
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Over filled oil - 09 Hyundai Elantra

I dropped off my car for an oil change which is an older model, but I always took care of it so it ran great. I listen to the vehicle all the time to ensure nothing seemed off, and no issues. The ...
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Renault Megane 1.6 2000

My car was spewing white smoke and upon opening the bonnet, found oil sprayed all over the engine. Could you advise me what it could be. The oil indicator is not displaying, but when checking the ...
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Oil Consumption Acura TL

General question. As far as oil consumption rate, will an engine filled with the proper amount of oil burn oil more rapidly, or will an engine that is low on oil oil more rapidly? or will it make no ...
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Oil change, not enough oil coming out

So im changing my oil. last week i did it already but only 2 liters came out so i thought maybe i made a mistake like cold oil and not putting off the oil cap. Now im changing the oil again (after i ...
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HELP - Ford Focus Oil Change

So the oil in my 2008 Ford Focus needs changed. Usually no problem, but the last shop I took it to over torqued the bolt and stripped it as well. I've tried using "Liquid Wrench" as well as various ...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

My 2001 Dodge Caravan is leaking oil underneath and spewing oil from underneath the hood. A mechanic told me it is something internal in the engine. What could it be?
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Can I Use 20w50 Engine oil for APACHE RTR 160BS4?

Can i use 20w50 engine oil for apache rtr160 bs4? my mechanic suggested to use it
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What is the name of the hose that comes out of the oil fill?

What is the name of the hose that comes out of the oil fill in a Dodge Ram 1500 V8 5.7L Hemi truck? Mine is disintegrated and leaking oil. I want to replace it, but I can't find a drawing or part ...
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Car manual recommends ACEA A3/B4 oil, service personal put ACEA A3/B3. Is this a big deal? Will the car break down?

2007 Opel Vivaro 2.0 CDTI (Diesel) no DPF Milage: 220 000 km They used Kroon Oil emperol diesel 10W-40: ACEA A3/B3 API SL/CF MB 229.1 VW 501.01/505.00 https://www.kroon-oil.com/en/catalogue/...
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OIL USAGE inside a week?

I HAVE A 2006 hyundi santa fe I had a service a week ago and drove 350 miles during the week, and already my oil light is on and checked dip stick and it was bone dry!! There is no oil in engine bay ...
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What are the dangers of too high TBN?

According to Wikipedia, Total Base Number (TBN) is a measurement of basicity that is expressed in terms of klk number of milligrams of potassium hydroxide per gram of oil sample (mg KOH/g). TBN is ...
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Switching engine coolant with similar properties oil

I was wondering why specific coolants or distilled water is used as a heat transfer liquid for engine cooling instead of just using a separate oil circuit with some type of oil as a heat transfer ...
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Can smells/gasses pass through a plastic bottle?

Perhaps this is more suited to chemistry or physics I dunno. Anyway I have a bottle of engine oil which has been in my boot which has been exposed to strong damp amongst other strong smelling ...
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Does checking for air coming from the oil fill hole tell you that the engine is bad?

This video suggests removing the oil cap when the engine is running and checking for the amount of air that is coming from the oil fill hole. (They call this air "blow-by".) He says that if the air is ...
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BMW 335xi has this burning oil smell wh/is getting worse

My husband had insisted it is the turbo chargers overflow area? I'm unfamiliar w/ bmw's but grew up working on engines and cars w/dad and brother. This smell is simply not right. Getting chokingly bad....
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Why engine oil indicator is turned on while the oil level is high?

Today, on my Ford Fiesta Diesel (2009 Econetic), the oil engine orange light is turned on while driving and stayed on since. Like this (not my car): Panicked, I checked the engine oil manually ...
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Can I use UV dye to find an oil leak, after having drained the oil?

We drained the oil to change the oil pan. Confirmed a tiny bit of light is visible through it after removing it, so it was a source of a leak. I then noticed what looks like it could be another (...
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Valve tap after engine is warm

I have what i believe to be a tappy valve in my 1991 4Runner, V6. It's quiet when the engine is first started, before the oil is warm, presumably. Once the engine up to temp the tap comes back. Does ...

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