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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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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What does exhaust smell on oil and transmission dipstick mean?

I was inspecting a used car and the oil and the transmission dipstick smelled of exhaust (carbon monoxide?). What does this mean? Does it mean that the engine's gone bad and I should stay away from ...
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2006 Scion XB using one liter of oil every 500 miles

My 2006 Scion XB is very old with 222000 miles on it. It is going through oil very quickly. It uses an entire liter of oil every 500 miles. What is the problem here. Is this too expensive to fix, or ...
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Oil in Coolant, Renault Megáne MK3 1.6

Yesterday while topping up my screen wash I noticed that I have oil in my coolant tank so I took the car to a mechanic that has said it doesn’t seem to be the head gasket as it’s not showing signs to ...
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Top off gas with old oil, is that bad?

When I change my oil I don't like going all the way back to the station to drop off the old oil and I don't want to pour it in the river, so I put 17 gals of premium in my 18 gal tank and then top off ...
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I overfilled my engine oil double its amount and ran it for 2 mins

I overfilled my engine oil double its amount and ran it for 2 mins. working on my vehicle with only a french manual I though I drained the oil when in reality I drained the transmission oil (super ...
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Overfilled Engine Oil [duplicate]

My dealership overfilled my engine oil in my 2014 Forester in Jan 2019, by 2 litres. I complained of problems with the car chugging, sometimes severely, several times. I drove the car for 6-7 months ...
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How fast a 2 stroke engine wears, how much fuel it consumes(compared to a 4-stroke engine) and how to properly mix fuel with oil [closed]

I want to buy a 2 stroke engine to build a minibike. I am 15 years old and i never owned a 2 stroke engine before. I know they wear faster and consume more fuel than a 4 stroke engine. But how fast ...
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Seized engine due to being run without oil

I have a 2004 Trailblazer. My daughter called and said the oil pressure dropped to nothing and it died and wouldn't start. My husband checked it and said she had hit something hard enough to rip the ...
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aluminium particulates in manual transmission oil

I've removed the center differential part(s) from a 2001 subaru legacy to find that one of the internal parts lost its alignment/position (began to move axially) and began wearing away small areas of ...
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Can I use ACEA A5 engine oil for my engine with recommended class API SJ/SL, ILSAC GF-3?

According to manual for my car the recommended class of engine oil is: "API Service SJ, SL or above, ILSAC GF-3 or above" Can I use ACEA A5 engine oil for this engine?
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BMW 118i (2006), Car stopped in Midde of the road and won't start

Had frequently many problems with car. I will start with the noise coming from the engine when it was cooled down(especially in the morning). Once it get warm the noise faded away. Few months ago it ...
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Double the amoun of oil in my 98 Honda CRV [duplicate]

I filled my oil to full mark in dipstick on Sunday. It is a 98 Honda CRV. Tonight I discovered that a friend of my granddaughter has filled it to double that amount, its the same distance up my ...
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Why does my oil light blink an extra time when cold starting the car?

Recently I have noticed that when starting my 1997 Honda Accord in the morning (so that it has not been driven in at least 8 hours), the oil light will blink an extra time, as shown in this video. If ...
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Oil on top layer of coolant Reservoir

So recently when I got an oil change, they checked my other fluids and notified me that there is oil in my coolant... again. Last year, I noticed oil in the coolant and took it to a mechanic, they ...
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Can I keep oil filter for longer?

I have 09 Altima with 135k miles and it now consumes way too much engine oil to the extent the oil was all gone for next service! So now I make sure to fill it with more oil every month. My question ...
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Should I change the engine oil on a boat engine after it sat for 5 months?

I have a Reinell Bowrider, with a 190 HP Chevy engine, that hasn't been started in about 5 months. Before starting it, should I change the engine oil? Or will it run okay without changing it?
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How to interpret slightly varying compression between cylinders?

I have a 99 Toyota Corolla with 255k miles. According to the service manual, cylinder compression should be 145-218 psi, with no more than 15 psi variation between cylinders. I tested mine and read ...
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How to determine exact amount of oil in a refrigerant system?

Our all components and refrigerant pipes are new. As far as we know, Compressor is sold with oil inside of it. Do you think should I add extra oil into system after I assemble all system or Is the ...
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Oil Leak from drain plug but not sure why

I changed my oil a few days ago and there is a leak coming from around the drain plug. When I first did the oil change I only screwed in back in by hand so I wouldn't strip the thread. The next day I ...
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Does continuous slight 5% overfill of oil have bad effects?

I have a 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid with 2.5 liter engine that takes 4.4 liters of oil (with filter; without filter it's 4.0 liters). The difference between "low" and "full" oil level is 1.5 liters, so ...

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