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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Is it safe to use an oil leak stopper product?

My mechanic said the rear main seal on my 1997 Honda Accord is causing an oil leak, and he cannot fix that. I found out there are some oil leak stopping products (such as this, this, this, this) that ...
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Is cap coming off too easily?

Honda Civic coupe vti 1999. I bought this replacement cap and fitted it. Unlike the stock or other caps it doesn’t have a asteroid shape so it’s harder to screw down. Anycase I screwed it in but I ...
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How can I rectify Replacement filler cap?

Civic coupe vti 1999. I have just received my replacement filler cap off eBay and it does fit! However I noticed some white stuff around a bit the outer part of the rubber seal and thought it was dirt....
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Oiling 2 plugs. What is the problem? [closed]

My Mazda Bongo is oiling 2 plugs. What is the problem?
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I can't find freezing point for Mannol 5w-20

I need oil for my car engine. It needs SAE 5W-20. Is Mannol Energy Ultra JP 7906 5W-20 a good product? I can't find its complete technical data and freezing point. This is the Material Safety Data ...
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How would this oil filler cap have been damaged?

If you look closely at this at the bottom of this oil filler cap you can see the plastic has chipped. I’m not sure if it was already like that or if I did it whilst trying to force it into the rocker ...
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Can I use the wrong engine oil filler cap? [closed]

Honda Civic vti coupe 1999. I recently asked this question as I bought an oil filler cap from Honda that didn’t fit. Is this an acceptable oil filler cap? Honda have just told me they no longer ...
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Is this an acceptable oil filler cap?

So got a replacement engine oil filler cap from Honda using my reg. This new cap does not have the original English writing which specified oil type but more importantly does not turn all the way ...
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How tight does the oil filler cap need to be?

1999 Civic coupe vti. So it does not come off or conversely strip, how tight does the oil filler cap need to be, hand tight or a lot more? Thanks
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Is it likely somebody stole My filler cap?

Civic vti 2000 coupe. Topped I engine oil up then went for a drive 10 miles, break then did return journey and left car parked up for a week. When I came back I found the bonnet was open(not fully ...
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Driving without engine oil cap

What might happen if you drive aggressively without an oil filler cap(where you pour new oil into the engine) for a little while eg a an hour or few times. Any damages or just poor peformance? Thanks
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Is it ok to use a low-mileage oil from another car? [closed]

I usually drive no more than 5000 kilometers a year and I usually change my oil after 7 - 8 months (about 2000 - 2500 kms mileage). According to both manufacturers (car and oil), my 5W-40 Addinol ...
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Oil smears along dipstick?

When checking the oil on my friend’s car, I noticed that there were some oil smears along the length of the dipstick, which I had wiped prior. The first time I checked the oil, there was a bit more. ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7L V8 Magnum Oil Change Capacity vs Dipstick Reading

Just done a oil change on my ram last night. Everywhere I've checked shows the capacity on the 2002 Ram 1500 4.7l is 6 quarts of 5w30 oil so that's exactly how much I put in. And I let the old oil ...
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What is the correct oil change interval between oil changes?

I have a 2010 Dodge Dakota (4.7L V8), 2WD, and approx. 146,200 miles on it. I have maintained it well ever since I purchased it back when it had 106,000 miles on it. Currently, I change the oil and ...
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Chemical analysis to detect oil burning in emissions [duplicate]

Is it possible to chemically analyze an engine's emissions to detect presence of oil in the fuel? I am losing a lot of oil but it's not dripping when running to indicate a leak. So I would like some ...
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Oil viscosity 0w30 vs 5w30

There a a lot of articles about viscosity, but I cant find clearly, do I lose anything when I use 0w30 instead of 5w30? In my climate winter temperatures usually doesn't fall below -20 degrees celsius,...
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Car exhaust smoking (white smoke) a lot when driving

I have a bmw e60 with low mileage, I had an overdue service that I got done at garage, they advised that I have sludge/soot in the oil judging by inspection of oil filter.as I drove it home alot of ...
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Diesel getting into engine oil since cambelt change

Got my VW Touran cambelt water pump serviced recently (4-5 weeks ago). Oil and filter were changes then too Today, Noticed that the oil level was about 8mm higher than max on dip stick. Oil was very ...
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I accidentally installed the oil filter for the 2.5L version of my 2.0L engine. Will it still work?

I accidentally installed the oil filter for the 2.5L version of my 2.0L engine. Will it still work? I installed the Fram 6607 instead of Fram 3593A. Will this be okay to drive with?
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5 extra qts of oil in Hustler Z super diesel motor with a Warren cat engine

So while i was servicing our mower today. I spaced on remembering it was 1.5 qts of diesel engine oil. I put in 2. I'm new to servicing my own equipment because the price to service is more than my ...
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Crankshaft sensor and pulley

I installed a new crankshaft position sensor on my 99 Buick Park Avenue and replaced the harmonic balancer.As I was starting in I heard loud noises and oil leaking from the oil pan so I removed the ...
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Less oil on certain valves than others

I've got a 1986 3.8l 6-cylinder mustang. I've been hearing a ticking underneath the driver's side valve cover, so I took it off. I didn't see anything wrong so I started the engine sans valve cover. ...
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Can I use 0w 30 instead of 0w 20 engine oil in Honda wrv deisel model of 2019?

I am not able to find the specific engine oil online or offline as per the recommendation of Honda. Can I use any alternative oils?
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I have a 2015 Nissan Rogue my heater wasn't working so I changed my water pump and now I have oil in my radiator until this happened I had NO oil leak

I just changed the water pump in my Nissan Rogue because my heater wasn't working and now I have oil in my radiator but no anti freeze in my oil what could be causing it? My car didn't leak oil until ...
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What happens to the oil inside the oil pan when you park your car in 40% slope? Does the oil come into contact with oil pan gasket materials? Harmful? [closed]

I want to know at what percentage of slope, engine oil touches oil pan gasket material? Is it harmful for the gasket?
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Dipstick Covered with Oil

I’m working on a Nissan Murano, and have been trying to check the oil level on my car. The mechanic said that the car is slowly leaking/burning off oil (I believe into the engine), so I need to top ...
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Ford Fiesta 2005 1.2 Petrol Clutch Replacement

I'm going to be replacing the clutch on my Ford Fiesta 2005 1.2 Petrol soon. I've seen some videos online, in which they drain and top up two different types of oil. I was wondering if anyone could ...
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Suddenly burning oil after heavy strain on engine, should I look for damage?

This is a 1986 Dodge van with a Chrysler 318 5.2L. Recently I was reversing through a narrow gate on snowy ground. I had to get out to check the my angle, and when I got back in I proceeded to ...
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2004 Chevy Tahoe burning oil & coolant, smoking, and turning oil to jelly

I have a 2004 Chevy Tahoe with about 180k miles. Its really taken care of with regular maintenance. Recently after driving 30min on the highway, the next time I turn it on white smoke comes out the ...
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Oil dipstick missing

Today I got an oil change at vavoline. After the oil change is done, it is customary to show the dipstick to the customer to show the oil is clean and full. The technician informed me that the oil ...
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Brand new 2021 Nissan Rogue

We purchased a brand new Nissan Rogue with 11 miles on it. After driving it for 5 days the ‘check oil” notification came on. We had driven less than 100 miles. We checked the oil and there was a small ...
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Valve cover breather blowby

Need HELP! A built 4cyl engine from a reputable shop with 3000 miles on it! I have 2 catch cans, one for the PCV and one for the CCV. I get almost nothing in the PCV catch can but i get about 3 ouces ...
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Pontiac G3 Oil in coolant

I have a 2009 Pontiac G3. There is oil in the coolant but does not have coolant in the oil. No white smoke. No overheating currently. What could be the problem? Thanks in advance
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I need help with 2009 Buick Lucerne- Engine and Oil

I have a 2009 Buick Lucerne. I have recently realized it has been dripping oil. Thought it was another car and it is not a lot of oil. Anyway, this prompted me to check the oil level. I usually do ...
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Oil Level In Dipstick After 600 Km journey. Normal oil level change or not?

I have recently bought a used 2004 Toyota Camry Altise with 180,000 miles on it. Mechanically sound and no oil leaks at all. I have recently completed a 600 km journey today and have noted down my ...
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Engine oil in carpet - how to remove

I was carrying a 5L container of (new) engine oil in the boot of my car. The lid was loose and around 500ml or less leaked out and into the carpet in my boot. Has anyone successfully removed an oil ...
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Oil change and no oil question

We took our Kia Optima Hybrid (2014) to a shop for an oil change. We've had the car nearly three years, no engine issues at all. Normally, my husband and his dad handle the oil changes, but we were ...
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Could my engine be damaged

My daughter first notice the sound when she drove my car. I couldn’t hear it at first, drove home from Detroit to Indianapolis then yes, I could hear it. Come to find out I had very low oil, car kept ...
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Do you change the gear box oil on a Baotian BT49QT-9

I got a Baotian BT49QT-9 Pulse. Change the gear box oil? Some bikes only uses engine oil and it's all in one tank.
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How to "shine a light into the valve cover" to look for sludge buildup?

A little background first. I noticed a small amount of yellow stuff in my oil filler cap last night. Knowing this is a sign of a blown head gasket I was getting ready to cry, but I did some research ...
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Wood chipper engine won't start after being turned on side

I have a Merry Mac LSC wood chipper (similar to https://www.mackissic.com/product/mighty-mac-leaf-shredder-chipper-lsc/). I made the mistake of turning it on its side to remove debris from the blade. ...
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Car ran low on oil, and now won’t start [HELP]

I have a 1998 Chevy Cavalier. I ran my car pretty low on oil I think, I hadn’t checked the dip stick in about 2 months, 2 months ago it was full. There would be smoke coming out the hood when I would ...
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I have 20w castrol and i need a quart of oil but they are out can I add another brand as long as it is the same weight

hello I have 20w castrol and i need a quart of oil but they are out can I add another brand as long as it is the same weight
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Oil leak from throttle body?

recently I have purchased this 2006 Renault Clio MK2 1.2 8V (D7F engine, 108k kms on the clock). While purchasing I saw some oil on the side of the engine but thought nothing of it, managed to lower ...
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How far could a car realistically travel without a sump plug

need an opinion because of an insurance issue. I hit a bump in my car, about half a mile later it stopped, apparently seized. Insurance have had it for a long time, and have had two separate experts ...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Oil/Cooling issues

My son has a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L he bought several months ago. The other day he was driving and came to a stop and the engine died, and he couldn't get it started back. After ...
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Is it a good idea to switch to 5W-40 engine oil from 5W-30 after hitting 120k miles?

I've got a 2011 European-spec VW Golf Mk6 Variant with a 2.0 TDI engine (CFHC engine code, Euro 5 emissions standard, equipped with a DPF; no AdBlue, no 4Motion) with almost 200.000 km (roughly 120k ...
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Why do mechanics switch engine on during oil change?

I previously did an oil change at a garage and I noticed they add the oil then switch the engine on let the oil go down and then add more oil befor switching it off and letting new oil come back ...
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Peugeot 207, Head gasket blown?

4 vti coolant has a brownish color and its oily to the touch. I did an oil change about two weeks ago, I'm wondering if it could be connected, the coolant level didn't really budge. I remember the ...

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