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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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Damage to engine

A clerk at Auto Zone put 2-3 extra quarts of oil in my Subaru Impreza. I then drove it for about an hour in stop and go traffic, when I got home some neighbors helped me drain all of the oil out and ...
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Oil in the coolant reservoir of my '07 Subaru Tribeca

My 2007 Subaru Tribeca has oil in coolant reservoir, or so my mechanic said when he changed the oil. No coolant in oil, just oil in coolant. YouTube suggests oil coolant seal. Would that be a best ...
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Suitable grade oil

i am going to do a service on my work car(vw caddy 1.9 sdi 1999). My question is... What engine oil grade should i use 10w40 or 15 w40. In my country during the summer the temperature goes up to 30 ...
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Coolant additive in engine oil

In a moment of stupidity I poured a bit of engine coolant additive in the engine oil thinking it was engine oil bottle without reading the label (stupid me) I have a very Touareg. What are the ...
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Toyota aygo engine oil 0W-20 or 5W-30?

What is the correct engine oil type to use with a Toyota Aygo 2007 1.0 VVT-i? Toyoa says it should be 0W-20, while halfords and mobil says it should be 5W-30. Thanks in advance.
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will a pressure signal show if i have excess oil in my crankcase?

you did not understand my Question. the reason i am asking is my an oil pressure signal keep coming up ,after a mechanic pure an excessive amount of oil in my car
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Motorbike storage questions (gsxr 1000 2018)

I don’t have a garage and I’m storing my bike outside. Temperatures during the daylight are around 90-115F max. There’s no much shade around the bike but it gets morning and afternoon’s sun beating. ...
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How to analyse engine oil analysis results?

I got an engine oil analysis done on my 1991 CAT 3116 with 124,000k miles on it. I received a sheet of what I presume to be the result of some kind of spectrometry. As I'm not an analytical chemist, I ...
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Polo gti 2013 smoke when pulling away slow

My polo GTI started giving a puff of smoke white/grey maybe when I pull out slowly or roll down hill, but if I drive the car hard it doesn't smoke. It also uses around 500ml oil in month or two. I ...
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How to proceed after doing an oil change and discovering your vehicle has been running with too much oil for thousands of miles?

About 1.5 years and 4000 miles ago, I got a oil change at a local shop for my 2006 1.8L Nissan Sentra. Just last weekend I decided to change the oil and filter on it myself and to my dismay the amount ...
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Using SAE 10W-30 in both Vehicle and Lawnmower

I have a Toyota vehicle with the 1MZFE engine, and have purchased SAE 10W-30 engine oil to put in this car. My question is this: Is there a problem with putting this kind of oil in my Troy-Bilt ...
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Car barely starts - low oil? Too late to fix or not?

i think i have a probleem with my engine (Toyota Estima with 350.000km). It would not start, i just hear a single click. The battery is fine. I checked oil, and the oil is low. I tried starting the ...
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Oil dipstick: Is the distance between the 2 markers an international standard?

Is the quantity of motor oil represented by the distance between the bottom marker and the top marker of an engine dipstick an international standard? If so, how much oil does it represent? In other ...
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Safe to drive a car that have back diff leak?

I have Range Rover Sport 2013. The back diff have been leaking for a month maby 1-2 drops each morning when I go to my parking lot in the morning. I have Service 17th April for the mechanics to take ...
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What constitutes gentle RPMs in the winter?

I drive a 2013 Fit, manual transmission. I shift by sound. When accelerating, I shift up when RPMs reach 3000. When decelerating, I have developed the habit of blipping the accelerator pedal to get ...
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Camshaft Sensor Position problem or Oil Related problem

I have a 2014 VW Jetta SE. Recently my engine began making an off and on Growling noise while driving around. At the same time, my engine light came on. Took the car to get checked and the reading ...
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How can I detect bearing damage caused by oil?

After reading this question I used 0W-30 instead of 0W-20. Is it serious? and Paulster2's reply: One of the issues with running a heavier weight oil is that your bearing clearances are set by the ...
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How sensitive is a timing belt or serpentine belt to getting a little oil on it?

Every once in a while, a drop of motor oil will get on the timing belt or serpentine belt when adding motor oil. Is it a good idea to wipe it off right away? If so, even after wiping it off, some ...
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Rod knocking, out of oil, or both?

So, I had noticed what sounded like rod knocking in my 2004 Nissan 350z with 140k miles. IT got progressively worse, and I went to look around. I ended up finding all of my oil gone, seemingly due to ...
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“Blow-By” on a 2009 Toyota Camry create Oil Leak that is located on top of engine

I am in the process of purchasing a 2009 Toyota Camry. Unfortunately, oil has been discovered on top of my engine a month after I bought the car. It is my opinion this is not a new leak. 1) PVC Valve ...
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Wayyy too much oil [duplicate]

I did a dumb thing today. My 2006 chevy trailblazer holds 7 quarts of oil. It has a slow leak. I got around to putting some in it today. I bought the 5qt container and completely spaced out while ...
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Why is there a leak seems at the rim of wheel

There is a leak at the rim of wheel for my scooter Suzuki swish The more it rides the more it seems
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Clicking sound in engine, very strange evolution

I have come here in hopes to get some help regarding my impala. It is a 2006 Chevy Impala with a V6 engine, I was out of town for 2 weeks and when I got home I got in my impala and stated her up. it ...
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Euro Long-Life Synthetic in a Hyundai?

tl;dr: Does it make any worthwhile difference to put European oil in a Korean car (Hyundai), or would any other synthetic work just as well? My Vehicle Info 2008 Hyundai Accent, GLS 4-Door, SEDAN 4-...
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Will or regular oil help increase oil pressure than synthetic oil?

Will regular oil help increase oil pressure in my engine than synthetic oil?
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2008 Prius: how often change full synthetic oil and filter

I have a 2008 Toyota Prius. I've looked at the manuals: Scheduled Maintenance Guide Manual Neither mentions synthetic oil at all. The Scheduled Maintenance Guide recommends changing oil and the ...
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Will leaking valve seals harm an engine?

I have a Nissan VK45DE engine with some oil consumption issues that I think are leaking valve seals. What harm will come to an engine if used long term with leaking valve seals other than the ...
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I accidentally put about 3/4 of a quart to much of oil in my car

Would this do any damage to my car? It is a 3.8 v6 Pontiac Grand Prix.
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what does it mean when the oil level has dropped to a negative number?

I usually bring my car in for an oil change when the oil level indicator gets down to about 5%. However, my oil light on the dashboard has been on for a few weeks, and I was aware that it was getting ...
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JASO MA confusion

I can't believe all the jibberish. Motorcycle owner's manuals say to use "THEIR" oil, mine say nothing of JASO MA anything. So....The question remains: bikes with joint clutch and engine use JASO MA, ...
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2004 grand jeep cherokee

Ok here is Missouri it is -6 out this morning. I go out to start my jeep and let it warm up a bit. It was a rough start likeit sound like it didnt want to start or taking its time anyway it sounded a ...
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Hi! I have bmw 318d e91 one week ago start to leak oil

Oil leak start from under the filter it’s very hard to fix so I am wishing to have your advice what to do
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Degrading factors for brake fluid and suspension oil

My bike's manual suggest that I shall change the brake fluid and the suspension oil every 2 years. I am curious if it is really time dependent (i.e. do these fluids go bad with time) or use dependent (...
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Oil still in coolant 99 Accord

Took my car to a shop and I honestly don't think they are the best even though they seemed like they knew what they were talking about. Long story short they did a head gasket repair, replaced the ...
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Is it important for oil to be present while engine is off?

I have some leaks and usually top up as it goes low. The car always has endless repairs so I'm just can't get round to the leaks yet am starting to think if I should sell the car. Anyway at times ...
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Motorcycle engine oil decreasing periodically

Why the oil is decreasing in the engine, I have to refill the oil monthly
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No oil in the car

Is it safe to put oil in a car that is leaking oil and then drive it to a auto shop down the street. We try to get a tow but there no one avalible. The auto shop is down the street there is no oil in ...
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oil in ashtray?

I reached into ashtray where I keep the key and fingers came out dripping oil...The ashtray was FULL of used oil and there was a puddle of the same on drivers floor. Coolant reservoir seems to only ...
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Need help finding socket size on 2017 Chevy Cruze 1.4L oil filter

Hoping someone on here can help me more than google. I don’t know if I just have no clue where to look but I can’t find this info for the life of me.
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Diesel in the engine oil

So yesterday my skoda rapid 1,6tdi decided that she has had enough. Basically white/grey smoke started to blow all of a sudden and revving sound, really loud one. Somehow managed to idle all the way ...
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2008 Honda CG 125 - Do I Need To Fully Screw in My Dipstick To Check the Oil?

I went to check the oil level on my Honda CG 125 and noticed nothing came up. However, it was on uneven ground. I then moved my bike to a flatter level and screwed my dipstick all the way in, where I ...
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Low coolant level and high engine oil in VW

I have a 1.5 year old (mileage ~7000km) Volkswagen Vento with 1.6 MPI Petrol engine. Recently I noticed that my coolant level was below minimum and my engine oil level was higher than the max on the ...
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Can I use c3 engine oil in my car?

Car is a civic vti '99. my car manual says API sj or above. Web says my car can also take ACEA a5/b5. I have put castrol magnatec c3 in the car. The product box does say 'for petrol and diesel ...
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2006 Toyota Sienna overheating and now knocking?

This is my first post so bear with me, please. About a month ago I was given a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The first two weeks it was driving like a dream and very quiet. It has about 350,000 miles. The ...
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Help me to pick correct Honda Fit Aria Gear Box Oil

I have a honda fit aria, And in gearbox i can find (AFT DW-1) as the gear oil. but my gearbox is a CVT and the oil can says "DO NOT USE for CVT", I am very confused wheather to use this gear oil or ...
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Oil was overfilled and now has a loud ticking sound. my son says it could be pistons. Subaru 2002 [closed]

2002 Subaru. Had oil changed 3 days ago. Checked it today and it was overfilled. Today started loud ticking sound. My son says it could be pistons. Is it safe to drive. Is place where I had it done ...
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Briggs and Stratton “Just Check and Add, never change oil” engine

Recently a relative was bragging about their new mower, with a new Briggs and Stratton "Just Check and Add" engine, with no oil change recommendation. Better than sliced bread. I remember when a ...
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Astra h engine oil consumption

My 2005 Opel astra h (engine code-Z16XEP) has developed some oil loss issue. During autumn months while I've been only city driving, it has consumed very little oil in comparison of what it had ...
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overfilled oil, can I drive 1.7 miles to get it drained? [duplicate]

Ok, I have a 2010 Honda Accord 4 door v6 and would typically get the oil changed on schedule with a local Jiffy Lube. Well I got a "15% oil life" light on my dashboard and didn't have enough money for ...
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VW 2015 TDI (EA288) Oil Sensor(s)

I recently acquired a 2015 VW Jetta TDI, and while someone was taking a long trip, in cold weather, the oil light came on. A yellow light, which does not match any indicators in the owner's manual. ...