Questions tagged [oil-change]

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What is the duration of changing engine oil in Bikes and What is the impact of oil in Bike mileage?

I am asking two question which has some connection closely. I having Honda Shine Bike which is running fine. I am curious about changing oil...Is it necessary to change engine oil in every 4 months ...
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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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Use c3 5w30 oil instead of c2

My car's diesel engine with dpf recommends c2 oil but I would like to use c3 oil. Is there a problem?
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Oil change VOLVO S60 D4

I have an S60 volvo D4. The local service performs a general service every 20K and a small service only for oil change in the middle of that period, that is in 10K. Does the only for oil service ...
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Lexus ES 350 2009 recommended Motor oil viscosity

I just bought a Lexus ES350 2009 and I am so confused about the oil I should be using, in the owner manual they recommend SL or SM 20W50 oil for temperatures between -7 and 38 and online search shows ...
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Too long between oil changes. Motor full of sludge

1972 grasshopper with 18hp vanguard engine. How do I remove the sludge so I can change oil? Drain plug out I added oil to see if fresh would run through will not. It’s bad almost like grease. Any ...
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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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Oil light comes on and off when oil life is 90%

I have a Honda Civic 2013. I recently had the oil & filter change. Everything was fine for a week until recently the car has started giving irregular "check engine oil" lights. The light comes on ...
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Oil change interval with Citroen/Peugeot BlueHDI 150

I have a Citroen Spacetourer van with the BlueHDI 150 engine, bought new two years ago (in 2017). The prescribed oil change interval is the same as regular maintenance interval, which is every 2 years ...
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High iron level in manual transmission oil changed not long ago. Worth replacing oil again?

In August 2017 I replaced manual transmission oil in my 2005 Toyota Hilux, which was at 178,280 km back then. The oil was very good synthetic, top-notch. Two weeks ago, when the truck had done 205,...
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My new car was driven almost 100 miles without oil

I took my 2019 Mazda CX5 Turbo into a Mazda dealer for it's first 5,000 mile maintenance and while driving back to my town noticed that the check oil light was on. I called the service department and ...
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Oil Change in new car

My New car says it takes 5w-20 and I just accidentally put 5w-30 in my car... now I'm worried. I heard that 5w-0 is used in the winter because it has a lower viscosity which allows the fluid to move ...
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Should I let the motor run for a few minutes before oil change — even if it's been in storage for a while?

I typically will idle my motorcycle's engine for about 10 minutes before changing my motor oil, to warm up the oil, so it flows out better. I never really questioned it. But my bike's been in storage ...
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Can I re-use an oil filter for the short term?

I’m currently changing my oil and was wondering if I could reuse the filter for just this weekend. I want to go to the local track this weekend and ride, can I get by with using the same filter for a ...
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oil change in Toyota Corolla 2011

I have a Corolla 2011 LE, I want to Change oil, but I don't know which type of Oil is useful I meant(5W-20, 5W-30 ......), my car's miles is above 120 miles and for winter and summer which type is ...
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Is it possible I didn’t do any damage?

I am a complete moron when it comes to cars. I don’t maintain them as well as I should, and I can’t seem to consistently get my oil changed on time. I took my 2008 GMC Acadia in a couple weeks ago for ...
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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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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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To much oil in 05 trailblazer [duplicate]

I bought a 05 trailblazer and habe been driving it about 2 months and x3 ignition coils were bad. Fixed then trick still running rough bouncing a little at take off from a stop, has died a few times ...
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Car misfiring after oil change and engine wash

My car oil was changed yesterday then he washed motor and was revving engine a lot because it was misfiring badly.Is it because of fresh oil change or some part got wet? I really appreciate your ...
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How do I know when I'm low on oil or need to do an oil change

I own a 06' nissan maxima and I am planning to driving from Missouri to texas and don't know if I should get a oil change. When I check the dipstick, I pull it out and wipe it off, then put it back ...
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Snapshot from under motorcycle - Oil leak related?

first of all I am a complete newbie with regards to motorcycle and this is actually my first bike. I own a Yamaha Vstar 950 tourer (2009), I changed oil last week. Today I parked at a shopping mall ...
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When should I change my car's oil?

I had my Toyota Corolla 2013's maintenance light starting to flash when I turn on my car. Probably due to an automatic maintenance schedule or oil change. I had my car's oil changed Jun 1, 2018 with ...
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Toyota Corolla Maintenance light flashing [duplicate]

My Toyota Corolla 2013 maintenance light starts flashing (for 8 times) when I turn on my car. What does it mean?
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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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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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Using 10w-30 instead of 5w-30 engine oil

My car is Suzuki alto japan 2017. According to the owner's manual, car manufacturer recommends 0w-20 or 5W-30 engine oil. But the previous owner has used 10w-30 oil. The average temperature of the ...
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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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Change vs Replace Engine Oil (HELP)

So I own a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and I was looking at the maintenance schedule provided. In the document it shows they mention change engine oil and filter for some mileages and in other ...
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Oil Sensor Light on 2002 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro after Oil Change

Just recently had an Oil Change service done at Brakes Plus (about 4 days ago). I haven't driven it much since, but today I am getting a light on the dash that looks like this: The Check Engine Light ...
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I drove my bike without engine oil for 100kms at 80kmph and more after which it made a shrieking sound and stopped

Hi guys I'm phani kumar and im new here, I purchased hero achiever 150 from KRISHNA SAI MOTORS, MALKAJGIRI, HYDERABAD, India authorized dealer of Hero MotoCorp Ltd. I have been facing many ...
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DSG transmission fluid vs engine oil change

Sorry for a rather rookie question. I am very new to vehicle maintenance, and trying to do my own oil change. Recently I bought a used Volkswagen T5 Transporter 2.0 TDI DSG. And I've been looking at ...
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I over-filled my Honda Rancher 400 AT 4X4 with oil and now it will not start

I have an ATV 2006 HONDA RANCHER AT 400. I over-filled it with too much oil and now it will not start. Is this the cause of it not starting? I checked the spark plug and it’s good. I checked all fuses ...
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Does a pair of “2 ton” axle stands support 2 tons together or they each support 2 tons?

I bought a pair of axle stands that came as a set and it stated "2 ton" capacity on the box. Each axle stand has a sticker stating "2 ton" capacity. Since they came as a pair, does that mean one axle ...
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Maintenance oil change

Why would a tamper seal be installed when I took my vehicle to a meineke shop for an oil change? When it says memo on slip & the shop offers free towing, need I now be worried something is wrong ...
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Experienced shade tree mechanic needs ideas to speed up shop times

I've been an under the table mechanic for quite a while. finally broke into the field via the quicklane at a dealership. Tons of advancement opportunity! So I'm reaching out to others who have more ...
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2015 Hyundai Genesis - Ticking Noise in Engine

2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan 3.8L 24000 km My car is making a ticking noise in the engine. Almost like a muffled playing card in bike spokes. I especially noticed it after an oil change, but I seem to ...
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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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Is grime near the drip pan a problem?

I’m not sure if I dripped some oil during a previous oil change. Or Is something else happening that I should be worried about? The vehicle is a Sienna 2011 V6.
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Oil change done wrong

So I recently took my 2011 GMC Terrain to get an oil change. My truck takes synthetic oil so oil changes are pretty pricey! It’s only been about 2 1/2 weeks since I gotten this oil change and since ...
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Mixing oils of different viscosity

Hi everybody i am asking this question mostly in the context of motorcycle engine but i think the same basic principles apply on a car engine as well. I have changed my motorcycle engine oil with ~...
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I did a oil change but forgot to drain the pan and now I have oil leaking through air intake

It's blowing out thick white smoke and rattling pretty hard, I have motor oil coming out of my air intake and I can't put the air conditioning on cause it just shut the car off. I don't know what to ...
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New motorcycle missed first service oil change by 4k km…what could be the consequences?

So I was looking to buy a used Kawasaki z250, 1 cylinder bike that has around 5k km under his belt. Everything went fine untill I discovered it didn't get its first service at 1000km. I know that ...
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Will different viscocity of oils affect draining ratio of old oil and new oil?

I've read that different viscosity of oils do not mix. If this is the case how do the oils get layered e.g. does the thinner oil float to the top of the thicker oil? I've calculated with the first ...
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Why are car fluid suction pumps not popular with mechanics (for oil changes) and would you recommend them for home mechanics?

They seem like a great idea to me and if the oil is cold it's unlikely to melt the plastic tubing allowing anything to fall in. It seems like an effective method to do oil changes so why aren't they ...
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Do you need to start engine to check level while doing an oil and filter?

I read somewhere that if you change an oil and filter and check the level using the dipstick this will not show the correct level because once you start the car, the oil will move into the filter area,...
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How much oil remains after draining and how to ensure get it out? [duplicate]

This question is not the same as the one cited because that question is asking about the importance of getting leftover oil out whereas this question is asking about the amount left as well as how to ...
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Oil change & resealing of oil pan

OK I got my oil change and my 1000 100,000 mile service and from that they told me I needed to re-seal my oil pan because it had a leak I had to pay $523 and it turns out that $328 went to labor for ...
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Can I determine amount of oil from engine size, cylinder, and/or displacement

Is there a way to determine how much oil I need to put into my vehicle for an oil change, from any of the size, displacement and/or how many cylinders the engine has?
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Can I change my oil filter 2 weeks after putting new oil in?

I recently done an oil change on my Audi A4 Avant 1.9tdi. At the time I didn't have the tool to open the oil filter so i couldn't change it. I've bought the took and am going to put a new oil filter ...