Questions tagged [oil-change]

For questions regarding changing the engine or transmission lubricant oil, or problems resulting from doing so.

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missed oil changes

due to covid and other circumstances, I failed to have my oil changed last year on my newish car. totally my fault and I understand I have caused myself a ton of money here, but just want a second or ...
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Confirmation of oil change bolt on a Ford Focus

I'm prepping an engine oil change on a 2014 Ford Focus, and would like to confirm if the 15mm bolt shown in the picture is the one I have to remove to release the oil. Is the correct one identified?
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Motorcycle Engine making a ticking noise after oil change and oil filter swap

I recently changed my bike's oil using the oil specified in the manual, also cleaned out the fuel lines and cleaned the carbs. Now when I start the bike, I hear this ticking noise, I recorded it in ...
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Does the engine oil affect the top speed of each gear

I have an R15v3 with 4.5km mileage, just recently I had no choice but to use semi synthetic oil because the shop I bought the oil from gave the wrong product, now I feel that my engine "roars&...
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Oil change problems 2013 chevy camaro

I drained my old oil, put the plug back, refilled with 5 qrts of oil, started the car, checked the dipstick and it shows about an or more over the fill line. I pulled the oil plug to drain some ...
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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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How can I get this broken oil drain cover off?

So I have this broken oil drain cover under my GY6 Chinese Scooter I'm pretty sure it's one of these: The head was rounded and I thought it was just a steel bolt that went through a cover so I put ...
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If you have driven with excessive oil for a few days, then removed it, how do you know if there has been damage and to what extent? [closed]

MechAnic filled engine oil way above maximum and I have driven for a few days and only just realized now because I was getting a burning smell and checked the oil Level. I knew the rocker The valve ...
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Engine oil change interval

Very confusing topic I want to know exact drain interval of engine oil company says 6000 km and my mechanic says every 2000 . I use semi synthetic veedol take off 4t 10w30 api sn in my hero honda CBZ ...
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Can you use an oil extractor on transmission oil?

Is this a good idea and will it work effectively? If you put a hose through a transmission input hole wouldn’t the pipe not make it to the bottom because of gears being in the way etc or is it still ...
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Engine oil to use for a 1953 International Harvester (IH) R-110

I'm restoring an older truck and I'm assuming that regular engine oil is ok to use in an old vehicle like that. Some people mention soft valve beds so the oil needs more zinc in it. What type/brand/...
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Replacing rubber drain plug gasket with a crush washer

I changed my oil today, and replaced the rubber gasket that was starting to deteriorate with a crush washer. I was unable to find any info if this was acceptable, but I did see that similar washers ...
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Loss of initial pickup in standard 350

After riding 12000 km with my standard 350, I lost initial pickup up to 3rd gear, I felt like the bike is struggling to reach 30 kmph. Above 40 it is ok and no starting problem, but starts slowly ...
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Is it ok not to have oil to the full mark?

I had my oil changed at the dealership for my 2013 Corolla. It is full synthetic oil. The next day, I checked the oil on a cold engine before I started it for the day. The level is not the max but it ...
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Authentic Engine Oil online

Generally at Car service centers I observed that they buy huge barrels of Engine Oil. I don't trust, what they are putting in my car. So, I purchased an engine oil can online (See picture). My ...
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Can I use motorcycle engine oil on automobile?

This question is simple, but I can't find the answer. It is not recommended to put automobile engine oil on a motorcycle because motorcycle is often run with much higher RPM, but what about the in ...
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Engine oil change from 15w50 to a higher viscosity

I have a 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer CK2 with a 4g15 dohc 16 valve engine. I've been using Valvoline VR1 15w40 engine oil and recently noticed its burning a bit more oil than usual. The tailpipe is clean ...
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Metal shavings in V8 truck engine oil change

I was changing the oil in my 2004 Chevrolet Siverado 1500 this weekend, and when I was going to put the plug back in, I noticed a few tiny wire-like metal shavings sticking to the magnetic oil plug. ...
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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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When chainging oil something fell in the engine

So i was chainging oil and when i was piaring oil in engine something white went in the engine it was 2-3cm big i think a plastic peace or bubble and i know i can kill the engine if it block ...
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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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Why is certain motor oil noisy?

I recently used a product with 100% PAO base. However, there is an unprecedented noise. I wonder if it's my car's problem or if certain oils can be noisy.
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Using gasoline to clean crank case?

I recently purchased a CRF50 dirt bike and was going to do an oil change on it. I was talking with a friend and they recommended I take the following steps when I do my first oil change to help "...
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How to diagnose potential damage done after driving for 6k with half the oil?

My brother got a 2007 RAM 1500 4.7L with 96000 miles on it. He drove 6k miles on it over the past 6 months, without changing oil. Oil was level when he got it. Obviously, it was not smart of him to ...
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What is the difference between flushing and draining? And can flushing be a bad idea?

I have seen videos on YouTube saying that flushing your engine or transmission oil can sometimes cause damage on old vehicles which didn't have regular oil changes done to them. Is there any truth ...
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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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Engine oil for Honda SH150i

I want to change the engine oil of my Honda SH150i scooter model of 2005. What are some different options of oil that I could buy ?
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2005 Audi S4 - Which motor oil to use?

Have an 05 Audi S4 (B6). Previous owner said he used 0W ??, while the auto parts store said that for this model, you can use 0W or 5W and that you can interchange with no issues. My understanding is ...
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Oil change on isuzu box truck

My husband changed the oil on his isuzu box truck and he says he did eveything exactly as he was suppose to but this morning he got up and drove it and it went into regin and then he seen alot of ...
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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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In what conditions/ factors/ cases our engine oil burn without our knowledge

Around 6 months ago I have service my bike from the showroom, all the required things changed and it works fine. Now, few days ago I was driving my bike and suddenly my bike stops, tried to start by ...
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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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Should I perform my first oil change at 1000 miles, or when the manual says?

I've read in various places that you should perform your first oil change on a new car at 1,000 miles or so. But the exact miles are available in the owner's manual. The owner's manual only states to ...
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Chevrolet Aveo 2013 T300 won't start

I need some advice. After changing the oil filter, the car does not start. The starter works, the engine is trying to catch, but runs irregularly and then it stops. Could you advise me what the ...
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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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NO OIL 48 hours after oil change

I had the oil changed Friday afternoon on my 2018 SUV (15k miles). On Saturday morning, I noticed a 18'x18" puddle under my car. On Sunday afternoon, I noticed a large 45" x 30" puddle under my car ...
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Castrol ACEA A3/B4 vs ACEA C3

I'm planning to change my engine oil. However I noticed I accidently bought C3 instead of A3/B4 which is currently in the engine. The operating engine is a Corsa C 1.4 from 2002. Could this do any ...
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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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