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Can I use API certified oil in my 2011 Volkswagen Jetta?

I have a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 SEL. I recently have decided to start doing my own oil changes due to the increasing prices of having it changed elsewhere. I know that the oil that has been used in ...
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Manual Transmission Gearbox Oil Change Method

After changing my drive shaft and losing some transmission oil in the process (about 0.4L a related query open on this), being unable to undo the filler hole as it is stripped. I can put oil through ...
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2023 BMW x3 m40i “Pre-mature” Oil Change

Just got my first BMW (x3 m40i) last summer, brand new. The first oil change is due @ 14k km (mind blown). Completed the manual-recommended break-in and now stuck wondering if I should do an oil ...
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Small quantity of brake fluid got into engine oil, is this problematic?

My buddy was changing his oil yesterday and overfilled it when pouring in new oil. So he loosened the drain plug to let some out, no big deal. Problem is, he let just a bit too much out, and later ...
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First Oil Change - I messed up!

Okay, so I did my first ever oil change on my own this week and had a scary experience. I drained and then added the oil as I should and when I checked it after bringing the engine in operating temp, ...
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Nissan Almera 2006 Engine Oil Overfilled [duplicate]

Was doing an oil change 2 days ago, have done it numerous times before, for whatever reason, I've overfilled it this time. If I was to put a measurement on it, it's over by about 2-4mm on the max line,...
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Can you use engine oil past it's monthly change cycle?

Can engine oil be used past it's monthly cycle? If the manufacturer specified the oil/oil filter change interval to be every 5k mi or every 4 months, but it took someone one 1 year 2 months to run the ...
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Oil change drain plug

So im tryna do my oil change on my 2008 charger but i cannot get the bolt to go loose ive tried everything and im not tryna stripe it n leave it round
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I got a vehicle at around 92300 miles , however I want to change my oil to make sure it has synthetic high mileage oil

I got my 2018 ram 1500 last month had around 92300 miles , and I’m no over 93200 miles , I put on over 1000 miles and I would like to put in synthetic oil and change the oil filter as well , to make ...
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My oil light says oil is at 4% can I add a quart of oil to take my percentage up

My oil is down to 4% can I add oil until my oil change
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Change engine oil before or after engine tune up

I have a couple of vehicle maintenance tasks lined up, including: Oil and oil filter replacement Spark plug replacement Basic engine tuning Any additional replacement suggested by the technician ...
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What preparations to make before changing oil on old neglected tractor diesel engine

I bought an old Massey Fergusson 135 Diesel which I have a theory has not had its oil changed for at least 20 years: I don't have the means to transport it to a mechanic, so I am preparing to change ...
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Oil change always seem to end with high oil level

I have changed the oil multiple times on two different Toyotas. Each time when I check oil level at the end, it's always above the full line on the stick. I understand that it's impossible to drain ...
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When should I do the first oil change for a rarely used lawnmower?

I bought a lawnmower that has these oil change service intervals in the engine operating manual: After the first month or after 5 operating hours: change the engine oil Every 6 months or after 50 ...
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Difference between normal oil and hybrid oil

Trying to buy some oil for my 2020 hybrid toyota camry after finding out its MUCH more expensive in the dealer and they only fill it with semi-synthetic oil. I found the same oil from shell, both are ...
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Switching to heavier oil for hot weather

I have a 5.3 Triton 3V that asks for 5W-20 in the manual, but I live in a very hot climate, where the lowest this season is 20~ celsius and the hottest is 45~ celsius. Will switching to 5W-30, 10W-30 ...
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In between oil changes,car ran out of oil,causing check engine light to come on and the camshaft timing sensor code

So,I get regular oil changes in my 2018 Hyundai elantra, but never thought to check oil levels between changes. My car started to stall going up hills when rpms got below 1000. Took it to a shop and ...
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Dip stick showing well above max

Just done an oil and filter change. Fully drained and topped up with 4.5l. I believe the engine takes 5l The dipstick readings are seemingly inconsistent. Could it be residue or could I overfilled ...
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Changing Oil vs Adding Oil

My vehicle drinks Oil nearly as quickly as fuel. The manufacturer recommends changing oil every 10k miles. The vehicle needs oil fill-up every 3-5k miles. By 10k miles, with 2-3 new oil top-ups, isn't ...
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When to change oil for new generation Mazda?

I have a 2021 Mazda3 and MyMazda app is showing that I need to change my oil soon. I had an oil change at 4600 miles and it's telling me to change oil at 7600 miles, and it's currently at 7500 miles. ...
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How many minutes to wait after turning off small air-cooled engine before oil change?

I am breaking in an inverter generator with small air-cooled 80cc 4-stroke single cylinder engine. After the break-in, I will change the supplied mineral oil to a high-quality fully synthetic oil. My ...
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Engine fires up violently after reconnecting coil pack connector

It is recommended to prefill the oil filter during an oil change to reduce the amount of time needed for the oil pump to fill a new oil filter. In cars with vertical oil filters it is easy to fill the ...
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What are the ideal conditions for changing oil in a car engine?

I own a Ford Transit Connect 2012 1.8 TDCI and am planning on getting the engine oil changed. I can decide between two mechanics. The first one is about an hour away. The other one is only about 10 ...
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Can an engine run without oil for a few seconds, if the oil change was just done

I accidentally started up my engine after draining the oil and inserting the oil filter. I know that running an engine without oil causes the parts not to be lubricated and thus, causing damage. In my ...
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Antifreeze poured in instead of oil at oil change

Poured a gallon of antifreeze in oil input top of the engine after draining the oil. Did not start engine. Left open to dry out. A friend needing money did this, but I put the 50/50 next to a quart of ...
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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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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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Does synthetic oil expire while in your engine?

Basically I ride a motorcycle very infrequently and tend to not ride it at all during the winter, so it sits in the garage for a long time during the year. I use stabilizer on the gasoline but I am ...
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Does engine oil compensate below-threshold Catalytic Converter performance?

I have a Toyota Yaris 1.3 VVT-i with 2SZ-FE engine. The car has 100K of mileage (I recently bought it with no service history). Most importantly, its check-engine light is on for "catalytic ...
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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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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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