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Overfill oil on 1.5 Liter VTEC-e Civic 1995

I have a 1.5 Liter VTEC-e Civic 1995. The valves are noisy if I fill oil up to the manufacturer recommended level. But if I overfill by a quart the engine and valves are much quieter. Is this ...
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P0017 after oil change

I have a 07 Cadillac CTS. I got my oil changed on Saturday at a Valvoline oil change shop, didn't drive Sunday, then on Monday my check engine light came on and the car now accelerates slowly. The ...
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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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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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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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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 remove "concave" hex oil drain plug?

I am quite handy but I've never bothered to try my own car maintenance. But I want to start with oil changes so I know how. After crawling under my 2008 Subaru Impreza and finding the oil drain plug I ...
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Engine Oil Change Leak Seizing?

Sorry for the long question, it is necessary. My car is a 2015 Kia Forte Ex (GDI engine 20k miles) I took my car to get an oil change, tuneup etc. They messed up and it had a major oil leak which ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Did I completely ruin my engine from driving with no oil?(video)

I have a 2004 elantra, not sure how many miles are on it because the odometer has been broken since I got it four years ago but I'd say it's over 200k. It's a car that needs a lot of upkeep and I've ...
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Acura Dealerships Overfill Oil

I have been to multiple Acura Dealerships within California (3) and I have noticed a common trend after an oil change. It seems that every single one of them overfills the oil past the max fill line. ...
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Is it bad to use scooter oil in a motorcycle?

I am supposed to change the oil (Transmission) of my 2004 Cagiva Raptor 125. The recommended oil by the manufacter is Agip racing 5w40. I bought Motul Scooter Power 5w40, which is more expensive and ...
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Jeep Wrangler Sahara (86,600kms mileage)-Oil change

Is it okay to mix Mopar 5W-20 with 1.5 liter of Total Quartz 5W-40? Driving in the middleast
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chevrolet cruze 2011 code 82?

I have a Cruze 2011, and I recently changed the oil, now the car is showing Code 82, I checked on the internet and seems to be related to oil I take out the yellow stick to check the oil level and the ...
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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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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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