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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Using synthetic oil with 115k kms (70k+ miles) [duplicate]

I have a 2008 Honda Fit GD1 that has around 115.000 kms or 70.000+ miles on it. For what is in the hood sticker, its been using Lubrax (a Brazilian brand) in the mineral form. I have the service book ...
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Wagon R burns engine oil

Suzuki Wagon R 2008 with 162000 on the odometer has started burning engine oil. What are the possible reasons & what are the repairs & costs?
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Inaccurate dipstick reading

I have owned my car almost 7 years. I've never before checked the oil level with readings like all three of the first holes not having oil in them but the 4th one at the top does. Or at times none of ...
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How is oil in an engine cooled?

After reading some articles regarding 'running low on oil', I understood the logic that having more (appropriate amount) of oil is better than running low as oil has time to cool down before it has to ...
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Having bit of Oil problem

I have a 2000 Ford Mustang,the oil light came up, so I thought it's time to put some oil in it. I did that and my oil light still says on. I am feeling low as my car won't start. Any clue what could ...
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Oil change: level was so low it didn't show on the dip-stick?

Had the oil changed and they said it didn't show on the dip-stick. Now it seems like the engine could be knocking a little. Could it be damaged? confused
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Why do some modern gasoline cars burn oil?

Car & Driver found that a brand-new Camaro SS consumed about a quart of oil every 5,000 miles. But, "Chevrolet says this is normal." Why is it "normal" for some (typically higher-performance) ...
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“Oil change overdue by sticker. (45)”

I recently brought my car for a 30,000 mile maintenance inspection. It was returned with Repair Order that I didn't read in details at the time. Now, I realized that there's a note, on the second ...
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Maximum allowed oil burning of Mercedes W203

I have a Mercedes W203 180 Kompressor car. My question is what is the maximum allowed oil burning of this car per 1000km?
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BURN oil residue on oil stick?

I'm considering buying a vehicle from a auction,. they will allow you to preview the vehicles but not crank/start them up. So, your kind of taking a chance, could be good ; could be bad. My question:...
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How low does the oil level have to get to trigger the low oil light?

I had an engine shudder during my idle after startup yesterday morning. I checked my oil level and was a full X cross hatch height below the min oil line. I added 1.5 qts to get up to the max line. It ...
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is this right? Top End Rebuild on my 94 Harley Top End and using Synthetic Oil for the first 3,000 miles then told to switch to regular Harley oil

just rebuilt my 94 Harley Top End and using Synthetic Oil for the first 3,000 miles then told to switch to regular Harley oil.
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Rebuilt engine: cranks but lots of white/grayish fumes

So today I cranked the engine I was rebuilding (Skoda Estelle/120 '72, RWD, rear mounted engine) and while it started, yes, but not without some struggling, I got a lot of white or light grayish fumes....
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Too much oil in engine [closed]

If I've accidentally poured more oil than necessary, how much would a job to fix this error usually cost?
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Oil pressure blowing through filter gasket, but gauge shows pressure is ok

As I'm getting ready for breaking the engine I just rebuilt (Skoda Estelle/120 '70s, RWD, rear mounted engine) I wanted to start checking things before firing it, even before cranking it. I made a rod ...
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Chevrolet Cruze 2011 oil Type Change [duplicate]

I've made changed my car oil and they put in synthetic before it was non-synthetic, It's there any problem with this, or its safe? Do I need next time I change the oil to continue with synthetic or ...
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Does engine oil get old and go bad?

Does engine oil actually go bad from just sitting within an engine that's not getting use? I feel conventional motor oil has been sitting underground for millions of years prior to being extracted and ...
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Alfa Romeo 146 burns oil on prolonged uphills at low RPM

When climbing prolonged uphills (not necessarily stiff), the engine starts burning a lot of oil and the power drops significantly. I've noticed that if I make the climb on high RPM (~5k) this problem ...
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Peugeot 206, engine oil level fine, but the 6 segments flash indicates fault

The peugeot 206 has the oil level gauge in picture: specifically in that state means "fault". Today I've noticed my oil engine gauge light is in that state. I've checked the oil level, it seems fine ...
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Oil and sulge in water colling system VW golf MK4 1.6 [duplicate]

Hie guys I had oil and sulge in my water cooling system. took out all the coolant and replaced it with clean coolant. took a test drive had the same oil in my system again. what could be the problem?
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What is the best oil to use on a 3306 engine in Africa?

What is the best oil type prefer to use on a 3306 Engine in Africa?
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Grit in motor oil

During a long road trip I have been periodically checking the engine oil levels every 500ish miles. However the last time I did it on a dusty dirt road off the side of the highway. 1) Could the dust/...
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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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Symptoms for oil change

Its difficult for everyone in determining the oil's health by mere inspection from a dipstick and check for the viscosity etc.Are there any other symptoms which a vehicle craving for new oil would ...
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oil light not showing on car

i drive a toyota tazz 1.3 it has an immobiliser it has been working fine and yesterday i tried to turn it on it didnt show oil light only battery light and didnt start it tried kicking it and it did ...
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Why different fluids in car systems

For example, why couldn't brake fluid be used for transmissions or vice versa or power steering fluid as brake fluid etc with the exception of coolant Aren't they all a form of oil that isn't ...
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Audi oil change interval

I was reading the service manual of Audi Q3 and was surprised to know the recommended oil change interval of new car is 30000 kms or 730 days. Compare this to a suzuki sedan or even a hatch that ...
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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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2002 Audi S8 oil loss during road trip?

I'm not terribly car savvy and couldn't find an answer I could wrap my head around, so I figured I'd just swallow my pride and ask. I've started a 7k mile road trip, and I'm about 2500 miles into it. ...
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how do I clean 4 qts of 10W30 out of the cooling system,

By mistake, I put 4 qts of 10W30 engine oil in my radiator. How can I clean it out? I've seen suggestions for using dish washing detergent. Is that safe? I am thinking of using DAWN because it ...
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Oil pressure light on Golf R Mark 7

This morning my car stalled when I turned on the engine (left it in gear the night before, stupid me) and my oil pressure light came up for a few seconds then it disappeared. Will it be fine?
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2008 Jeep Wrangler ticking when idling and gets faster as rpms go up

My Jeep wrangler 3.8L V6 has a ticking noise while idling and it gets faster as the rpms go up. It started happening and I checked the engine oil and it was empty I filled it right up after.
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Can I mix 5w30 and 5w40 engine oil

5W-30 fully synthetic engine oil exists in a Vauxhall Insignia engine but it needs topping up and I believe it should have oil in 5W-40 viscometrics. Is it safe to top up fully synthetic 5W-30 with ...
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I put too much oil in my motorcycle, is it going to harm it? [duplicate]

I changed the oil in my 2004 cagiva raptor 125 (transmission) and i put back almost 1 liter of oil. The bike is supposed to have 800ml of oil in it. Is it going to harm it in any way?
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Oil in water coolant

I have a 2005 KIA Sorento Limited Edition suv which I recently bought secondhand...i just found out that black oil is present in the water coolant, is it safe to still drive it? What could possibly be ...
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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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Used engine oil

It is advised to hand over the drained oil to oil recycling centre,what happens to that used oil. I have seen a few sellers selling very cheap engine oil,do they recycle it and sell it in a new ...
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Running low oil on engine would give my 4stroke kart more power?

I race 4 stroke engine go kart, and a very respectful engine tuner said to me that if I run with little less oil then the engine level (80% of recommended, 0,8l) it will break sooner but will become ...
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oil leak after oil change

My 2005 Lexus GX470 had no leak before I took it to Jiffy Lube. They changed the oil, but now, I see a puddle of fresh oil every morning. I took it back to them 2 times, but every time they said they ...
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If engine doesn't seem to consume any oil, how often should I check the level?

I have heard that oil level should be checked regularly on fill-ups (every second fill-up or so). However, on my car (a 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid), the oil level was full when I bought the car as new. ...
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Will an oil extractor also drain the oil in the oil filter?

I have a 2016 Nissan Frontier, and I completed its first oil change last week. Naturally, the oil filter is angled upwards, so that even if I completely drain the oil pan, the filter is still nearly ...
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Honda civic 1997

PLEASE HELP!! I have a honda civic 1997 and I've just started these classes a couple towns away so I have a 45 minute drive 5 days a week for 3 weeks. I have been forgetting to put oil in it. My car ...
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What proportion of the motor oil comes out when just removing filter?

Me and my friend tried to change the oil on my car, but one problem is my jack wouldn't put the car up high enough to give me enough leverage to break the bolt at the bottom of the tank. I tried to ...
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How often I need to change the motor oil of the Honda Fit 2008?

I bought a Honda Fit 2008 with 53000 miles, and I want to know how often I need change the motor oil?. Thanks in advance.
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oil in coolant reservoir … urgent … Peugeot 206 Xri … 2006

I need some advice I'm broke and I need the car (like it's not an option) it hasn't overheated yet . This just happened about a week ago, I'm driving way slower like 50/60kmh and 70/90kmh when in ...
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Engine oil change interval difference

I know of 2 fully automatic scooters(Honda activa and Hero Pleasure) produced by 2 different manufacturers which use exactly the same engine produced by honda but their recommended oil grade and oil ...
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Why is my car making a knocking noise?

2001 Chrysler Sebring lxi 4 door. 2.7 liter 24 valveWhy is my car making a knocking noise? It will start it, drive yet when i press the gas it makes a knocking sound and takes off very slow
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Using vegetable oil to flush engine of gunk

I've been told by a mechanic friend of mine that AFTER I've used engine flush I can put in vegetable oil, run engine for a short while then drain. He says that as the veg oil is sticky, it'll help ...
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Dipstick markings still correct after sump modification?

I installed a remanufactured engine into my Ford Transit a few weeks ago and asked the company to remove the harmonic balancer shaft on it as it can cause problems (the engine is a Ford/Mazda Duratec ...
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White smoke from tail pipe and loss of power when accelerating

I have a 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 V6 with 145,000 miles. For about the last 6 months or so when I start the vehicle after it's been sitting for a while, a very large plume of white smoke belches out from ...