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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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 ...
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coolant in oil of 2008 Pontiac G-6

What do I need to do if coolant was accidentally put in where the oil goes of a 2008 Pontiac G-6? I haven't tried anything as of yet. I'm afraid to start the car. I didn't know if I needed to flush ...
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DipStick shows upper limit even before recommended amount of oil is poured

My Honda activa scooter's manual say to add 800 ml of engine oil when the strainer screen is cleaned.I have drained all the oil and cleaned the strainer screen. I bought 800 ml pack of manufacture's ...
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Am I being misled [duplicate]

I have a 2015 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI, DSG box. I have just had the 30000 mile service which is oil & filter, driven home from the garage about 3/4 mile and dipped the oil to find that it is black. ...
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Over full oil on a road trip

I've got a 2010 toyota prius. I'm on a road trip and changed the oil right before I took off, unfortunately I was in a hurry and didn't realize I overfilled the oil. (likely 0.5-1.2quarts overfilled ) ...
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Transmission oil quantity

I wish to change the transmission oil of my two wheeler. I have drained the existing oil and bought the specified grade of oil from the company authorized service station.The ...
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Rough start with sputtering and strong exhaust odor

I have had nothing but problems since getting a tune up. I had to replace the spark plug wiring and got a tune up. Then my check engine light came on 3 weeks later and I had to get a new gas cap and a ...
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What can I do to get the oil pump to work?

I replaced the oil pump on a Volvo 240. The oil pump is down in the oil pan underneath the engine. I followed the Haynes manual which said to prime the pump with Vaseline. I put everything back ...
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What is the difference between JASO MB and JASO MA and JASO MA2

I want to ask the differences between the JASO MA MA2 and MB oils.I have checked the JASO website but does not offer much information on this.Also why is it advised to not use JASO MB oil for ...
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Is it possible to use bicycle chain oil for a car?

Would bicycle chain oil provide enough lubrication and protection to components in an engine to allow it to maintain normal operation?
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix Idles at a higher temp than normal

I've just changed my oil and originally put diesel oil into my 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix accidentally, but removed it before ever turning it on and put the correct oil in. Now 1000 miles later, it sits ...
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Oil Leaking after Oil Change…Seems Shady

I went to Sears Auto Center. This was the third time I've gone there and every time I go they have to order a filter to be delivered. After the first time, I would tell them days in advance that they ...
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Oil may have been slightly contaminated on last change … change again?

Long story short (details are irrelevant ... and embarrassing), I may have introduced some atmospheric contamination in my recent oil change. Basically, small dust and dirt flecks, that sort of ...
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2004 Tahoe: Oil and Coolant Dissapearing

In my 2004 Tahoe both my coolant in my oil are disappearing. I have no trace of liquid underneath the vehicle when parked. However, every month or so we will get an engine coolant hot message and I ...
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What is the first point of failure on an engine?

I'm curious, if serviced properly, for example every six thousand mile oil change, what would be the first thing to fail on an engine, my guess would be valve stem seals as they are not metal but I’m ...
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Recommend Engine Oil grade for 250cc Oil Cooled Motorcycle Engine

I am using Loncin GP250, 250cc oil Cooled engine. After 500km run, I used motul 20/40 engine oil. Problem is, engine is heating too much. Question is what is the recommended engine oil grade for 250cc ...
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Hands still smell like gasoline after multiple washings, it is safe to handle food?

I have been reparing my weed wacker, so I have the gasoline/oil mixture on my hands. I have washed them twice with hand soap, once with orange soap scrub, once with dish soap, once with hand ...
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P2646 after Head Gasket Replacement…WRONG or NO OIL?

I just had my head gasket replaced on my 05 civic... Driving city speeds felt fine, but I did notice a little bit of rattling, which I thought was just a new sound she would make due to the engine ...
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Honda Nighthawk 250 oil does not rise to the cam lobes

I have a Nighthawk 250 model 1993. I have the problem that the oil not rise to the cam lobes of left cylinder. My actions: 1. Change the oil pump to a new one. Works fine 2. Check the little orifice ...
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318 V8 oil pressure problem

I have a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 318 V8 with about 167,000 kms (100,00 miles). The other day on the highway, I noticed a ticking sound which I interpreted to be valve lifter noise, which ...
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How much oil should drain from a lawn tractor?

I have a Craftsman lawn tractor with an 18.5 HP Intek Engine (97700 series). The manual says it holds 3.5 pints of oil; however, when I change the oil, I am lucky if I can get 2 pints out. (That is ...
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VW 1.9 TDI after total engine and turbo repair burns oil

I recently bought a used VW Passat diesel 1.9 TDI (1997) model. It used to burn oil so I send it for general maintenance in the motor (pistons springs, valves, turbo). It seems that after the first ...
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Will it harm an engine to use 10W oil when it calls for 5W?

I have a 1994 Buick Century with a 3.1L V6. The cap on the oil reservoir calls for 5W-30 oil. I know that the engine is full of 10W-30 oil. I know that the number ahead of the "W" is an indication ...
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How to reset the oil life percentage in my Honda car

My Honda car showed oil life of 15%. I changed the oil, but the oil life indicator is still at 15%. How do I reset the oil life indicator on my Honda automobile?
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Showing Oil Pressure When Engine Cold and Not Running

I noticed a strange problem on my motorcycle last night. I have a 2006 ZX-10R and as I was leaving work, I noticed the oil pressure warning was not on. Normally, as soon as you turn the key to the on ...
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Strange oil consumption in a 2010 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro

I have a 2010 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro. Here are the facts: I had an oil change several months ago performed by a shop that is quite familiar with this kind of car and has a very good reputation. About a ...
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How can I confirm if my (petrol) car's engine oil was actually changed?

I recently took my car into what is supposed to be the best garage in town (certainly, the most expensive). Foolishly, partly because of their reputation, I didn't take precautions I'd normally take ...

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