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How Much Oil Does My Car Take?
Motor oil is vital to engine function. Usually 4-cylinder engines use five quarts of oil, 6-cylinder engines use six quarts, and V8 engines use eight.
Is it Safe to Drive With the Oil Light On?
The Engine Oil Light indicates low engine oil levels or low engine oil pressure. Pull over and check your engine oil to avoid major engine damage.
How to React When Your Oil Light Is On
You’re driving along and you notice your oil light come on. You’re on your way to work and you...
What Does It Mean When My Car Is "Burning" Oil?
Burning oil is usually caused by leaking oil that burns up on hot engine or exhaust components. Fix leaking oil to prevent expensive car repairs.
What Does It Mean When My Car Is "Burning" Oil?
Burning oil is usually caused by leaking oil that burns up on hot engine or exhaust components. Fix leaking oil to prevent expensive car repairs.
What Does It Mean When the Dashboard Warning Lights Blink?
A blinking car warning light can indicate different problems with your car. If your Check Engine Light flashes without stopping, get it checked out.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid
Common signs of a faulty VVT solenoid include the Check Engine Light coming on, dirty engine oil, rough engine idle, and decreased fuel economy.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Low Oil Level Sensor
Common signs include inaccurate oil readings, the Oil Light coming on for no reason, the car not starting, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing High Pressure Safety Valve
Common signs include the Oil Pressure Light illuminating, increased engine noise, and oil pressure dropping.
How Long Does an Oil Pan Gasket Last?
Maintaining Maintaining a car is a bit easier said than done to all of the parts that are contained within your engine. One of the things that helps to keep the parts in an engine running like they should is...
How Long Does an Oil Filter Housing Gasket Last?
Oil Oil is one of the most important parts of any engine due to the lubrication that it can provide. The internal parts of the engine need a lot of lubrication in order to stay working as they are supposed...
How Long Do Oil Cooler Lines Last?
The The only way that an engine will be able to run as intended is by having the right internal temperature. With all of the different things that can cause an engine’s internal temperature to rise, it will be a...
How Long Does a Low Oil Level Sensor Last?
Having Having the right amount of oil in an engine is important to the smooth running of your engine. In order for the engine on a car to run as intended, it will have to have the right amount of...
How Long Does an Oil Pump Cover Gasket Last?
In In order for the oil in your car to get to where it needs to go, it will need the right amount of pressure. There are a number of different systems and parts on a car that help to...

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Why Does a Car Burn Oil?
During normal engine operation, all engines use oil to lubricate all of the internal moving parts of the engine like the bearings, camshaft, crankshaft, timing chain, valves, lifters, piston rods, and piston rings. There are two different ways that the...
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What's wrong with my car
The oil light will come on if the oil pressure drops too low for adequate lubrication of moving parts in the engine. If the light does come on, you should quickly shut off the engine, but only once you are...
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Timing chain problem
Hello. This can be caused by a variety of things, timing chain being one of them. However, there are many other reasons this may also happen, such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, fuel injection problems, a bad idle...
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Oil light staying on.
Hello and thanks for the question. Your oil light staying on even after the car has started is something that requires immediate attention. I would recommend having it checked asap. The good news here is that it doesn't always mean...
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Oil light on
Hello. The PVC valve shouldn’t cause your oil light to come on. Most likely, the problem is that the oil is low, which would cause the light to come on. The oil pressure could be faulty, which would also cause...
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Oil light on
The oil light typically calls for the oil pressure to be tested. You may need to replace the sending unit or fix the cause of the low oil pressure in the engine. The jerking in the engine would depend on...
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Oil light goes off and on.
This light will usually come on when one of two things are happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly and may be producing a faulty reading. I...
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Oil light comes on when idle
I would recommend checking the oil level. Sometimes when an engine is just slightly low, the oil light may come on at idle simply due to the lack of oil pressure when the motor is not working as hard. Be...
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Oil light
This light will usually come on when one of two things are happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly and may be producing a faulty reading. I...
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Check Oil Light coming on.
Hello. You are correct that the light can come on for these reasons. If the oil light comes on and there is no engine noise then it is more than likely the oil pressure sensor that needs to be replaced....
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Car lost power
Hello. Most of the time when this car suddenly stops like this it is because the timing belt broke. If it has never been replaced then this is very likely. It can also occur if the ASD relay failed or...
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Is the oil pan gasket the same thing as oil gasket
The term "oil gasket" is not helpful. It could refer to any number of gaskets in your engine. . "Oil pan gasket" however is a specific name that refers to the gasket on the oil "sump" or "pan" Gaskets are...
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My Hyudai elantra 2014 stalled and stopped after the battery light, engine light and oil light came on
Hello, thank you for writing in. With check engine lights on, the first step is always scanning the vehicle for codes. These help direct your attention and ease diagnostics. The main concern is that the engine is making a loud...
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My oil pressure low light comes oil and I replaced the sensor several times but it still comes on
Hello, thank you for writing in. Particularly having the check engine light on, the vehicle will have set off diagnostic troubleshooting codes that pertain to whatever component has set off the warning lights. You will want to start by having...
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My oil level is low and I just had my oil changed.
If that much oil was leaking or being burned in such a short period of time, there would generally be some drivability concern as well like blue smoke, running rough or stalling. It is possible the attendant may have poured...
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Engine light blinking and the oil light come on. Accelerates slow but when you get to about 30 mph it smooth out. Then when you slow down it start shake.
For the cylinder that has excessive oil in it, the oil is either coming in for the piston rings being worn or the valve guide is leaking on the intake valve causing the engine to consume the oil. If the...
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B1 Service Due NOW notification still pops up.
Hi there. The oil light may be coming on as the technician may have not turned it off or for got to reset the oil reminder light. Click here to view how to reset the oil reminder light on your...
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Oil light breifly came on then went back off and the car died and won't start up. When it did this, the engine sounded horrible.
Hi there. If the engine oil light was flashing and the engine was running a little rough, then there was an issue that was happening at that moment. Check the engine oil and see if the level if full or...
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At oil temp light flashing
Hello. Yes, your warning light will illuminate when the automatic transmission fluid is low. The transmission is one of the components that will turn on a "check engine" light. The reason you are low on transmission fluid may be the...
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Car won't start after adding oil to I added oil drove for like 3 blocks and it died now it just turns over but will not start
Hello. The oil light is telling you the vehicle has low oil pressure. How low was the oil when you had to add it? If you have not check it since it stalled you should do that first. If it...

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