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What would be the best type of full synthetic oil and filter to replace in my truck?
The type of oil that should be used for a specific application depends largely on the driver's driving habits, the environment in which the car is driven, the mileage on the car's engine and the limits that the engine may...
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Oil leaking engine won't hold oil but car starts
As you know, an oil leak can range from somewhat minor to very serious depending on the location of the leak and how quickly it is leaking. I would recommend not starting the car at all until getting this leak...
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2 kilometer run and the temperature is hotter than normal.
Hi there. Check the coolant level in the radiator. If the radiator is low on coolant, fill it up to the top and check for any visible leaks. If the coolant is not leaking, then check the engine oil and...
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Have oil on one of my spark plug wires in the spark plug well the test are fine. What should I do.
Hi there. The issue that you are having is a small o-ring seal on your valve cover is either split or damaged. The valve cover should have a seal all the way around it and 4 o-rings in the middle...
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Changing from regular oil to synthetic oil
Synthetic vs conventional oil is one of the most debated myths surrounding the topic of oil changes. This will not hurt your engine when switching from synthetic to conventional or vice versa. In fact, Synthetic blend oils are actually a...
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I have a 2014 nissan maxima. It smoking from the exhaust with a blueish gray look. There's no oil leaks on the ground.
Hi there. Check the engine oil level and see how low it is. If the oil is a little low, then the oil is burning in the exhaust system. This is caused by the valve guide seals leaking, the rings...
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I have always used regular 5W-30 Motor oil - should I change to synthetic?
Switching from regular to synthetic oil is not a problem. Your engine will benefit from the better lubrication, temperature resistance, and staying cleaner longer than conventional oils. Switching to synthetic oil or even back to conventional oil is not a...
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Hello, you need to stay with the right grade of oil (5w-30) changing this can create oil usage and poor engine performance. You can use 5w-30 Pennzoil. Synthetic base oils give you added mileage between oil changes.
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My dad added a quart of regular oil to my car which uses synthetic. He drove it 800 miles before I knew. It hasn't had any probl
You should not worry about the addition of normal oil instead of synthetic oil. The oil should be changed at the normal time. The oil system does not need to be flushed. Any time the oil is low you should...
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Oil fouls one spark plug - possible cause and recommendations to repair.
Hi there. If oil is causing the spark plug on cylinder number 4 to foul out every 600 to 700 miles, then the valve guide seals to that cylinder are damaged and need replaced. The valve guide seals prevent excessive...
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Will it damage my engine if I switch from synthetic blend to regular motor oil to do a oil change being I live in Florida?
It is not snow or ice that will damage an engine but heat and friction. This engine is turbo charged and the turbo bearings are lubricated by the engine oil. When you change the oil you should use only the...
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Burning oil
Broadly, if oil consumption exceeds 1 quart for every 1,000 to 2,000 miles that's when we start to refer to oil consumption as "excessive". Ideally, consumption should not exceed 1 quart in 4,000 miles or more. On your vehicle, before...
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Does a 2014 Toyota Corolla use synthetic oil?
Synthetic vs conventional oil is one of the most debated myths surrounding the topic of oil changes. This will not hurt your engine when switching from synthetic to conventional or vice versa. In fact, synthetic blend oils are actually a...
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I used 5w-20 engine oil of instead of 5w-40 as recommended in the manual
The most important thing is do not run the engine low on oil even using a lighter weight oil. Since you did put in the incorrect oil I would recommend not running the vehicle too hard until you get the...
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I may have put the wrong type oil in my car?
Your engine does not show in the manual that it is required to use only full synthetic oil. You can use the synthetic blend or conventional type oils as long as you use the correct weight oil that is recommended...
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Will it be okay if I switched my oil from synthetic to blended?
The effect on engine wear, efficiency of operation, and service life (i.e., engine service life) due to a switch to a blended synthetic oil from a full synthetic oil is probably not even "measurable". Full synthetics will be less subject...
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Which oil should I put in?
After checking the oil specifications for your engine you are correct about the 5w20 weight oil. Newer engines in a lot of vehicles now use and recommend the 5w20 or 0w20 oils. Your vehicles engine uses 5W20 only. The parts...
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Engine oil expired.
The oil you are using may have an expiration date the manufacturer of the oil put on there to give a limited amount of time they would warranty the oil to perform the way they describe on the the bottle....
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Engine burning excessive amount of oil
In order to find out if the amount of oil your engine is consuming you will need to have an oil change. Then you will drive the vehicle for exactly 1000 miles and have the oil level checked and topped...
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Can I switch from Synthec oil back to conventional oil?
When you go to have your oil changed next time you can change to conventional oil without any problems. You can have a mobile mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to your location and the oil change for you. The...

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