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oil low 2000 miles
Hello. When vehicles have higher mileage, it will burn oil faster and will lose a half-quart to a full-quart every 1,500-2,000 miles after the oil has been changed. This is normal for vehicles with higher mileage and does not require...
Rough idling - 1990 Chevrolet G30
This could be an issue with a blown head gasket. This would require a professional mechanic to check engine compression as well. This can occur without causing oil/coolant mixing. If you are still having trouble, a certified technician from YourMechanic...
Oil temperature hotter and hotter
Hello there, the vehicle's oil temperature is critical for proper operation. An increase in oil temperatures can be due to a variety of different items. The most common would be due to low oil level, failing oil pump, improper oil...
Does synthetic oil cause leaks in older vehicles?
Opinions vary pretty widely with this topic. For the most part, if a vehicle's engine has spent most of its life using conventional oil, it should stick with conventional oil. The full synthetic blend has more defined and uniform molecules....
Bought oil for engine
The oil you bought contains extra ingredients to help protect the engine against wear. Check the starburst symbol on the back of the bottle and compare it to the symbol in your owners manual. If the ratings match, go for...
Car computer randomly beeps - 1998 BMW 323is
There are a number of driver-set functions which may cause the "3-beep" symptom: "top of the hour" clock warning (so you can catch the news), speed warning, icing conditions warning, etc. These are all set on the On-Board Computer. Check...
I have MOBIL1 that is dated SPRING 08, never open still in the case, is this oil OK to use?
The oil is perfect to use in any vehicle, even your mower, as long as it is the correct viscosity. I have never seen an expiration on oil in a sealed container. I wish my mower got Mobil1.
Do I need to change my oil if it's at 60% oil life?
There is a lot of mixed information about the service life of oil. There are many factors that have an effect on oil life. Most newer cars like yours are equipped with oil life monitors. Some go by mileage,...
Oil temperature hotter and hotter
You could have your Porche 911's engine cleaned to make sure all the air passages for cooling the engine are cleaned out. Doing a fresh oil change with the proper weight oil in synthetic may help with the temperature. But...
Burns a quart every 1500 miles
Your engine oil usage is considered normal when you ask a dealer or manufacturer. They will tell you that one quart for every 750 miles is considered okay by their standards. Has your Accord always used this much oil,...
I have a For F650 6.0L. I did a oil change and added 25% Lucas oil stabilizer with 3 gallons of oil, the oil won't drain
If you are not getting drain back of the oil from the cylinder heads, then you may have sludge build up in your motor. Even with the stabilizer, you should not have issues with getting a reading on the dip...
car burning too much oil and can't find where it's going
The engine is sucking it in most likely. The oil control rings are bad or the intake valves are leaking. You should have a mechanic check the intake PCV system to see if there is a problem. After the diagnosis...
engine knock
If there is engine knock after running low on oil and it does not go away after putting oil in it, then the damage is done. The engine bearings are bad and more than likely ruined the crankshaft, rods, pistons....
Honda Recall notice
Unfortunately warranty related things can only be handled by the dealership. This is because they need to carefully document the findings to report back to Honda whether or not your vehicle needs the repair. I would get this in as...
After adding oil, car started jerking
I would do an oil and filter change and get that squared away. If the problem persists, it is definitely unrelated. Once in a pinch I had accidentally topped off 5w30 with 10w30 and did not have any problems. But...
Cad wont go faster than 35mph
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that some sort of serious issue may have occurred. If you've found oil all over the engine I would try to figure out where it came from. It is likely that an...
Oil and water mixing in expansion tank
This is a sign of a blown head gasket. When your car overheats and causes the cylinder head gasket to become compromised, this can cause a leak at the combustion chamber (which is also an area where coolant and oil...
Thinking about switching to synthetic oil.
I would recommend using a simi-synthetic high mileage oil rather than straight synthetic. High mileage oils are designed to reduce friction and have extra additives embedded that assist in removing unwanted deposits. As far as the reason your engine struggles...
Can you reset the oil life yourself or mechanic?
Yes you can. Using the controls on the steering wheel you can access and reset the oil life to 100%. It takes several steps and you should have the steps in the owners manual. If you do not have an...
I accidentally put expired motor oil in my car, will it damage my engine?
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2002 Subaru Outback. I don't think you should have any worries. As long as the oil did not have any contamination from water then it should be okay to use the expired...

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