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volkswagon is buying back my diesel and am thinking of buying an audi A 3 but nervous about cost to own. why is the oil change so
The A3 oil change is a bit more expensive because it has a turbo-charged engine. The turbocharger utilizes exhaust gas energy to drive a compressor for intake air for the engine, and experiences very high temperatures. This requires the use...
My car flooded and now it ticks. How do I stop it?
Hi, thanks for writing in. There is a good chance that the ticking sound you may have heard was an indication of low oil levels in your engine. When motor oil is low or due for a change, it can...
Can I use synthetic oil for my 1996 Toyota Camry?
Hi, thanks for writing in. I would recommend using a high mileage semi-synthetic oil. High mileage oils are designed to remove unwanted deposits created by wear and tear over time. Sometimes, switching to straight synthetic oils at high mileage can...
Oil change question
Hey there. Your car has an oil capacity of 4.8 quarts. Keep in mind that some of this will be also absorbed into the oil filter once you start the engine up. Be sure to check the oil immediately after...
How can I remove oil filter for replacement
Most auto parts stores sell wrenches that are specifically designed to remove an oil filter. There are types that look like big sockets, types that squeeze the filter as you turn it, or several other types. Which one you need...
Is lucas oil stabilizer ok to use in a 99 bmw 323i, if not what makes it bad to use?
Hello. BMW doesn't recommend using oil additives. I don't know exactly whether Lucas Oil Stabilizer works well, but if you are using a good quality oil with an SJ rating or better, there is not anything that an additive is...
No oil on dipstick and slightly lower oil pressure
Hello. If you are checking the oil at the dipstick and it is being added to the correct area then you more than likely have a serious internal sludge issue. If there is a lot of sludge then the oil...
I had an oil change and Castrol GTX was used, which I assume is not a synthetic oil. Will that harm my engine.
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...
Oil change due, now car is bouncing and shaking
Hello. The oil change should not cause the car to bounce or shake. This may be unrelated to the oil change and may be a sign of a more serious problem and should be looked at by a qualified mechanic...
Oli consumption
As use of that, much oil between oil changes isn't too bad. Honestly it could be that the oil wasn't completely filled and it was left a little lower than needed. Generally speaking oil changes with conventional oil should be...
Good afternoon. How are you today? Do you work in the New Orleans area? I was just wondering about bringing my Audi to the dealer
By law, you can have your vehicle serviced wherever you like. When it comes to a service like an oil change, so long as the oil and filter used meet or exceed Audi recommended specifications - which can be found...
Still burning oil - CCV replaced - No smoke at startup/while driving I'm burning through roughly 1 qt. oil every 600-800 miles. Al
Hello. You should start by checking your antifreeze. If your antifreeze is too low, your car could just be compensating for the coolant its missing. I always put 1/2 of a can of Seafoam in my engine before doing...
Switched to synthetic oil, now I smell burning oil, possibly engine running hotter
Hi, thanks for writing in. Synthetic oil is typically a little bit thinner than conventional oil. Often times when a vehicle is switch from conventional to synthetic this can cause oil leaks or burning oil. I would recommend changing your...
Loud chatter at idle only
Hello, thanks for writing in. If the flexplate was changed within the last year, then I would usually start by isolating that area of the noise. This noise can occur if the bolts are coming loose. If they are fine...
What type of oil do I use in my altima
That's a good question. I did some research and it says 0W20. However, there is a small chance that my information is incorrect. Most vehicles, especially new ones, you can find the oil type on the oil fill cap. It...
Will the Oil pressure sensor make car shut off
Hello there. You have a few different issues going on with your 2006 Chevrolet HHR. The oil pressure sensor will not shut the vehicle off, it can prevent the vehicle from starting if low oil pressure is detected though. If...
Why does my B1 service code show? I serviced it 3 months ago
The service intervals for Hondas are set to turn on the service light at a certain mileage and should be every 5,000 miles. If whoever did your last service did not reset the service back to zero then the light...
Oil type
Using 10w30 in place of 5w30 will be fine, as long as it is for a single trip. Running on low oil or incorrect oil too long can damage the engine, so I would recommend getting an oil change as...
Engine oil
Your car should hold 5 quarts and calls for 5W-20 oil. Keep in mind that the type of oil and viscosity (thickness indicated by the numbers) may need to be adjusted for the type of climate you drive in. Cold...

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