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Signs Your Car Needs an Oil Change
Oil changes keep your car engine running smoothly. Rough idling, slow acceleration, and engine noises mean you need to replace your car oil.

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Oil light goes off and on
The engine oil pressure may be getting too low at idle from the engine oil pump not pumping enough pressure or the engine bearing are worn and leaking excess oil past them when the engine is running. You could also...
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Oil change question - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu
The "Oil Life" system or "maintenance minder" does not provide "absolutes" when it comes to the timing of oil changes. In fact, there are more variables affecting the "optimum change" interval than are considered by such systems. For example, the...
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Washer possibly fell down Distributor hole
If you look down the distributor hole you most likely are looking all the way into the oil pan except where the oil pump and cam gear are. I would say you will have to drain the oil out of...
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The engine on my car has seized and is a write off. Should the manufacturer accept any liability?
Unfortunately, your car is outside the warranty period, so legally speaking, they do not have to warranty your motor. It is unfortunate your car has suffered so many failures and very frustrating for you because you have done what you...
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Possible damage to engine due to previous owners error
This is the first time in my 30 plus years as a master mechanic I have ever heard of someone flushing the engine oil with a garden hose. Are you sure the previous owner did not open the radiator drain...
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Is it worth it to purchase the additional toyota maintenance care package they try to sell you when you buy a new rav4?
The first oil change is recommended to be at 10,000 miles and every 5,000 miles after that. Besides one air filter replacement and tire rotations the rest is basically all inspections for problems that may occur. For the amount you...
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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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Should I change my oil before going on a long road trip?
Considering that you have 42,225 miles on the vehicle now and you had the engine oil changed at 33,000 miles, that is over 9,000 miles since the last oil change. There is no oil that can last up to 10,000...
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If my vehicle has no oil and I put two pints, will it make it till tomorrow
If the engine has no oil registering on the dip stick then it will take at least two quarts to bring the oil up unto the dip stick. I would say to add two quarts not pints and recheck the...
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Engine ran for 4 minutes with no oil
Depending on the severity of the heat damage, this may cause bearings to be damaged or destroyed which will ultimately cause many other parts to fail. If this is something that the dealership is responsible for, I would recommend having...
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Engine Code P0016
The P0016 code is most likely due to the engine sludge build up as the VVT (variable valve timing) system is control with oil pressure. In regards to the engine flush, I whole heartedly agree with Toyota. The number of...
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Low oil pressure - 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
Hi there. If you are having a low oil pressure on the gauge, put a mechanical gauge on the engine and check for oil pressure. If the oil pressure is 40 psi or higher, then the engine is fine and...
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How often does a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro V8 need an oil change?
GM recommends that you change the oil in your Camaro every 7,500 miles. The following is a link to additional recommended service intervals for your 2015 Camaro for your reference that our experts here at YourMechanic are also able to...
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Can I wait to get my oil changed?
Today's vehicles are generally capable of going between 5,000-10,000 miles between oil changes. I would recommend basing your oil change intervals on mileage rather than months due to fluctuation in mileage driven. You should be fine waiting until December to...
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I've been checking my oil and it's still at fulll and the oil is still light brown. What are some key indicators that I need it changed?
Hello. Most of the indicators that the oil needs to be changed are not visible to the naked eye. Simply getting oil hot while driving down the highway will darken it. The road grit and engine wear "debris" is often...
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Workspace - Incline
Hi there. I really wish we could give you a precise YES or NO answer to your questions, which are very good and valid. However, it's a bit more complex. In general, it's not recommended to jack up a vehicle...
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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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Oil Change
Your Lexus GS430 takes one oil filter and requires 5.5 quarter including the oil filter. The manufacturer suggests using 5W-30 synthetic oil. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to perform an oil change service...
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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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