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How to select premium engine oils for heavy trucks?Is there any highly recommended oil as per your concern?

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SOURCE: NEED OIL CHANGE

High mileage synthetic oil is a good option, especially if you have over 100k miles. If you want to go with the recommended oil for your vehicle, I would also recommend an additive such as Lucas Heavy Duty Oil Stabilizer. Been using it in my vehicles for years and I swear by it. It's a bit pricey ($20 range) but I go 6k to 9k between oil changes. You can read a little more about it here:

http://lucasoil.hodgsoncorp.com/lucas_oil_stabilizer.htm

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Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: GM truck vortec Eng oil pressure low with high engine noise

CHECK THE OIL PUMP SUMP TUBE O-RING. THEY COLLAPSE CAUSING THE OIL PUMP TO PULL AIR INSTEAD OF OIL. TO VERIFY OVER FILL ENGINE OIL AND CHECK ENGINE OIL PRESSURE. THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM ON ALL NEWER GM V-8 ENGINES : 4.8 5.3 5.7 6.0

Posted on Dec 24, 2009

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SOURCE: What causes drop in oil pressure reading after warm up?

YOU MIGHT HAVE THE WRONG WIEGHT OF OIL

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

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SOURCE: What is recommended oil for 1991 4x4 Toyota truck?

wt. of the oil is usualy depending on temperatures it runs around but might be posted on the oil cap but it is stated that it recommends synthetic.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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SOURCE: Hyundai Sta Fe Diesel 2.2 CRDi engine

follow the manual.
but if the dealer has recommended the lower grade, and you want to save cost use it. just make sure that its in black and white that they recommended the lower grade.

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Typical cold weather oil is 5 - 20, not to say this is what Isuzu recommends for your car ar your location. All oil is thicker and harder to move when the temp is low. If you have heavy oil to start with ... it is all the more difficult to get it going. The next time you get your oil changed, mane sure you find out what kind of oil is being used and mention your concern about your low oil warning light.

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What Kind Of Oil Do I Put In My 91 Toyota Pickup. 10W-30 or 10W-40?


Depends on the season and temperature that it will be driven in.
Generally 10w-40 is for the summer, and the thinner 10w-30 is for the winter, if you so desire.

According to the chart, 5w-30 is preferred but 10w-30 can be used in 0 deg. F up to 100 deg. F and beyond.

Fuel and Engine Oil Recommendations GENERAL INFORMATION Oils The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) grade number indicates the viscosity of the engine oil; its resistance to flow at a given temperature. The lower the SAE grade number, the lighter the oil. For example, the mono-grade oils begin with SAE 5 weight, which is a thin, light oil, and continue in viscosity up to SAE 80 or 90 weight, which are heavy gear lubricants. These oils are also known as "straight weight'', meaning they are of a single viscosity, and do not vary with engine temperature. Fig. 1: Look for the API oil identification label when choosing your engine oil tccs1235.gif
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Multi-viscosity oils offer the important advantage of being adaptable to temperature extremes. These oils have designations such as 10W-40, 20W-50, etc. The "10W-40'' means that in winter (the "W'' in the designation) the oil acts like a thin 10 weight oil, allowing the engine to spin easily when cold and offering rapid lubrication. Once the engine has warmed up, however, the oil acts like a straight 40 weight, maintaining good lubrication and protection for the engine's internal components. A 20W-50 oil would therefore be slightly heavier than and not as ideal in cold weather as the 10W-40, but would offer better protection at higher rpm and temperatures because when warm it acts like a 50 weight oil. Whichever oil viscosity you choose when changing the oil, make sure you are anticipating the temperatures your engine will be operating in until the oil is changed again. Refer to the oil viscosity chart for oil recommendations according to temperature. The API (American Petroleum Institute) designation indicates the classification of engine oil used under certain given operating conditions. Only oils designated for use "Service SG'' or greater should be used. Oils of the SG type perform a variety of functions inside the engine in addition to the basic function as a lubricant. Through a balanced system of metallic detergents and polymeric dispersants, the oil prevents the formation of high and low temperature deposits and also keeps sludge and particles of dirt in suspension. Acids, particularly sulfuric acid, as well as other by-products of combustion, are neutralized. Both the SAE grade number and the API designation bottle be found on the oil can. For recommended oil viscosities, refer to the chart. Fig. 3: Viscosity chart 86821236.gif
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The Castrol synthetic 5W20 oil may be too light for your car. None of the following three sources recommend 5W20 oil.

Per Bentley manual for 1999 and later E39 BMW (excluding M5), BMW HP 5W30 synthetic oil (07 51 0 017 866) is recommended.
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SM 5W-30 - Thank you for inquiring about what oil is best for your vehicle. Based on the information you provided, your vehicle requires a special engine oil that can only be purchased at your local dealer. Please visit your local dealer to ensure that your vehicle is serviced properly.

Does the noise vary or is it constant? Noticed only at startup or all the time?
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Could be one of many things:

-Clogged fuel filter
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-Overdue oil change (Will explain both these possible causes later)
-Bad high pressure oil pump, ICP sensor (injection control pressure sensor), ICR (injection control pressure regulator), or bad HEUI injectors, or oil lines
-Leak in the high pressure oil system (unlikely because you would have noticed this... This does not go undetected as the underside of your vehicle would be literally covered in oil and dripping in a very short period of time after the leak develops)
(Powerstroke engines use a HEUI fuel injection system, "Hydraulically actuated/electronically controlled unit injection", which relies on a high pressure hydraulic pump that uses engine crankcase oil and pumps it at high pressure (500 psi or so). This oil is sent to your fuel injectors to provide means for actuating them and pressurizing the fuel into the cylinders. High or low engine oil level, or old, diluted, additive depleted oil will cause this system to aerate the oil and result in poor fuel injection capabilities)

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