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WILL CHANGING MY OIL FIX MY ENGINE FROM KNOCKING

MY TRUCK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON AND THE ENGINE IS KNOCKING I HAVENT HAD AN OIL CHANGE ITS IT TO LATE

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I doubt it but if you do I would use an additive like Lucas oil treatment

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SOURCE: 2006 Ford Explorer "Oil Change Required" light is still on after changing the oil

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Oil Change Reset
A press of the OIL CHANGE RESET switch will allow you to
reset the oil life feature to 100% (or your Personalized Oil Reset
Percentage). After you have the oil changed, you must execute
the following procedure. Press the OIL CHANGE RESET switch
and hold for five seconds as the M/C counts down for five
seconds. After a successful reset the Message Center will display
“OIL LIFE RESET TO 100%.” If you have established a
Personalized Oil Reset Percentage, the display will show that
percentage instead of 100%. To ensure accurate oil life
indicators, perform this reset procedure only after an oil change.
Your Personalized Oil Reset Percentage allows you to establish a
smaller oil change interval than the manufacturer’s
recommended interval. To establish your Personalized Oil Reset
Percentage perform the following procedure:
1. Press and hold the OIL CHANGE RESET switch and press
the RESET switch while the display is still counting down
the 5 seconds to reset. The display will change to “START
OIL LIFE AT XXX%.”
2. Press the OIL CHANGE RESET switch until the displayed
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CUT KEY on engine off press the accel pedal to floor three times within 5 seconds should see light flash and go out

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SOURCE: changing engine oil types from 10w30 to 5w30

If anything i would bump it up to a 10w40 with that kind of milage engine is prety loose, just stick with the same brand of oil just go heaver, i'am not a big fan of 5w30 to me its like pouring water in the crankcase.

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SOURCE: oil light flashing/engine knocking

you are abouot to lose the motor,,,,you have a rod knocking when you start it up and an oil pump wont help it been there done that all it does it make it worse

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SOURCE: 1994 Honda Accord EX VTEC Engine Knocking.

You will have to pull the engine and remove the crank shaft and connecting rods you have a bad rod bearing. I will strongly suggest taking to a machine shop and having the crankshaft turned and the rods resized. This will be no minor undertaking and will require time to repair. You could also look into purchasing a rebuilt engine.

Posted on May 01, 2009

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