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Hi i have a 2001 tranit350lwb box van put 10w30 oil on top off oil then it started to knock and maake a clanging noise

What oil would you recamened it has done a few miles now

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Read the manual but I think 5W30 or10W40

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There are 3 possible reasons the oil light would go on. The 1st and 2nd reason would be due to no oil lubrication of engine components. This could be from a failed oil pump, or critically low oil level. The 3rd possibility would be a defective oil sending unit giving a false reading of a problem. You should always immediately pull over and shut the vehicle off if the oil light goes on, as driving the vehicle could result in severe damage to the engine. The banging noise you hear and the black smoke is probably due to a major engine problem, due to lack of engine lubrication. How much oil did you have to add to bring it up to full level?

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SOURCE: help i think my van may have had 10w30 or 10w 40 oil in it when i got van i changed the oil now its doing a noise like a clicking noise from engine when i start it up and when i drive it it like a n

this is nothing to do with oil,check if u get white fumes when u revv the engine

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