Question about Honda Cars & Trucks
Posted by Anonymous on
There is very little difference. The 0W-40 is simply a little 'lighter' and it only affects the engine on starting. Not sure where you live but either would be fine in a car that has on done 143000 (KM?)
Posted on Dec 16, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Often the first CE light comes on for oygen sensors.
You can have the CE light checked at any parts store like autozone for free (they have a basic scanner that will tell you what the light means and can sometimes steer you toward the correct replacement part and how to do it yourself, if it simple.
I also recommend a subscription to vehicle manuals and technical service bulletins for your vehicle at www.alldatadiy.com to be armed with info whenever you go to the dealer. I never go without researching first. They will certainly research at your expense!
Learn the basics of your vehicle to save money.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
No it will not hurt your engine at all. Actually it will give you a performance boost and a mileage increase.
But, it will also probably cause some leaks that you didn;t have before. Synthetic oil molecules tend to be smaller than their conventional counterparts and if you have any weak gaskets such as the valve cover gasket or the oil pan gasket it will find a way to leak from it. I would try it and if you experience any leakage you can switch back to conventional.
Posted on Apr 09, 2010
SOURCE: oil warning light on saying
STOP the engine immediately !!! There is an oil pump failure of 2.0 TDI engines !
Remove the oil pan and the oil pump & balancer shafts assembly.
Either the shaft driving the pump from the balance shaft rounds off or the balance shaft drive gears eat themselves.
The same issue ... low oil pressure warning light, noisy rattling engine, and the turbo has gone. Diagnosis: oil pump balancer shaft assembly ...
Many Passat show excess chain noise and wear anywhere from 50,000-100,000+ miles. Cars have broken the chains/tensioner as low as 65,000 miles. This is just a range of cars that have been reported, diagnosed, and repaired. The actual statistics on dealer repairs or failures is unknown and I've heard cars over 100,000 miles that, in my opinion as a non mechanic (most mechanics wouldn't recognize this sound and problem either), aren't noisy. From what has been reported, noticeable noise/chain-tensioner wear/greater risk of breaking is around 60,000-150,000 miles. Your case may vary. The most obvious symptom is a rattling loose noise from the oil pan. Unless you listen to a Passat TDI with a tight chain and one with a loose chain, it's hard to describe the difference other than rattling chain noise.
The reason the gear drive oil pump modification was started is because a few mechanics who specialize in TDI have seen many worn oil pump chains/sprockets/tensioners. There will always be a few defective parts that come off the assembly line and all mechanical components like chains wear out sooner or later, but in my opinion, the failure rate is abnormal considering the number of Passat TDI sold versus the number of reported oil pump failures. This does not necessarily mean that every or even most Passat TDI will have this problem, just that the reported failure rate is high enough to consider this part a design failure. Nobody, not even VW-Audi knows the average time between failure for these parts and the percentage of cars that will have this problem, but they changed this design and if you want to not have this specific failure, the only sure way is to swap to the geared module.
Posted on Apr 15, 2011
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