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Motor oil type

I normally take my truck to the same place for regular tuneups. Last time my brother took it to a quick Lube place. It does not run as good as it should and I wonder if they used the correct type of oil. What type of oil does the motor use? it is a 1992 Dodge Dakota with some 6 cylinder in it, but I do not know the size.

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The owner's manual should tell you what the recommended oil should be. Unless they totally screwed up on your oil viscosity, I don't think it's should be too noticeable. Perhaps they did not put the same oil filter, and put in a cheap filter too?

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Sounds like the bottom end went out in the motor. Whoever tried to tell you the oil shifted is full of garbage. The oiling system is pressurized and designed to not starve the engine of oil under normal use. Proving that a quick lube place is responsible for engine damage is nearly impossible which is why many people won't use them. If you do you have to inspect the fluid levels and check the filter and drain plugs yourself. Every time before you accept the vehicle back and sign anything. Sorry to say it sounds like you may be spending big $$ to fix your ride. It's possible that the bottom end can be redone but since it ran hot I would not risk it. With aluminum cylinder heads it only takes one time of running hot to cause damage to the top end of the motor.

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Engine Flush.


I get ask this question a lot. Should I do an engine flush? The answer to that is NO! If you have your vehicle serviced at a quick change lube, they will push services like this to you, especially if your a woman. Jiffy Lube is notorious for doing this. Every automotive manufacturer will state in their warranty, if you do this, they will void the warranty simply because it will cause a major engine failure. Over time sludge and deposits build up in an engine, when you flush it, it breaks up these deposits and they settle in the oil pan. Even when you drain the oil and place a new oil filter on, some of these broken up deposits remain in the engine plugging up the oil lube ports. This stops oil from properly lubing vital parts inside the engine causing engine failure. Products like engine flush are known as snake oils in the automotive repair business. The best and safe way to stop sludge build up or remove it, is to use a good quality synthetic oil and quality oil filter. This will end your sludge problem over time. One more thing, avoid quick change lube centers, any of them no matter if it's EZ- Lube, Jiffy Lube, Wal-Mart and on and on. The people working there are not automotive techs, the have not went to collage or have a degree in automotive technology. No one with a degree in automotive technology is going to be working at a quick lube center for minimum wage, they will be working in a good independent service center or dealership making $22 or more per hour. For more information on this, go to youtube and search Jiffy Lube Scam. There are tons of news story video's on all of these centers.

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You were not ripped off. That would be Fraud (ripped off) charged for a service not performed
You excepted a pitchmans offer, to sell you something

Never go to any quick lube places
Read up on the horror stories on the web,as well as Fraud

Most people get the oil drain plug stripped,wrong fluid,in wrong places,your lucky, you can still drive it.

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