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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: My 2004 Kia Optima is
At this age of car(assuming average mileage)you should not be using synthetic low viscosity oil.
a semi synthetic 10/40 is factory recommended for cars over 60k.(far east/china handbook) i know that many mechs will tell you otherwise but it will NOT cause ANY damage.as these cars are on sale in china and use 20/50 as standard.(they dont sell any other type for kia/hyundai).this WILL slow down the oil bypassing the rings and burning.supercars that are HANDBUILT/plasma coated bores, obviously NEED super oils but the average car?........
Posted on Feb 25, 2011
Hi michelle2551,providing the oil dipstick is the right one for your car then if it reads 1/2 qrt low it should be topped up typically when an oil change is performed and the car is started it will fill the oil filter therefore appearing a little low, it may read full initially but once it is run and shutoff it reads low follow the manufacturers oil level indicator and top it up hope this helps good luck
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
under warranty? how many miles? what engine? what kind of driving do you do? what brand and weight of oil do you use? is all this well documented?......I think 1 qt per 800 or 1000 miles is considered normal, but I would talk to the service manager at the dealer about it. theres got to be a problem with that.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
this ticking problem is probably your hydraulic lifters, when the oil is drained they also drained and they sometimes take a while to bleed so they may be noisy... the noise should be coming from the top of the engine...
I would just check that you put in the right oil aswell just incase, if the oil was to thin it may be a little noisy.. its definately a good idea to make sure the right oil was put in (e.g. 40w-50) < this is the viscosity of the oil and to find out just ask someone in you auto parts store what oil a 92 geo storm should take...
but if the noise goes away after a drive then it was just the lifters and is not a big prob
Posted on Feb 11, 2010
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