Oil`s....

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Had a full service done about 2 - 3 thousand miles ago... Let me explain..

    When you switch the ignition on a sign comes up telling you how much oil (On a sliding scale) you have.... been OK... but this the sign came up saying oil OK... then in a little window it came up in writing.. "Check Engine Oil"...

    I did this and it is just below the minimum on the stick.. which has minimum - maximum..

    I had a half pint of ordinary 20/30 oil and put this in which bought it up just over the minimum and the sign has gone out..

    Then i got to think did Allan Kerr put "Synthetic oil" in... :doh: and why didn`t they reset the first oil guage (Sliding scale one) which would have shown the slightest low on oil side of things.... instead of me waiting for the written warning.... :swear2:

    Will ordinary oil and Synthetic mix or will it do any harm putting ordinary oil in if it has been changed using synthetic..

    Hope you can understand my ramblings..

    It`s the 170 or 180 HP 3 litre Fiat engine..

    Thanks.
     
  2. Terry

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    Hi Mo yes it's Ok to mix them --no idea about the lights or if they were reset on service -
    If you are worried about it then go to a nice frooggy garage and have the lot changed :LOL:--but I can assure you you don't need to (y):D
    terry
    Edit forgot to say add another half or full pint until it shows just below max on the stick
     
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    Half a pint will make little or no difference, Semi Synthetic is nothing more than you have just created ie a mix of mineral and fully synth,
    Whilst what you have done will not harm your engine it is not to be recommended on a regular basis, you may loose some of the benefits of a fully synth product engine performance may be effected if continued use of incorrect oil is sustained. top up to level with the right stuff and all will be well untill you have done all this years galavanting around the globe then get an oil change or any time sooner if you are at all concerned
    G
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Thanks Terry & Geo...(y)

    Trouble is I am not sure what Allan Kerr put in...

    I thought they would have had the common sense as with a Yank RV to zero/reset the computer...:RollEyes:

    Wont be going to them again.. :swear2:

    Hope you read this Mr Kerr, I know you look in...
     
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    Applying a non technical approach Mo, half a pint of something oil related is hopefully better than leaving it off the bottom of the dip stick :D

    (y)
     
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    Im with George on that one Mo.in a new engine like that definately fully synthetic good quality oil and dont mix it.oil is expensive but a new engine:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
    brian and jo
     
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    Hi Mo your engine is supposed to have full syn--I just looked it up (y) but better mixed than none ;)I would be more worried where the oil has gone :)
    terry
     
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    We used to have one of our cars ( a VW ) serviced by the dealer in Canterbury. After a month or so I would check the oil, it was always on or near the low mark and I would have to top it up.
    I was getting worried that the car was using a lot of oil, but never topped it up before the next service.
    When I picked the car up after the next service, I checked the oil and it was on the min mark.
    It looks as if the garage was keeping a litre of oil at every service, something they probably did to every car.
    Obviously I complained to the garage the next day, together with a few other issues I had.
    Shortly after, the service manager was out of work.
    Wonder if he got a job with a motorhome dealer in Devon?
    Allan
     
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