5W30 is a viscosity rating, In simple terms resistance to flow. 10W40 is a thicker oil in extreem winter climate you could experience hard stating.If you use a synthetic or partially sythetic oil you will be better off.
i tried it in my 95 Monte Carlo 99,000 miles.it triggered service engine light to come on.going tomorrow to put 5w30 back in it.
In newer model vehicles it is important to use the correct viscosity oil because the engine has been made to properly flow oil of a specified weight. I've seen heavier oil put in new vehicles by ignorrant techs. and the oil can not make its way to lubricate the valves and wears a good motor fast. If you hear ticking noises you better change with new oil qiuckly and hopes the motor runs smooth again.
10w40 in summer and 10w30 in winter. Any heavier oil will cause lifter noise. I have also found the engine on 10w40 will only tolotare about 1/2 quart of lucas oil.
no. This will cause problems in the transmition.
No. It is illegal, will cause a check engine light and running problems.No. It is illegal, will cause a check engine light and running problems.
no Yes, it can cause the belt to squeak and slip.
Honestly yes. it can cause major problems and all together it could cause your engine to blow. so id change them they arent that hard.
It could cause engine damage. We had somebody put 10W40 4 stroke oil in the injection oil tank of a 2 stroke sea doo pwc and it ran for less than an hour before there was significant engine damage. He is now forever known as Captain 10W40.
Incorrect timing can cause several problems. One of which is high idling. 5000 rpm sounds high though, there may be other problems as well.
Yes, If vehicle overheats it may cause freon (refrigerant) to blow out
If the converter is partially clogged it can cause the engine to overheat which can cause serious problems. Other than that if will not harm the engine.
The engine overheating, or a faulty gasket, or problems with hot spots in the engine.
Carbon monoxide produced from the engine can cause health problems like death.
It can make the engine run so poorly that it seems like the transmission has problems.It can make the engine run so poorly that it seems like the transmission has problems.
Yes, it may mean deeper engine problems. A faulty camshaft could be either the cause of further problems or a symptom of further problems. Or, best case scenario, no further problems at all. Realistically, only a hands-on, eyes-on mechanic is going to be able to tell you if there likely to be deeper problems in your engine.
Hard starting and engine stalling. Eventually the filter will become completely clogged and the engine will not start.
If you have a "check engine" light on, start with having the codes read. A misfire code can tell you which cylinder or cylinders are having problems. A misfire could be the cause of your engine vibration.
Not that I have heard of. The aggressive application of brakes in any instance may cause wires or hoses to come loose on the engine though.
Wiring and internal engine problems can cause misfires.
Yes, cause a reduction of power to the engine. It will result in a power-train malfunction error
Warning lights come on when there is a problem. An Engine management light comes on when there is a problem within the engine, that may cause problems later.
If its a fuel injected engine it will cause you many problems
None, it might cause oil to spill on your engine or inside of your hood, or a dash light might come on.
Probably not, although it could lead to other problems which would cause your car not to start.
Spark plugs, coil packs, injector, internal engine problems, etc.Spark plugs, coil packs, injector, internal engine problems, etc.
Replacing the timing belt on an Interference engine, and doing it wrong, can cause serious problems. Busted piston, bent valve, cracked head, are a few.
Yes, it can cause check engine light to come on. Reasons are multiple - anything from air/vacuum leak, spark problems etc. to major failure.