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Old 03-22-2006, 07:57 PM   #1
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ok i know this is easy but im in class and having a mental block.
what kind of oil would my 95 bonnie series 2 engine, take?
i know its easy but i realy need to add some when i get out of class i noticed it was running a lil low on the gage and cars idaling realy roug.
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Your car takes 4.5 quarts of 10w-30 oil.
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thanks i bet im down to 2. quarts at least ill stop anad pick sum up after class later
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thanks i bet im down to 2. quarts at least ill stop anad pick sum up after class later
When was the last oil change? and why would it be down 2 qts?

At 146k I will use almost nothing in a 2000 mile trip

Is it leaking?

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last oil change hmm well i needed one at 111,000ish miles and im now at 114,000ish miles i dont think im leaking any oil. maybe i should cheak
also how much should a driver side mirror cost to fix? its power
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The type of oil should be written on the oil cap.
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A replacement mirror is about $75 from Gm Parts direct. It'* hard to replace. Have a box of band-aids on hard if you do it yourself. Lots of sharp stuff in there.
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Ahhh Bob...I've got the mirrors down with good instructions. Only tool I'd say to buy is a flex head ratchting wrench. No blood if you get one of those.

On the oil. If you do not being taking care of changing your oil and making sure it does not get low you will be walking very soon and during that walk you will be able to ponder the cost of a new motor. Please take this as constructive advice, running low on oil and over on oil changes can easily lead to blown motor. Most of us can find a $20 for an oil change easier than $1000-$2000 for another motor to be installed.
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i know its easy but i realy need to add some when i get out of class i noticed it was running a lil low on the gage and cars idaling realy roug.
just a thought... that gauge doesn't really measure the oil that you have in your car... mine doesn't even work correctly, it bounces all over after a little while. and when at idle it runs lot and goes back up to about 40ish when cruising...

like i said, just a thought.
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As stated, the gauge will tell you nothing about the quantity of oil in your car, it only tells the pressure, and if you are idling rough, that pressure will fluctuate as well. The only way to know whats in the pan is with the dipstick. Unless you are hellaciously low, it will not cause a rough idle. By the time low oil is causing a bad idle, you have pretty much done your motor in.
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