Last edited by Eggman; 10-29-2017 at 11:42 AM. Reason: Added link
I was wondering because I don't own a mirage yet, what oil weight is listed in the manual? Is 5w-30 "allowed" to be an alternative? And what's this "valve adjustment" thing I read about. I mean is this necessary? I haven't heard anyone adjusting valves since I was a kid in the 80's and the kids down the street would be adjusting valves in there old clunkers...
I use 5w-20, helps with initial chatter. 0w-20 is recommended. Keep in mind, other grades are used in other countries. Really, 5w-30 will be fine.
The repair manual has a section on valve clearance inspection and adjustment.
Thanks for the info!
I was wondering if the engine developed a problem and you changed your own oil when recommended, (or earlier), would the dealer deny warranty work because they didn't change it? (if it was an internal engine issue)
Nope.. never a problem. Just like 5w-20. There are laws protecting people who do their own maintenance with proper documentation. I'd like them to try to one up me.
Last edited by Alex1a1f; 12-02-2017 at 05:29 AM.
good to know, thanks.
they would probably say "the manual says 5-20, you were using 5-30."
Links to for further information on the subject:
ILSAC.com: ILSAC Multigrade Motor Oil
Wikipedia: Motor oil - Standards - ILSAC
BITOG forums: ACEA vs. ILSAC vs API Ratings