thick oil when took the car for service, why?
Are you asking what weight oil the garage should use? Did they use something different than what is recommended?
I took my car for a service last week and when the mechanic went to have the oil he saw that it was very thick, what could be the reason for this?
My mechanic went to change the oil and he saw that it was very thick, what could be the reason?
How long was it in there? Do you change it regularly?
Yes I change it every time it needs to be changed, but I went over 1000km and then took my car for a service.
What could be the problem?
I don't think there is a major problem, the mechanic was just making a comment, I can't see how it would be an issue and or that the oil would be that thick in the cranckcase for a few more km's. It does get dirty over time.
So in other words it's normal? My mechanic told me that the car may have a problem or it may be that when I was taking to get my oil change that the person changing my oil was not changing it properly, could this be the case?
Like I said, it could be the weight of the oil that was added. Your cars recommended oil is Motorcraft 5W-20 semi synthetic.
Most quick lube shops don't have that on hand and will use 10W-30 conventional oil.
So it's nothing I should worry about?
Correct, just make sure you know what weight oil is used when you have the oil changed in the future.
Thanks for your help. Have a good day
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