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Benz Overfill

On Mercedes-Benz gasoline engines, equipped with an oil level/oil pressure sensor, the instrument cluster indicates that the engine contains too much oil. The cause is likely that the vehicle is mainly driven in the city or used for short frequent trips where engine operating temperature might not be reached.

Subaru Recall

Subaru has issued a recall for 2015-2016 Legacy and Outback vehicles built between July 3, 2015, to July 27, 2015.

Amsoil Partners With Team O'Neil Rally School

Amsoil Inc. has partnered with Team O’Neil Rally School as the school’s Official Lubricant Partner. The partnership complements the Official Oil status for the American Rally Association and New England Forest Rally coming this July 19-20, 2019.

Valve Seals Already?

Some 2011-2013 Ford E-Series vans equipped with a 5.4L 2V or 6.8L 2V engine and built on or before 11/12/2012 may exhibit excessive oil consumption, where 1 quart of oil is consumed at less than 3,000 miles.

Hidden Oil Weep

This bulletin applies to 2014 Chrysler 200 vehicles equipped with a 3.6L engine, built on or before Jan. 20, 2014. The customer may comment about a loss of oil, low oil, oil weep or oil consumption.

Oil in Wires

This bulletin was released by Porsche, applying to 2008 and later Cayenne models concerning oil ingress into the engine wiring harness.

Just a Simple Fix

Some 2011-2013 Ford E-Series vans equipped with a 5.4L 2V or 6.8L 2V engine and built on or before 11/12/2012 may exhibit excessive engine oil consumption at a rate of 1 quart in less than 3,000 miles. The cause is likely faulty valve stem seals.

Turbo Oil Starvation

This bulletin applies to select GM vehicles equipped with LBZ, LB7, LLY or LMM 6.6L Duramax diesel engines. This includes 2001-2009 Chevy Silverado, 2003-2009 Chevy Kodiak C4500-C5500 series, 2006-2009 Chevy Express, 2001-2009 GMC Sierra, 2003-2009 GMC TopKick C4500-C5500 series and 2006-2009 GMC Savana.

Champion Oil Launches Two New Diesel Engine Oils

Champion Brands LLC reports its Champion Oil brand is launching two new diesel engine oils at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show going on now in Las Vegas. Champion’s Blue Flame Synthetic Blend API FA-4 and CK-4 series oils will be a direct replacement for the current API CJ-4 diesel engine oil specification.