This happened on Christmas Eve. Gears are machined to close tolerances to ensure proper engine pressure and correct, efficient pump operation. I asked why should I buy their pump when the original only lasted 60,000 miles? Mgr P stated that it was common with this vehicle and others also. I am a legal assistant in a law firm in Columbus, Ohio. Loosening the cap is enough to allow for rapid oil draining. Not sure exactly how to check to see if a water pump is working correctly, but it's sounding like I'll replace it every 30,000 - 40,000 miles as standard maintenance, assuming I keep the car that long. When you drain it from the bottom, almost everything comes out.
I lost power steering and almost crashed. I have been a member of a ton of forums over the years. I have tried changing the oil with the cap on, or with the cap off it doesn't speed up, or slow down ether way. P will learn how to be a better Service Manager. Glad we can have this type of discussion. . This oil pump will meet your needs and deliver great quality at an affordable cost.
I have mixed feelings about this. I like to throw this into the ball field, and For those who can not get under the car, we will have to respect that persons decisions; One way that requires, a closed system to get oil out will be a pump. I bought the car new. My brother in law diagnosed the problem and fixed it with after-market parts. The screeching is back, the whirring noise, now when I start her she makes this horrendous grinding noise. I have learned that on some forums any topic oil related stirs up a ton of people bickering, and fighting.
When performing an oil change, removing the oil fill cap and pulling the dipstick before removing the oil pan drain plug is standard operating procedure for any competent auto center. Shop online, find the best price on the right product, and have it shipped right to your door. There is a reason manufacturers install a drain plug. End plates are precision ground for maximum ware resistance. .
The main question of this topic, should I change the oil? Non of the forum members unless local and willing will be there helping you. It was still under warranty. Every Melling oil pump is individually tested for pressure and flow under conditions designed to duplicate actual engine operating conditions. He said it should turn fairly free and smooth. In other words, this is the way the pro's do it. Lubricating critical components to extend the life of the engine. Slower flowing oil dissipates heat slower, thus increasing engine temperatures and an engine's seals and gaskets don't like that, as they will dry out from the high heat, crack and presto, we have an oil leak! I have been doing it myself the whole time.
However, on some engines it is almost not noticable. Now I had to replace it again after it started to make a clunking noise. Deliver ideal oil pressure to the engine without creating excess load. . A thicker oil will also reduce lubrication, increase engine wear, reduce power, reduce performance, make for harder cold winter engine starts, reduce fuel economy and increase emissions. There is not a very good warranty on this car. It's not picking at all.
When you suck it out you tend to leave more particulates in the pan. Too bad Toyota doesn't recognize it publicly. I dropped the car off that night so the Toyota Dealership could listen to the cold start up noise themselves. I loosen up the oil filter, and the pan catches the filters oil, and the pan oil at the same time. This is not the same sound when it is the water pump. Add the new oil check for no leaks, and it being the correct level.
Another tow to a service station for diagnosis and the engine was cooked. We have been serving Portland, Vancouver and the surrounding communities of Orchards, Battle Ground, Brush Prairie, Hockinson, Camas and Washougal for many years. When the water pump failed it caused my car to heat up causing the serpentine belt to break. I suggested that I'd do the job myself. We got in our cars to drive home before I had any issues, but as I backed out of the spot I noticed the power steering was gone. Changing oil is not hard at all. They all believe they use the best oil.
The water pump failed, they said it was partially seizing. I don't trust anybody else to work on my cars. I didn't want anyone to watch this video and use the incorrect oil for their engine, causing engine damage and that is why I pointed that out, not because I was picking on things. Although a month ago I was out with a friend in my Corolla when there was a problem at my work I needed to tend to. Without looking at the vehicle, the young Service Asst. It's worth noting that before performing an oil change, the engine should be warmed up for at least 5 minutes so the engine oil is hot so it will flow out of the engine faster and any dirt in the engine is suspended with the oil and will be removed when the oil is drained.
With all due respect to you stating that you have worked in an automotive profession all your years. Then showed him the water pump and told him the sound the car made was gone. The oil companies products they are installing are recommending 5,000 mile intervals. This new generation is cetainly nothing to compare with the old one. I got myself safely off the highway when my battery and check engine lights came on and smoke rose from under the hood-- the water pump had seized, the serp belt stopped turning, my engine overheated, spitting burnt coolant. I have been using amsoil in my 2009 corolla since day one. You get just as much oil out with cap on, as you do with cap off.