Allpar Forums banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Changed the oil sending unit, flushed engine and put 5W-30 Mobil1 and filter, replaced coolant air bleeder, replaced plugs with platinum's, replaced air filter with a K & N, and put in a new battery. Now sitting at red lights in around 80 degree temp. Oil light begins to flicker again and engine idle shows on the dash about 550 RPM. Then when the fans come on it almost stalls the car. Mechanic buddy told me to spray and clean the throttle body and the IAC, also said he solved the oil light issue by using 10W-40 oil instead of the 5W-30 or 10W-30 the manual calls for. Throttle body cleaning will be done this weekend. Just wondering what the thought was on using the 10W-40 oil. it's a 2004 Sebring Convertible 2.7l and 89,000 mi.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thanks for the info and advice. Going to work on it this weekend. I'll do the engine flush and try the 10W-40 oil I'll post What I find. Thanks Again
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Agree with the oil flush maybe hurting it, Just thought with these engines it might be a good idea. Oil filler cap looks normal and the oil when I drained it looked dirty but not bad. Getting different opinions from friends about using 10W-40 oil, some say it would be ok, others don't recommend it. They say to stick with the 5W-30 or 10W-30 as per the owners manual
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Well, thanks for everyone's help and advice. I cleaned the throttle body and changed the PCV valve, it seems to almost be a new car. The idle is much much better and the oil light only seems to flicker when your at a red light for a very long time in the extreme high temps we have been having, so far all is well. Hopefully will be a reliable car!!
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top