I HAVE BEEN USING SYNTHETIC OIL IN MY CAR SINCE ...

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  • lstewart11
  • 2001 Volvo S60
  • 119,000 miles

I have been using synthetic oil in my car since I bought it, and the person I bought it from said they ran synthetic since the day they got the car. I had my oil changed at a local business that has done it before (and have my previous records that I use synthetic). They accidentally used non-synthetic oil. They told me it would be fine and that they were "positive" it doesn't make a difference. Now my car is running terribly- it barely started, and when it did start, it stalled. Could using the wrong oil make a difference in how my car runs, or do you think there may be a different issue?

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 AT 12:53 AM

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  • mhpautos
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  • 29,839 posts

Wrong oil may make a difference wit hydraulic lash adjusters, get the oil changed and the filter as well, the work shop should do this for free and see if it makes a difference.

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Thursday, April 25th, 2013 AT 4:58 AM

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