The ow-40 is not too thick especially not in summer.docwatson wrote:Yeah oil level slightly below the top dot. When I park it facing uphill its slightly worse.
My last oil change I used Mobile 1 0w-40 which may have been too thick for the VQ40 and caused the top end noise.
Or this noise may have been occuring all along but I couldn't hear it over my timing chain whine. Once the motor is warm it quiets down so maybe I am just being sensitive.
The oil would leak past the oil gallery cover gasket and run back to the oil pan. Here's a good article on it with pics:docwatson wrote:Where would the oil galley leak show? Its got to go somewhere right?