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Changing the oil in your Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is an important part of keeping the engine in good condition and ensuring a longer lifespan. Those who hesitate or take longer than necessary before going for an oil change run the risk of severe damage to their engines which will end up costing them a lot more to fix.
You can avoid this misfortune by promptly scheduling an oil change service at Fresno Mitsubishi, California’s top vehicle dealership and maintenance center. Just schedule a Mitsubishi Eclipse oil change service appointment at our website and your lovely SUV will come back stronger.
Fresno Mitsubishi deals on and services all Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross models mentioned below.
Each of the four 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross models – ES, LE, SE, and SEL. has a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine connected to a CVT. The engine boasts 152 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. It has an oil capacity of 4.4 quarts with a filter and works best with 0W-20 oil grades in all temperature conditions.
Like in 2018, the 2019 Eclipse Cross also has the same four trims. All engine features are the same as in 2018. For a 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5L 4 -cylinder engine, the preferred oil grade type is 0W-20 at all temperatures and the capacity with filter is 4.5 quarts.
The 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine can hold 4.5 quarts of oil with a filter and works best with 0W-20 grades.
2021 saw the unveiling of eight models of the Eclipse Cross. They include the ES, LS, XLS, XLS Plus, Aspire, and Exceed trims. The entry-level ES, the XLS, and the Aspire are available only as two-wheel drives while the others come as both two-wheel and four-wheel drives. All models are powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 gasoline engine mated with a CVT. The engine has 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.
Both the four and two-wheel drives have an oil capacity of 4.2 liters or 4.3 liters with oil cooler and a filter capacity of 0.2 liters. 0W-20 grades are the best for both drive types.
The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has six trim levels – the ES, LE, SE Special Edition, SE, SEL Special Edition, and SEL. All trims have all-wheel and front-wheel versions as well as a 152 horsepower, 184 lb-ft torque 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine connected to a CVT. Both drive types can take 4.2 quarts of oil or 4.3 quarts with oil cooler. They have an oil filter capacity of 0.2 liters and work best with 0W-20 grades at all temperatures.
But if you cannot use 0W-20, a good temporary option is 5W-20 though you should endeavor to switch back to 0W-20 during the subsequent oil change.
All 2023 models are equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with 152 hp @5,500 rpm and 184 lb.-ft of torque. Like the other model years, both the two and four-wheel drive engines have an oil capacity of 4.2 liters or 4.3 liters with oil cooler and an oil filter capacity of 4.3 liters. The recommended oil is 0W-20.
All the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross models mentioned above require regular oil changes to ensure they perform optimally at all times. At Fresno Mitsubishi, you will get a qualitative and professional oil change for every Eclipse. Here are the main oil types needed for an oil change:
Conventional oil is the most widely used type of oil around. It is also the most affordable. This oil type is derived from a combination of refined crude oil and additives. Good conventional oil has the viscosity level to ensure adequate engine protection and performance. However, it is not recommended for very modern vehicles and those that drive under severe conditions (extreme cold or heat, dusty or dirty roads, and off-road terrains). It is the least effective and expensive of the four main oil types.
Unlike conventional oil, synthetic or full synthetic oil is much more refined, making it the best quality motor oil in the market today. It also boasts a longer oil change interval period and shelf life than conventional oil. If you desire the most optimal engine performance and protection for your Mitsubishi Eclipse, then synthetic oil should be your choice. However, its unique properties mean that you have to pay a higher price than for the same quantity and weight of other oil types.
This oil type can be described as a hybrid blend of synthetic and conventional oils. It is higher in quality and price than conventional oil but ranks below full-synthetic oil in both variables. Its shelf life is also longer than that of conventional oil but shorter than the lifespan of synthetic oil. You should settle for this oil type if you want good engine oil performance and protection but cannot afford full-synthetic oil.
High mileage oil is designed for drivers that frequently log 75,000 miles and more. It is made from a unique combination of additives that ensure lower levels of oil consumption as well as effective protection of engine seals to check oil evaporation and leakage. It also helps to lower the quantity of engine smoke and CO2 emissions.
Important details such as the type of oil to use and the oil change interval period are usually included in the owner’s manual that comes with your Mitsubishi Eclipse. But if you do not find this information in the manual or if a manual was not included where you purchased your SUV, then you should endeavor to do some research on the most ideal interval period for an oil change (e.g., by visiting the car maker’s website). Or you can simply contact Fresno Mitsubishi for all the information and support you need.
Note that how often you should go for an oil change can be dependent on the oil type you intend to use. For conventional oil, changing your oil at least once every four months or after covering 4000 miles is okay. If you have settled for synthetic oil, then be sure to go for an oil change twice a year (every six months) or after 7,500 miles. For the best engine performance and protection, try and maintain a specific brand and type of oil, preferably one that is of high quality. A typical oil change session lasts 30 minutes at most.
In a nutshell, frequent oil change portends no danger for your Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Moreover, oil change sessions are a good opportunity for your mechanic to find and solve other problems that may bedevil your car in the future.
There are several signs that imply you need a Mitsubishi Eclipse oil change. A few of them are explained below.
Engine oil is very important for the smooth functioning and mobility of a vehicle. The oil serves as a lubricant for a number of vital engine components, helping to ensure they are not worn out in addition to facilitating engine heat dissipation. Driving a car with low levels of engine oil can cause significant damage to the engine.
A vehicle’s engine oil circulation system is designed to work in a closed loop that ensures oil does not escape from any source. Sometimes this loop can be breached through a leak that can be problematic if not identified and fixed.
A repetitive flashing oil warning light in your dashboard indicates that you either need an oil change or an oil top-up. Act quickly before damage to your engine.
After using engine oil in a car for a while, it becomes darker, gritty, and less viscous. This means that the oil quality has depreciated with time and that the old oil needs to be replaced. Ignoring this can degrade or even damage your Mitsubishi Eclipse engine.
Oil lubrication is extremely important when it comes to optimal engine protection and performance. Your engine will die if you were to drive it without oil or even with insufficient oil. This death is often preceded by an unusual knocking sound from your engine which indicates you need an oil change quickly.
As soon as you hear this sound, it is best to pull over and off the ignition immediately before contacting the experts at Fresco Mitsubishi to come for a diagnosis and solution for the problem.
You may need more constant oil changes if you travel longer distances at low speeds very often. Be sure to go for high-mileage oil if these travels are up to 75,000 miles or more.
As noted earlier, engine oil operates in a closed loop that prevents the escape of oil. Sometimes, however, oil manages to escape through this loop most likely because of failing components such as oil pan gaskets and seals.
With time, aging gaskets and seals may shrink and malfunction thus allowing the leakage of oil. If this situation is not rectified quickly, serious damage can occur to the engine due to insufficient lubrication of vital components.
A vehicle’s oil pressure is controlled by its piston rings. When the piston rings wear out or get spoilt due to other reasons, the car’s oil level becomes lower than it should be. Some signs of these include greater consumption of oil than is usually the case, slow acceleration, and gray or white smoke in the exhaust.
Failure to address the situation urgently can result in damage to the pistons and other pricey components of the engine.
A valve guide is a piece of cylindrical metal that is attached to the cylinder head. Valve guides enable the dissipation of heat from combustion to the cylinder head where it is effectively neutralized by the engine’s cooling mechanism.
Broken, cracked, or worn-out valve guide seals will result in an unnecessary diversion of oil meant for lubrication purposes. Like in the other cases, this problem should be given prompt attention before further aggravation.
Synthetic engine oils with a low viscosity level are thinner than others. Though these oils bring about less friction and higher fuel efficiency, their thinner nature means that they can escape through rings and valve guide seals and reduce the oil level in the car. Synthetic oils are often highly recommended but should not be the choice during an engine break-in.
If the piston rings in a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross or any other vehicle are not properly sealed or seated, a significant quantity of oil can escape from the engine. The solution here is a complete overhaul and repair of the engine by competent mechanics such as those at Fresno Mitsubishi.
Human beings differ from one another so the nature of oil change service you’ll get will be a bit different in each center, at least from a human relations perspective. But the core service (changing your Mitsubishi Eclipse engine oil) will basically follow the same pattern in every center.
So expect your Fresno Mitsubishi Eclipse oil change expert to:
• Recommend the best oil for your engine (if you are not sure which type and brand to use)
• Use the oil to proceed with the oil change in a professional way, ensuring it does not take more time than necessary. This includes removing the old oil filter for recycling and attaching a new one. When it comes to recycling, the metal component in removed oil filters can serve as scrap feed for steel manufacturers. The condemned oil can also be recycled
• Examine the state of other filters in your Mitsubishi Eclipse
• Inspect your vehicle more holistically to see the condition of vital components, for example, the brake system, battery and alternator power, car lights, tire pressure, steering, and gear oil, among others.
Many vehicle users may not realize this but disposing of your engine oil wrongly is a contravention of the law that can lead to a fine, paying for the cost of an oil clean-up, or even spending some time in jail. The additives and heavy metals in the condemned engine oil can impact human health negatively if they were to pollute drinking water due to improper disposal. Condemned oil from just a single oil change can pollute millions of gallons of water.
Disposing of the condemned oil carelessly can pollute the surrounding water with toxic chemicals that are dangerous to marine life. Moreover, disposing of your motor oil in a legally prescribed manner helps reduce ozone-depleting emissions.
Apart from the health and environmental benefits, recycling the condemned oil also makes economic sense because the used oil can be refined once again to produce new motor oil. When oil is recycled, the need for and stress involved in producing virgin oil is significantly reduced. It might interest you to know that as many as 42 gallons of crude oil can only produce less than one gallon or 2½ quarts of refined virgin oil. In contrast, the same quantity of virgin oil can be produced with just a gallon of condemned oil.
The professionals at Fresno Mitsubishi can help you recycle or dispose of your used engine oil properly if it will be a difficult task for you.
In all vehicles, an oil pan is used to store engine oil. The maximum capacity of this pan is between 4 to 6 quarts of oil, depending on the car. When the car is ignited, a component of the oil pump known as the pickup tube sucks oil from the pan and pumps it into the oil filter.
The filter is responsible for the removal of accumulated debris and dirt from the oil. After the filtering, the spurt holes subsequently circulate the oil to every part of the engine that requires it. The oil is then returned to the pan for the process to repeat itself.
In What Other Ways are Replaced Motor Oil Useful?
Below are some ways condemned vehicle oil can be refurbished for other uses:
• Cement factories and power plants can turn refined condemned oil into fuel oil
• Small amounts of recycled oil can help generate heat when burnt in specially designed heaters
• They can serve as base oil for lubricating oils
Fresno Mitsubishi is dedicated to providing the highest quality services to our clients. Unlike other Mitsubishi repair shops and service centers, our Mitsubishi service center uses authentic Mitsubishi OEM parts and accessories. This ensures you get the best possible Mitsubishi car parts for your vehicle at no extra cost.
Apart from Oil changes, we offer a wide range of services that include tire rotations, brake pad repair and replacement, auto coolant flush service, transmission repair and replacement, auto detailing service, and more.
Fresno Mitsubishi also has a tire store packed with quality tires either by vehicle or by size. We can swap your old tires out for the new tires so you quickly get back on the road.
Chat with us today via our Schedule Service for a speedy and efficient oil change for all Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross models! You can also call us at any time of the day via the number (559) 256-0700. Our address is 5505 N Blackstone Avenue Fresno California.
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