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Oil I just bought a used 1999 saturn sl2 and the car has about 85000 miles on it. I thought about putting synthetic oil in it but did not know if that was a good idea or not. Also would like to know what grade oil to put in it that will keep it running smooth.

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Running synthetis will be fine. run either 5w30 or 10w30

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