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Use thin Wynn thin oil additive into crankcase engine oil right away.
Use 5W/30 synthetic engine oil . Change oil filter also .

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I think that it will be a good idea for you to have a technician listen to the engine, to make sure that you don't have a serious problem. Get two or three opinions

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