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Can I use 10w-40?

I bought 10w-40 by accident and im not sure if i can use it in this car....if someone knows that i can please explain to me why its ok to use...

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  • th3xo9 Jun 28, 2009

    Hey thanks that helps but my dad says its too heavy cuz we have a 2.3... not the other one idk.. Does this make sense? or can we still use it?

  • th3xo9 Jun 28, 2009

    Hey thanks that helps but my dad says its too heavy cuz we have a 2.3... not the other one idk.. Does this make sense? or can we still use it?

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Hi,,my name Keith...and yes..you can use 10w-40 ..and you probably should..since your car is 6 years old and probably has over 100,000 miles..which means you have engine wear..which means the moving parts in your engine does not have the same clearances as when it was new...and thats why the say use 5w-30 when your car is new..also..if you take your car into a garage or a place like Jiffy Lube..thats the only kind of oil they use..is 10w-40..i hope this helps

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  • Keith Parker Jun 29, 2009

    You can put 10w-40 in a lawn mower..but use what whatever type you are comfortable with..and the store where you bought the 10w-40..will probably let you exchange the oil for the type that you want...Keith

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That is to heavy for that car I would not recommend using that.

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