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What will happen if you use the wrong motor oil? (10W 30)

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  • sonofthecapt Apr 08, 2015

    Hi Anonymous, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? Are you asking about using the wrong weight oil (10w30 vs 5w30) or are you asking about using the wrong "type" of oil (conventional vs synthetic) ?



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!!Oh!! NO!!! It Could Break And So Ya Put the Wrong Kind In So what drive it As Long As It IS Not Diesel Oil In The Car In Winter Yer Fine Drive It Or If Y Want Change It Done Drive It Know Was That So Bad

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