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O k whats the deal, Tribute v6 has 178,000 miles. Some people say use synthetic oil and some say don't. I'm confused, what do I use?

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You want to use the oil the manufacturer originally used, switching oils is bad on a vehicle and if Mazda wanted a different oil used, they would have originally put it in it. Now something good to mix with your oil is Lucas Oil Treatment. That helps with aging motors and High mileage motors, but do not switch your oil.

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