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Its been sitting for 5 1/2yrs but sometimes started up, do i change to high performance synthetic oil now or reg. oil

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Check the spark plugs, fuel filter and lastly compression. also check the timing

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You can do either one. YOu dont even have to change to synthetic.

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As for the viscosity of oil to use, most new engines today require a multiviscosity 5W-30 oil for all-round driving. The lighter 5W-30 oils contain friction reducing additives that help improve fuel economy, and also allow the oil to quickly reach critical upper valvetrain components when a cold engine is first started. Most engine wear occurs immediately after a cold start, so it's important to have oil that is thin enough to circulate easily -- especially at cold temperatures.
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