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The actual recommended oil is 5W-30 5W30 is recommended oil and more for cold winters. 10W30 can be used in warm climate areas. Both oils have the same viscosity when the engine is up to running temperature - that's what the number 30 refers to. The difference is when the engine is cold, the 5W30 is thinner and will flow and lubricate better. The numbers 5 and 10 refer to the viscosity at 0 degrees C. if you put in 10/40 or 20/50 your car will become useless. That is the factory recommended oil weight and viscosity of 5w-30 and i would recommend going with that to not cause any problems..

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Depends on oil consumption.for this age of car use 10/40 semi synthetic,then if oilburn is more than a pint every 1000 miles switch to 20/50 standard.then when oilburn is a pint to less than 400 miles time for a rebuild.

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