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What kind of oil does a 91 Windom use? I mean what is the oil viscosity rating and things like that?

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For castrol, v6 3.0L engine...it is 5w-30.....if you prefer another make/brand of oil, just simpy jump onto their website and they will provide a specigic type that will suit your purpose...as everything to make/mode/engine size and even climate can be taken into it............

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