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Does a 100% synthetic oil harm or help maintain my 1999 ford explorer with 150k miles on it.what weight and brand of synthetic oil should be used?

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Brand makes no difference
Weight, should only be what your vehicle calls for---that should be on the oil filler cap
Nothing wrong with synthetic oils---wouldn't spend the money now,with 150K

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

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