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Excessive Oil Consumption--Can I use a different oil product?

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First check what kinda oil u r putting in ur sx4. it has to be regular unleaded gas.

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Suzuki for Europe/middle/far east use 10/40 semi synthetic oil on ALL cars over 50k(they fit 0/30 to NEW cars ony(in certain markets).so take your choice.All of Europe have 10/40 as standard from NEW.

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Oil Consumption Diagnosis
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