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Wondering what type of oil to use in a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Cyl 2.2L with higher mileage ? just need to add some and we bought the car in Nov 2010 and haven't changed the oil yet.

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You can use 10w30 motor oil without any problem.

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