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Question on engine oil #310412 Oct 26, 1:03pm Oct 26, 1:03pm
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Question on engine oil
my engine oil is leaking really slowly, so from time to time I have to fill it up. My mechanic said he used castrol gtx 20/50. So I'm using the same thing. Though, Can I use any other brand with 20/50 grade. Is there any other consideration for that? is castrol gtx a synthetic oil?
Can I switch to a high milage 20/50 engine oil? (i have '91 celica w/ 98k milage) Do you have any other suggestions? Thanks

Re: Question on engine oil [Re: can] #310413 Oct 26, 1:05pm Oct 26, 1:05pm
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dont you have an older celica?

Re: Question on engine oil [Re: RookieGTS] #310414 Oct 26, 1:06pm Oct 26, 1:06pm
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yes that's '91 celica, 98k milage

Re: Question on engine oil [Re: can] #310415 Oct 26, 1:36pm Oct 26, 1:36pm
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get it fixed and you wont leak oil. thumbsup


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Re: Question on engine oil [Re: Maka] #310416 Oct 26, 6:56pm Oct 26, 6:56pm
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What does your mechanic say about the leak?

Re: Question on engine oil [Re: TaeMachine] #310417 Oct 28, 7:25pm Oct 28, 7:25pm
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Originally Posted by TaeMachine

What does your mechanic say about the leak?


what do you expect he says? He says gimme some $500, and I'll get it fixed. The leak is not too bad. After all, this way or another all high milage cars leak. Who would guarantee that, it won't leak for another say 5 years, when I get it fixed?

Am I right or wrong?

Re: Question on engine oil [Re: can] #310418 Oct 28, 8:19pm Oct 28, 8:19pm
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if the leak isnt really bad use castrol 10w30 high mile i use it in my 5th gen i have a oil leak and mine stays full


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Re: Question on engine oil [Re: KMFDM] #310419 Oct 28, 11:12pm Oct 28, 11:12pm
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ooh yeah sweet avatar man! Saleen gets crushed! thumbsup

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