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1991 Toyota Celica

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Oct 26, 2:03pm - #310412 
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

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Oct 26, 2:05pm - #310413 
dont you have an older celica?

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Oct 26, 2:06pm - #310414 
yes that's '91 celica, 98k milage

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Oct 26, 2:36pm - #310415 
get it fixed and you wont leak oil. thumbsup


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Oct 26, 7:56pm - #310416 
What does your mechanic say about the leak?

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Oct 28, 8:25pm - #310417 
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?

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Oct 28, 9:19pm - #310418 
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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Oct 29, 12:12am - #310419 
ooh yeah sweet avatar man! Saleen gets crushed! thumbsup

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