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A_Beaverhausen's avatar

What kind of oil do i need?

Asked by A_Beaverhausen (2440points) November 7th, 2008

i have a 98 ford contour.

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mjoyce's avatar

Oil is rated in weight, which determines its viscosity – and in a more detailed analysis API rating – which has to do with its endurance over time.

For example:
10W/30 is an oil that has a weight (viscosity) rating of 10 when cold, and 30 when hot. Each engine will typically have a different recommendation on the weight of the oil used depending on tolerances and pumps used within the engine. You should check your owners manual for a specific recommendation.

A_Beaverhausen's avatar

ok, so its in my manual?

cdwccrn's avatar

where are you planning to put it?

A_Beaverhausen's avatar

i got it. 5w30

judochop's avatar

you need some good ol’ fashion war oil.

Really though it will say on a tag under your hood. How much and what kind.

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