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Old 05-27-2009, 03:54 PM   #1
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Oil Type and weight??

Just bought an '87 YJ. Need to change the oil soon. Does anyone know what type of oil and weight I should use??? Synthetic or Not??? It has 171K miles and it is used for around town as well as highway miles. Thanks.

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Old 05-27-2009, 04:13 PM   #2
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What engine? I have a 4.0 and run 5 quarts of castrol 10-30 and 1 quart of Lucas oil stabilizer

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Old 05-27-2009, 05:00 PM   #3
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I know that it is the original Inline L-6 engine. I believe it is a 4.2 Liter. I am not sure if synthetic oil or regular was used. Will it hurt the engine if I decide to go synthetic??? Not sure the type of oil the previous owner put in. I do not want to hurt the engine by going back to regular if he used synthetic. Thanks.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:50 PM   #4
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Your Jeep was made to use
reg oil not synthetic
You have high miles as do I
I use a oil for high mileage
I like valvoline
for high mile engine
10-30 is a good alround weight

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Old 05-27-2009, 06:59 PM   #5
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Cool, sounds good. Thanks a lot.
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:30 PM   #6
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good ole 10w30. don't worry about synthetic, even if it was in there, its a myth that its bad to go back.

i also use valvoline max life, you could also go w/ 10w40 without a problem also.

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