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i have a ga1.6de with about 127,000 miles on it and most fo the time when i start it up it like a dry start an it has some chatter noise in the top end thinking its a valve or something. what i want to ask it what weight oil should i use for my oil change this time im running 10w40 castrol syntec in it. but i was thinking maybe some 20w50 and a bottle of lucas oil stabilizer.let me know asap
 

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The problem is not your oil but the filter. Replace the filter every time you change your oil with a K&N oil filter! I use Moble 1 5w-20 and a K&N oil filter, it was the most used setup back when the GA16DE powered B14 where being moded all the time.! Been running this for a while with no dry start ups and no oil leaks (replaced the front main before using such a light oil!).
 

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well yesterday i used 20w50 royal purple fully synthetic and a k&n filter. i have used filters before and they work great. thanks tho
 

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well yesterday i used 20w50 royal purple fully synthetic and a k&n filter. i have used filters before and they work great. thanks tho
Have to disagree. This filters are like $14 a piece and they do not filter any better than Motorcraft for $10 cheaper. I have ran this filter and seems to work the best with store brand oil. 20/50 is a pretty thick oil which can cause starting issues. I've ran 10W30 in mine and I'm at 154k with no issues. Don't waste your money on expensive filters, just keep it changed every 3,000 miles.
 

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Yah K&n filters are good but I believe that they are overrated for sure and that there are alternitives that will perform just as good. Do your homework and you will see what I am talking about....
 

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well yesterday i used 20w50 royal purple fully synthetic and a k&n filter. i have used filters before and they work great. thanks tho
If your motor is in good shape, using a 20W50 could be harmful to the motor under normal street use; instead use a 5W30 or a 10W30. However under extreme hot conditions, a 20W50 would be OK to use.

I've been using Mobil-1 10W30 along with Purolator oil filters for many years with great success. Like others are saying, change the oil filter every 3,000 mi.
 

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If your motor is in good shape, using a 20W50 could be harmful to the motor under normal street use; instead use a 5W30 or a 10W30. However under extreme hot conditions, a 20W50 would be OK to use.

I've been using Mobil-1 10W30 along with Purolator oil filters for many years with great success. Like others are saying, change the oil filter every 3,000 mi.
My thoughts exactly. A $40 oil change on this car is a simple waste unless you're racing. $10 does the trick for me and she still runs perfect with 154k on it.
 

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see when talking about this tensioner it sounds like a valve but after my motor warms up it kinda goes away could it still be that
 
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