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#3239255 - 01/06/14 10:38 AM Oil and Fluid recommendation.
Hsnberg Offline


Registered: 01/04/14
Posts: 4
Loc: District of Columbia, USA
Hi Everyone!

I am a new member learning my way around the forum. I know some basics about cars, but to the chemical technicalities of so many of these oils and fluids. Looking forward to learning something!

I just bought and 1995 Mazda Protege as a winter beater, though it is still in great shape for age. I am trying to get some oil and fluid recommendations. The manual recommends 10W30.

I was thinking Valvoline green/recycled high mileage oil. I am also using the Valvoline high mileage coolant. I am assuming that these "for high mileage cars" fluids have additives that are good for older cars. For my Mustang, I use Mobil One. But for this car, I want whatever will help it last.

Also, what do you guys think of the coolant system sealants? Those bottles of aluminum silver particles.

Thanks in advance!

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#3239269 - 01/06/14 10:45 AM Re: Oil and Fluid recommendation. [Re: Hsnberg]
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I think you would do well with a 5w30 oil. What is the mileage on the vehicle. If it is not buring oil then I would not jump to a HM oil. If the cooling system is not leaking then I would not use any sealent.
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#3239292 - 01/06/14 11:05 AM Re: Oil and Fluid recommendation. [Re: Hsnberg]
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Registered: 08/16/12
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Loc: Youngstown, OH
Whatever 5w-30 you can get the cheapest.

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#3239308 - 01/06/14 11:23 AM Re: Oil and Fluid recommendation. [Re: Hsnberg]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
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Stay away from the packets...although they may block stop the leak, they can also block where you don't want them to.

Agree on 5w30 year round and no special anything if it is not leaking.


Edited by Kuato (01/06/14 11:24 AM)
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#3239319 - 01/06/14 11:31 AM Re: Oil and Fluid recommendation. [Re: Hsnberg]
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5w-30 Valvoline Maxlife. The Maxlife NextGen is fine if you can find it.
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#3239473 - 01/06/14 01:41 PM Re: Oil and Fluid recommendation. [Re: Hsnberg]
R80RS Offline


Registered: 06/05/13
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Welcome to the forum. welcome

The Valvoline Maxlife line is a good choice, but any oil of the proper viscosity and API rating would be suitable.

Stay away from the cooling system sealants. Fix the problem, don't put a bandage on it.
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#3240125 - 01/06/14 10:47 PM Re: Oil and Fluid recommendation. [Re: Hsnberg]
Hsnberg Offline


Registered: 01/04/14
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Loc: District of Columbia, USA
Thanks for all the replies!

Sorry I didn't post more info.

The car has 158k miles.

I use 10w30 because that is what the manual recommends.

Thanks! smile

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