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Q: Advice on using high-mileage oil

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Is there a problem with using high-mileage oil on a car that has no problems with oil burning?

A: Well, you can go ahead if you want. It'...

Well, you can go ahead if you want. It's a better lubrication for old, worn rubber seals, and stuff like that. Go ahead, the oil is not going to hurt anything. It cost a little bit more but it's not going to hurt anything. If car has got a lot of miles on it--why not?

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