Q: What viscosity oil should I use?

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What viscosity oil should I use?

If you have the 1.8-liter engine, then you should use SAE 0W-20 oil. If that is not available, you can use SAE 5W-20, but you should not use this viscosity level in consecutive oil replacements. If you have the 2.4-litre engine, you can use either viscosity of oil, but SAE 0W-20 will result in better fuel economy.

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