what weight of oil does this car use?

mschilson
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Asked by May 07, 2008 at 10:51 AM about the 1999 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW2 Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i just bought this car and it i a real nice car. i don't have a book for it yet. i want to change the oil. what weight should i use?

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littlehorn
39,235

5W30 is factory recommended weight for this year and model.

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Paul Board
435

prob 5w30 check the oil cap or you owners manual

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Ron Daman
275

Go with what the factory recommendation is; my 97 has 5W30 on the oil cap, and that's what i use

Alexandria Stoddard
45

5W-30, it says on the oil cap.

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Daniel Reed
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If it has high miles, I would recommend 10w-30, just because as the engine wears, gaps between parts get bigger.

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A Facebook user
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if the engine is a 1.9 litre and it has over 200,000kms on it i would use something thicker than 10w30 because they all burn oil when they have high k's. if its a newer engine like 2.2 ecotec use 5w30 for any amount of mileage those are kick ass engines.

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Isaac Karjala
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you're supposed to run 5w-30. But running 5w-30 Quaker State type III grade oil, compared to 10w-30 Quaker State type II oil; the 10w-30 deffinately ran better in my engine of 110k~, rebuilt at 80k (frame&trans, 253k)

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Isaac Karjala
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note: both the 10w-30 and the 5w-30 where Quaker State type III grade oil. that's a typo that the 10w-30 was type II grade oil. (grade II=hydrocracked dino oil; grade III=extensively hydrocracked dino oil and labeled "synthetic" for marketing reasons)

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hammerhal
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we inheritedted a 98 saturn 1.9 , going to give it to my youngest just turned 16, so i changed the oil & filter but it is tacking for -ever to go thru- the valve cover , whats up

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