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Is there any particular type of coolant and oil that has to be used for a 96 Cutlass Oldsmobile?

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Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Kendra, You need to check your owner's manual to find the type of oil and coolant. The oil brand doesn't matter, you just need to know if it should be 10W-30, 10W-40, 5W-30 or 5W-40. All of this will be in your book. Look for the maintenance section or the oil section and it should tell you. I would recommend however that you get a name you know. The cheaper the price, the cheaper the oil. You want quality oil. As for the coolant, many manufactures are very specific about this and you often have to purchase it from the dealer. If you are unsure about any of this, call a dealership and ask them about their recommendation for your vehicle. Lori Johnson New at Askpatty: Ask Patty is announcing CarBlabber. It's car reviews for women by women like you! What does your car mean to you? Do you love or hate your car? Is your car a fashion statement or a pile of junk? We want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly about your car. Ask Patty is offering a lineup of amazing products as prizes to CarBlabber members (and signing up is totally free!). All you have to do is create a profile, review a car and add a photo to your review! Sign up at

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