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    What to do?

    Hello All,

    Need to tune this thing up... Went for an oil change and couldn't get it on the ramp because it's too low in the front then went to another place where they have the pit under the car to work from but they wanted me to do full synthetic and wanted around $95.00...

    So wondering is synthetic needed? What are the best spark plugs to use? And what else should I be doing to tune this ride up? Thanks...

    Also, I purchased this car with some front end damage... Put some money into the repairs and still have a few other issues that I have to figure out... There is no power to the radio... No power to the DIC... Any suggestions?

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    I've read of owners running conventional oil with no adverse effects but seeing how these cars come from the factory running full synthetic oil I see no reason to change over to conventional other than a few dollars it may save on the oil itself. Ive found my cts with the 3.6 to be the easiest car ive ever owned to change the oil in. No need for ramps at all really. Im not siure if the 3.2 and the 2.8 is set up the same. Its all up to you but for me im going to stay with mobil 1
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    Re: What to do?

    if you want to ensure the life of your engine use synthetic oil. the timing chains are real picky sobs and if you run it low or use the incorrect oil, you can wear out the chains faster which in turn will cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. also only use top tier fuel. octane 87 or higher. i personally just stick with 87.

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