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What oil should I get for the next oil change?

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Old 03-31-2018, 03:42 PM
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What oil should I get for the next oil change?

Almost reaching 10,000 miles and I was wondering what kinda oil do you guys use for your 8th gen maxis? Any recommendations? Any thoughts on synthetic oil?
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Old 03-31-2018, 04:10 PM
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Nissan recommends to change oil every 5K but I redba lot of topics and watched videos, spoke with mechanics they. Got kinda mixed feedbacks.. some say every 5K some every 7K some 10K. So I will probably stick to 7K because last time I changed it was at 7K. Regarding oil you need to use full synthetic 0W20 as per manual with American Petroleum Institute (API) certification or International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC) certification and SAE viscosity standard.

Iím currently using Indimitsu 0W20 full synthetic oil. A company Iíve never heard before but it works fine.

Idemitsu Full Synthetic 0W-20 Engine Oil SN/GF-5 - 5 Quart https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072KDRZFC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_owaWAb7BDQRQH

I canít recommend it to you because it poured itself into my engine.

Recently ordered this kit from Georgia Nissan Dealership.
Itís only 25 bucks with free shipping and itís OEM kit which Nissan use( not sure how good it is but whatever)
Genuine Nissan 0W-20 Oil Change Kit 15208-65F0E https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074T37K41/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_MCaWAb1VM2F86

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Old 03-31-2018, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by NisCal17 View Post
Nissan recommends to change oil every 5K but I redba lot of topics and watched videos, spoke with mechanics they. Got kinda mixed feedbacks.. some say every 5K some every 7K some 10K. So I will probably stick to 7K because last time I changed it was at 7K. Regarding oil you need to use full synthetic 0W20 as per manual with American Petroleum Institute (API) certification or International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC) certification and SAE viscosity standard.

Iím currently using Indimitsu 0W20 full synthetic oil. A company Iíve never heard before but it works fine.

Idemitsu Full Synthetic 0W-20 Engine Oil SN/GF-5 - 5 Quart https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072KDRZFC..._owaWAb7BDQRQH

I canít recommend it to you because it poured itself into my engine.

Recently ordered this kit from Georgia Nissan Dealership.
Itís only 25 bucks with free shipping and itís OEM kit which Nissan use( not sure how good it is but whatever)
Genuine Nissan 0W-20 Oil Change Kit 15208-65F0E https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074T37K41..._MCaWAb1VM2F86
And your Nissan warranty will be honored at 7k mile oil changes if you experience engine failure?
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:42 PM
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And your Nissan warranty will be honored at 7k mile oil changes if you experience engine failure?
As far as I know they wonít.
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Old 04-01-2018, 07:20 AM
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Nissan says 5 K and at that interval you can use regular brand name mineral oil. Thats what Nissan uses during their factory service contracts. The service manager tried to upsell me on synthetic oil last oil change service. No sense doing that if you do the 5K intervals. Like many of you, once the warranty coverage is in your rear view mirror, I'd opt for the synthetic with an 8 K interval
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Old 04-01-2018, 10:16 AM
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My 6th gen. Maxima started to devour oil with about 6k left on the power train warranty. Nissan didn't even ask for any documentation on the oil change intervals and replaced the engine with a factory long block under full warranty.
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:46 AM
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I've only had the chance to do one oil change so far, and I did full synthetic. I mean one only needs two or three oil changes a year, why not go with the best?

Maybe in several years when the shine has worn off, I'll switch to Dino oil, but for now it's synthetic all the way
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Driving VQs since 2001. I have found that this engine seems so smooth using Mobile 1. I used to use Castrol Dino, and tried Royal Purple for a few years....But M1 was best. May just be my imagination....
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Mobil 1

Currently driving 17 with only 12000 miles , previous car was a 2007 which I kept and still in the family , as soon it hitted 60,000 switched to synthetic Mobil 1 and thats the only brand I had used and the engine running soo smooth that you need to look in the instrument panel to notice the engine running , as soon as I hit that 60,000 mark only Mobil1.
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Old 04-03-2018, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by JAVAFI26 View Post
Currently driving 17 with only 12000 miles , previous car was a 2007 which I kept and still in the family , as soon it hitted 60,000 switched to synthetic Mobil 1 and thats the only brand I had used and the engine running soo smooth that you need to look in the instrument panel to notice the engine running , as soon as I hit that 60,000 mark only Mobil1.
So...you only want a "soo smooth" running engine after 60,000 miles, not before?

Well OK then.
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Old 04-04-2018, 06:25 PM
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Let me give you the attention you are craving , personal choice in when starting to use any oil you want and at what mileage its your car and you do with your car what you want I started at 60,000 and why you should care ?
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Old 09-23-2018, 02:42 PM
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I run German Castrol or Redline.. with Nissan Filter..7500 on Castrol and 10,000 mile drain on Redline..
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