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That's really not all that long of a storage period. I imagine that the water present would be minimal. With the high oil temps this car runs, I bet it'll

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Old 04-19-2014, 10:38 AM   #46 (permalink)
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That's really not all that long of a storage period. I imagine that the water present would be minimal. With the high oil temps this car runs, I bet it'll boil off rather quickly.
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Should I change the oil now since it's been at least 6 months?
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Alright thanks I will keep an eye on the dipstick just in case
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Oil doesn't break down over time in storage, but condensation does accumulate. You can change your oil in the spring to get rid of that little bit of water, or you can drive it to boil it off. Personally, I wouldn't bother with changing it. The reason to change oil is if and when acids and combustion byproducts accumulate, or if the additives break down from shear. That's a function of use, not time.
I completely agree.

Every oil company I have talked to about their fully synthetic says that there really isn't a shelf life, and that it will last years.
Even when I asked about it sitting in the engine, they said it doesn't matter.


And I agree that if condensation built up. Just drive it for a while, get the oil hot, and bye bye condensation!
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Yes and make sure you only use the Nissan Ester oil. Don't listen to these yahoos selling you some snake oil ******** about redline this and mobil 1 that. All garbage.
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I daily drive my Z and I get it changed every 4k-5k miles. If you drive it hard, I suggest you get your oil change sooner.
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I have a 2015 with 1000 miles on it and about to take a trip and add another 2000. Ive been through that manual front to back and cant seem to find the changing intervals. The only thing I found was I didnt need to do a break in change and it says changing oil inintervals very by usage and oil type. So wtf? What are you guys doing? And what type of oil are you using?
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5000 miles on the 2015s. Please edit your post and not ask what oil to use.
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I dont mean what brand, but the manual doesnt even specify if synthetic is in these. It just says it comes with the finest nissan oil.
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....really dude?
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I won't flame ya but most here will smell blood in the water. 2014 Nissan changed oil change intervals from 3750 to 5000 miles. The Z uses from the factory what they call Nissan Ester oil. It is a sythethic that will run you upwards to $15/qt depending on the stealership or you can find deals on here. Others will chime in that Mobil 1 or some other suitable substitute is just fine, and it is. It's up to you what you put in there but I suggest go what you feel is right and the right viscosity.

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Every 5,000. If you drive on stop and go and very aggressive driving style then less. Synthetic is best to run on the Zs.
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I just change mine every 7500 miles.
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