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i wanna do the oil change today. what oil is recommended for the 370z? Im gonna go to auto zone but i wanna know what to get before i go

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Old 04-07-2009, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i wanna do the oil change today. what oil is recommended for the 370z? Im gonna go to auto zone but i wanna know what to get before i go there. Does it say in the car manual?
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My thoughts:

If you want to baby your car...
Nissan Ester Oil available from Infiniti dealership when your breaking in the car (12,000 mi). RLI Bio-Syn afterwards. Renewable Lubricants, Inc.

Otherwise...
Castrol GTX break-in (12,000 mi), Mobil 1 Extended Performance afterwards.

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i wanna do the oil change today. what oil is recommended for the 370z? Im gonna go to auto zone but i wanna know what to get before i go there. Does it say in the car manual?
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If you want to baby your car...
Nissan Ester Oil available from Infiniti dealership when your breaking in the car (12,000 mi). RLI Bio-Syn afterwards. Renewable Lubricants, Inc.

Otherwise...
Castrol GTX break-in (12,000 mi), Mobil 1 Extended Performance afterwards.
i do wanna baby the car but thats just me lol ill call the nissan dealer ship and see how much its gonna cost me. If its wAYYYYY to much then ill just go with Castrol i guess
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Royal Purple 5W30 for me.
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If you want to baby your car...
Nissan Ester Oil available from Infiniti dealership when your breaking in the car (12,000 mi)
Is that not the same stuff they use at Nissan dealers?
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As long as you use the API service rating (API Engine Oil Guide) prescribed by Nissan in the 370Z Owners Manual, then you can use any brand you wish (ester or no ester):

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I chose to do my first change (at ~1700 miles) with the Nissan Ester Oil (5W30). I'm probably going to use it again on my next change (planned at about 4K miles) just to help make sure the break-in goes well. My next change after that will be at about 7K (and about every 3K after that, +/- depending on how hard I work the oil), and I'll be switching to a quality synthetic that is known to have the Esters, just to be on the safe side (so far I've heard Mobil 1 Extended Performance and Motul 300V placed in that category, but there are probably others).

That Nissan oil is about $12/qt btw
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I went to my local dealer, not the one I purchased the car from, and they didn't have a clue about any special oil for the car. They told me I could bring my own oil as long as it met the API spec in the manual.

I'm doing mine at 2000 miles with Castrol Edge 5w30. I may add 1/2 bottle of Red Line ZDDP to the mix. 'Better Living Through Chemistry.' Can't remember if that was a corporate slogan or the lifestyle of the 60's
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My dealer here don't have the Nissan Esters oil,anybody got a picture of the container,so that i can show it to the dealer.?
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My dealer here don't have the Nissan Esters oil,anybody got a picture of the container, so that I can show it to the dealer.?
Are you changing your oil yourself, or are you having the Nissan dealer change it? Nissan dealers get their oil in 55 gallon drums.
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Nissan dealerships aren't really aware of the Nissan Oil.

It's the Inifiniti dealerships that have a clue because the G37 used that oil for an issue they had with the earlier VQ37 engines.
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anyone heard of "Motul" oil?
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Yes.
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well is it good? cuz this guy told me its better then royal purple. i dont know if its true.
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well is it good? cuz this guy told me its better then royal purple. i dont know if its true.
It's good, but is it better than Royal Purple? That's sooooo subjective I have no l no clue where to start. You can join Bob is the Oil Guy's Forum and discuss that with those who have a more in-depth knowledge.
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