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I did try to search this topic but did not come up with any clear answer. If you use Nissan Ester Oil can you top off with a full synthetic

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Old 04-24-2014, 09:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I did try to search this topic but did not come up with any clear answer.

If you use Nissan Ester Oil can you top off with a full synthetic such as Mobil 1 ?

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I did try to search this topic but did not come up with any clear answer.

If you use Nissan Ester Oil can you top off with a full synthetic such as Mobil 1 ?

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Define "top off". Are you adding a splash or a quart? I don't know why you would have any issues mixing two similar oils of the same weights, but if you're adding a lot I'd probably get the same stuff that's already in there just to satisfy my OCD.
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I would say the typical top off 1/8 of a quart or so if needed.


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Just dump in any synthetic of the right weight for that small of a quantity.
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Is it me, the warmer climate or does the Ester Oil heat up faster than the Mobil 1 synthetic oil??

I noticed right after the oil change the temps climb quickly... I hit 200-205 just cruising (68 degree weather) and I have a 25 row cooler
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Nissan ester is waste of $$$, just run a full syn of your liking. Been running rotella 5w-40 since I went FI, first time I will make it to 3k without having to add oil.
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Is it me, the warmer climate or does the Ester Oil heat up faster than the Mobil 1 synthetic oil??

I noticed right after the oil change the temps climb quickly... I hit 200-205 just cruising (68 degree weather) and I have a 25 row cooler
Vents .

I've yet to hit 220 pushing it hard with OEM turd cooler.

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Really considering this now that I haz FI
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@Synolimit: what if it rains? Is there any issue with water going through your vent? Noob question....
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No. Motor and plugs and sealed. You never wash an engine before? Plus there's dozens of cars out there with hood vents. I'm sure you've seen the Evo has pretty much the same thing.
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