Nissan 370Z Forum  

Oil Change for the 370Z

I took my Z for her first oil change and I could not believe it when they told me that the cost of the oil change was $110.00. How much

Go Back   Nissan 370Z Forum > Nissan 370Z General Area > Nissan 370Z General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-07-2009, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
Base Member
 
alcorrea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Redondo Beach CA
Posts: 17
Drives: nissan 370z white
Rep Power: 12
alcorrea is on a distinguished road
Send a message via MSN to alcorrea Send a message via Yahoo to alcorrea Send a message via Skype™ to alcorrea
Default Oil Change for the 370Z

I took my Z for her first oil change and I could not believe it when they told me that the cost of the oil change was $110.00. How much did you people out there paid for this service and why so expensive.
alcorrea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 12:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Modshack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Greenville NC
Posts: 2,883
Drives: 370Z Sport
Rep Power: 972
Modshack has a reputation beyond reputeModshack has a reputation beyond reputeModshack has a reputation beyond reputeModshack has a reputation beyond reputeModshack has a reputation beyond reputeModshack has a reputation beyond reputeModshack has a reputation beyond reputeModshack has a reputation beyond reputeModshack has a reputation beyond reputeModshack has a reputation beyond reputeModshack has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alcorrea View Post
why so expensive.
Dood! You live in LA! Hopefully the dealer is using Nissan Ester Oil ($12/qt) at that price.

My dealer offers free changes for life, but I'll never take advantage of that. Control your destiny by doing your own ($30 with a good synthetic and filter)
__________________

Steal my car! (SOLD)...Now Porsche Cayman S
Oil Cooler DIY: Here!
Modshack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 01:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Matt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Augusta, GA
Age: 37
Posts: 1,680
Drives: 2010 Avalanche LT
Rep Power: 15
Matt is just really niceMatt is just really niceMatt is just really niceMatt is just really nice
Default

Nissan Ester Oil + charing you for removing the panel with 19+ screws and fasteners.

A local shop charges $20 if I bring the oil/filter.
__________________

"Any man who can drive a 370z while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the Z the attention it deserves." Albert Einstein....modified.
Matt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 01:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Trips's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Disneyland, Ca Age:65
Posts: 8,607
Drives: 🇯🇵
Rep Power: 10
Trips has a reputation beyond reputeTrips has a reputation beyond reputeTrips has a reputation beyond reputeTrips has a reputation beyond reputeTrips has a reputation beyond reputeTrips has a reputation beyond reputeTrips has a reputation beyond reputeTrips has a reputation beyond reputeTrips has a reputation beyond reputeTrips has a reputation beyond reputeTrips has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Easy guys! it's his first post...
save some money and do it yourself or shop around to see if another dealer might give you a break.. you can use the search function, this has been discussed.
__________________


http://www.the370z.com/payments.php
Trips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 01:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Matt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Augusta, GA
Age: 37
Posts: 1,680
Drives: 2010 Avalanche LT
Rep Power: 15
Matt is just really niceMatt is just really niceMatt is just really niceMatt is just really nice
Default

Hey, I wasn't harsh!

I just ordered Z1's oil change kit for the Z. That, plus the $20 labor my trusted repair shop is charging, it puts me almost the same amount as the dealership....but I know it's getting done right and hell, I can watch!

Avoiding my dealership at all costs!
__________________

"Any man who can drive a 370z while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the Z the attention it deserves." Albert Einstein....modified.
Matt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 02:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
Base Member
 
GETU1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 81
Drives: 2009 370Z
Rep Power: 12
GETU1 is on a distinguished road
Default

If you include my oil(Royal Purple) that I brought in, it's about $65.
__________________
Added Wincos 30% tint and VentureShield clear bra.
GETU1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 02:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
Paul_S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: England
Posts: 257
Drives: UK Yellow 370Z
Rep Power: 12
Paul_S is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm going to do my first 370Z oil change soon (thanks to AK for his great guide). I just need to decide what oil and filter to choose.
__________________
In the UK? Check out nissansportz.com - 350Z, GT-R, 370Z and more...


2004 Sunset 350Z to 2009 Limited Edition Ultimate Yellow 370Z
Paul_S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 02:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
Track Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 887
Drives: BMW 335i Sport
Rep Power: 13
VCuomo will become famous soon enoughVCuomo will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt View Post
Nissan Ester Oil + charing you for removing the panel with 19+ screws and fasteners.

A local shop charges $20 if I bring the oil/filter.
It's only 4 bolts to pull down the flap - you don't need to remove the entire bottom panel.
VCuomo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 02:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
vipor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Euless, TX [ DFW ]
Age: 38
Posts: 13,531
Drives: Nismo 09-0183 QAB
Rep Power: 45
vipor has a reputation beyond reputevipor has a reputation beyond reputevipor has a reputation beyond reputevipor has a reputation beyond reputevipor has a reputation beyond reputevipor has a reputation beyond reputevipor has a reputation beyond reputevipor has a reputation beyond reputevipor has a reputation beyond reputevipor has a reputation beyond reputevipor has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VCuomo View Post
It's only 4 bolts to pull down the flap - you don't need to remove the entire bottom panel.
makes it a lot easier though. and usually helps you prevent a mess because you're not having to try as hard to get to anything.
__________________

2009 NISMO # 0193 | QAB | Albums! | 05.04.10 (Dynojet) 291.94hp/248.28tq
Oil Cooler (DIY) | Custom Headlights | GTSPEC Braces | F.I. Long Tube Headers
vipor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 08:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
PapoZalsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Not in Sunny Florida
Posts: 6,353
Drives: 09 370Z MB Sport Pkg
Rep Power: 4496
PapoZalsa has a reputation beyond reputePapoZalsa has a reputation beyond reputePapoZalsa has a reputation beyond reputePapoZalsa has a reputation beyond reputePapoZalsa has a reputation beyond reputePapoZalsa has a reputation beyond reputePapoZalsa has a reputation beyond reputePapoZalsa has a reputation beyond reputePapoZalsa has a reputation beyond reputePapoZalsa has a reputation beyond reputePapoZalsa has a reputation beyond repute
Default

The stealership offers me 2 free oil changes, I'll take my own Synthetic Oil and they can fork out the filter.

If not I take it over my friend's shop for a free Synthetic oil change he gave me when I had the 350.
__________________
2009 370Z MB Base w/Sport Package 6MT
Modshack's Custom Air Intakes /3M Clear Bra/ Illuminated Kick Plates / F. I CBE w/12" resonators / EVO-R Front Lip / Rear Hatch Wing / Tein S-Tech Springs /Ilegal Tint in the Rep. of VA/4x20mm Z1 Spacers/ Vinyl Roof/Liquid Carbon Designs
PapoZalsa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 09:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
Base Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Antonio, Tx
Posts: 34
Drives: 09 370Z Sport AT7
Rep Power: 12
NiņaBonitaZ is on a distinguished road
Default

Pennzoil platinum= 20-25 dlls at Walmart
Mobil 1 filter = 11 dlls at Autozone
Changed by me in my garage with the help of Rhino 12000 ramps

engine runs just as quiet as with the overpriced NIssan ester oil mambo jumbo.
__________________
Dr. David de la Llata
2014 Solid Red 370Z 7AT, Touring, Sport, Navig
NiņaBonitaZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 11:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
Enthusiast Member
 
JakeZ34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 436
Drives: BS 370z 6MT/sprt pkg
Rep Power: 194
JakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to JakeZ34
Default

buying this car already I knew the oil change was pricey so this is what I did, as a courtesy I asked the dealers to throw in a couple of free oil changes and they agreed so I am going to bring my car in at 1,500 to do a first oil change, and again at 3,000. That's two oil changes they said they'll do for me for free as courtesy. So after that I'll swap to full synthetic redline and do it myself from then on out. I don't need to pay $100+ dollars to do a job that takes about 30 min to an hour. It's simply not worth it and plus changing your own motor oil can be therapeutic if your an enthusiast
JakeZ34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 11:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
Enthusiast Member
 
JakeZ34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 436
Drives: BS 370z 6MT/sprt pkg
Rep Power: 194
JakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to JakeZ34
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul_S View Post
I'm going to do my first 370Z oil change soon (thanks to AK for his great guide). I just need to decide what oil and filter to choose.
People here have great liking to Redline synthetic, as far as filters I like Mobil1 or K&N. Remember to follow AK's magnetic drain bolt and filtermag. It gives you an even more peace of mind knowing there is magnets holding on to all that metal shavings.
JakeZ34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 11:38 PM   #14 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: N/A
Posts: 76,801
Drives: N/A
Rep Power: 141517
kenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond reputekenchan has a reputation beyond repute
Default

im just going to use the factory filter and a jug of 5qt M1. $32?
kenchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 11:44 PM   #15 (permalink)
Enthusiast Member
 
JakeZ34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 436
Drives: BS 370z 6MT/sprt pkg
Rep Power: 194
JakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond reputeJakeZ34 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to JakeZ34
Default

hey kenchen I read in a thread somewhere (I wish I remember) People cut open a factory nissan filter and found that it has the same cardboard set up as a Fram. Ever since I heard that I decided to use M1 or K&N.
JakeZ34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY: Nissan 370Z Oil change (AK370Z way) Pictures inside AK370Z DIY Section (Do-It-Yourself) 806 02-02-2020 08:07 AM
First oil change 510z Nissan 370Z General Discussions 23 06-26-2009 06:47 PM
What would you like to add delete or change about the 370Z inspector10k Nissan 370Z General Discussions 42 06-26-2009 12:03 AM
1st Oil Change tooohip Mid-Atlantic Region 4 06-25-2009 08:50 PM
Can you change the interior lighting of the 370z? Rooster Exterior & Interior 1 04-25-2009 08:48 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2