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So I took the 370 to the dealership because of a P0305 SES light. (Cylinder 5 misfiring). I just got a call from the technician, he asked me what kind

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Old 03-03-2010, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I took the 370 to the dealership because of a P0305 SES light.
(Cylinder 5 misfiring). I just got a call from the technician, he asked me what kind of oil I am using and when I installed my Stillen Gen3s.

I told him November for the install and Royal Purple for the oil.

He informed me that Royal Purple is not ester oil and can/will **** up the cylinder heads.

Is this true and what am I facing now?

IF things are damaged am I responsible and/or void my warranty. Im waiting for him to call me back after he looks into it further.
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no because Nissan only Recomends Ester oil, not required at all. and my freind has an SI, even though those dont require ester oil, my friend said his ride isnt as smooth and the royal pruple burns really fast.
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So I took the 370 to the dealership because of a P0305 SES light.
(Cylinder 5 misfiring). I just got a call from the technician, he asked me what kind of oil I am using and when I installed my Stillen Gen3s.

I told him November for the install and Royal Purple for the oil.

He informed me that Royal Purple is not ester oil and can/will **** up the cylinder heads.

Is this true and what am I facing now?

IF things are damaged am I responsible and/or void my warranty. Im waiting for him to call me back after he looks into it further.
Tell him to put up or shut up....

You could not have voided your warranty with using Royal Purple.

In addition, Cyl5Misfire is not related to your oil...
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So I took the 370 to the dealership because of a P0305 SES light.
(Cylinder 5 misfiring). I just got a call from the technician, he asked me what kind of oil I am using and when I installed my Stillen Gen3s.

I told him November for the install and Royal Purple for the oil.

He informed me that Royal Purple is not ester oil and can/will **** up the cylinder heads.

Is this true and what am I facing now?

IF things are damaged am I responsible and/or void my warranty. Im waiting for him to call me back after he looks into it further.
Nissan is imfamous for finding ways to get out of serious warranty work.

Im not certain, others can chime in on this, but does royal purple have ester in it? I know it meets all the oil standards, saw that in another thread way back.
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BTW, I don't even think that when you take the car to do an oil change at the dealer they can prove to you that they are using that type of oil.


Here is at again, they have to prove that it cause the problem.

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it doesnt matter if it is or isnt, Nissan doesnt require it, not using ester oil will not void warranty.
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Ugh... MMA isn't going to protect ****. It never does.

99% of the time it's easier and cheaper to just pay for repairs out of pocket and not waste your money on legal fees and your time in the courtroom.

That said, as long as you are using an API certified oil as specified in the owner's manual the oil isn't the problem. You can just show that page to the service department if they throw fits about it.
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Ugh... MMA isn't going to protect ****. It never does.

99% of the time it's easier and cheaper to just pay for repairs out of pocket and not waste your money on legal fees and your time in the courtroom.

That said, as long as you are using an API certified oil as specified in the owner's manual the oil isn't the problem. You can just show that page to the service department if they throw fits about it.
And now they will say the intakes caused it. Google and do your DD before you go back to them so they cant bully you about stuff you dont know. The internet is our best friend for things like this.
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And now they will say the intakes caused it. Google and do your DD before you go back to them so they cant bully you about stuff you dont know. The internet is our best friend for things like this.
My guess is if the problem is something serious they are going to blame the G3s.

If it's something minor like a bad spark plug they might not bother messing with you.
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The car drives fine, it doesnt seem like anything major. Just the SES light worries me.
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The car drives fine, it doesnt seem like anything major. Just the SES light worries me.
You need to get a feel from your Service Manager about mods and warranties before you bring her in. When I was getting my oil changed I was talking with the SM and asked about the GTR and what I had heard about voiding this and that and got a good feel for how he goes about warranty work and mods.
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Cyl 5 misfire huh...what kind of gas are you using? 91 at least?

Maryland too, I see. What dealership? Just seeing if its Tischer in case I need to drag mine in anytime lol.
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I have been running royal purple for the past 6 months, with no issues..But i have read reviews about RP not being good for VQ engines.. then again i also read that aliens landed on Roswell.

Could be bad fuel deposits on that one injector, or a bad park plug all, normal things.
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Cyl 5 misfire huh...what kind of gas are you using? 91 at least?

Maryland too, I see. What dealership? Just seeing if its Tischer in case I need to drag mine in anytime lol.


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Maryland too, I see. What dealership? Just seeing if its Tischer in case I need to drag mine in anytime lol.


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