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I've been to two dealerships for oil changes. The service technicians always ask what type of oil I want. I tell him I want the recommended oil or better. I

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Old 10-17-2013, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been to two dealerships for oil changes. The service technicians always ask what type of oil I want. I tell him I want the recommended oil or better. I happen to know that Mobil 1 oil is only partially synthetic. They do make a full synthetic that cost much more. Anyhow, I ask them about the Nissan Ester oil that is recommended. They cannot tell me the difference between ester and synthetic. I usually just tell them to use the Nissan Ester oil.

The other day I get a call from one of the dealerships asking me about my recent service. I tell them everything is fine but someone should clear up the oil situation with the service department.

Today I get a call from Nissan. They apologize for the confusion and say they are going to send out a training update to the service department. The guy informs me he knows a lot about oil blends and can answer my question.

"Tell me the difference between the Nissan recommended Ester oil and synthetics. " This is his response surmised.

Nissan Ester oil is a formulation that is like the esters used in ac compressors. They are recommended for use in the new Maxima, Z cars and GTR. Basically the Ester oil maintains a consistent viscosity at a range of temperatures and high pressures like Nissan's high performance engines produce.

The Mobil Full Synthetic is recommended in these engines as well. The Mobil full Synthetic contains the same Esters blends as the Nissan Ester oil.

"Which is the best oil for my car?" He says, " The Mobil Full Synthetic is the best oil for the high performance vehicles at this time."

There you go.
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Another oil thread? Oh joy.
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I'm not asking for your comments.

I read every oil thread on this site and other forums and never seen anything definitive. I've even had trouble getting answers from Nissan service centers. This is the first time anyone from Nissan has addressed the issue.

This is for your information if you choose to use it. If not, keep your lame insults to yourself.
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I'm not asking for your comments.

I read every oil thread on this site and other forums and never seen anything definitive. I've even had trouble getting answers from Nissan service centers. This is the first time anyone from Nissan has addressed the issue.

This is for your information if you choose to use it. If not, keep your lame insults to yourself.
By posting it on the internet, you are asking for comments. Thats what happens on forums. Lame insults? That's pretty gentle compared to what happens when people post yet another oil thread around here. Thats usually asking for trouble from the mods. Read every oil thread? I somehow doubt that.
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I gave you fair warning by putting "oil" in the title.
You may choose to ignore the thread if you don't wish to hear about oil issues.

Other people may find the information helpful.
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I've been using Mobil 1 5-30 since it came out. I have no reason to waste 5 minutes looking into what's the best oil. It's much better than standard dealer oil. That's more than enough for my priceless Ferrari
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i run royal purple 5w30. I have since 09. also use it in my subi's. **** having the dealership change it, i dont trust them as far as i can throw them. for all i know i could hand them 6quarts of RP I BOUGHT and they would put autozone generic brand in it and keep my oil. ive heard enough "joy ride" stories to know not to trust those punks with my car unless its something i simply cannot fix. if you want an answer, get Z Speed Performance Aluminum Undershroud and change the oil yourself like i do, it has an easy access door that makes life easy. And its not made of cheap chinese garbage plastic.
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This wasn't about what is the best oil. Everyone has their own opinion. This is more about Nissan's oil recommendation. Two completely different things.

Basically they are now recommending Mobil Full Synthetic over their own Nissan Ester oil as stated in the service manual.

I think any oil that meets the API standard is sufficient to protect your engine for normal driving. Just change the oil and the filter every 3,000 mi and you'll be fine.
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This wasn't about what is the best oil. Everyone has their own opinion. This is more about Nissan's oil recommendation. Two completely different things.

Basically they are now recommending Mobil Full Synthetic over their own Nissan Ester oil as stated in the service manual.

I think any oil that meets the API standard is sufficient to protect your engine for normal driving. Just change the oil and the filter every 3,000 mi and you'll be fine.
Unless that was a call from an engineer of that motor. His input is worthless.
If you out regular oil in your car and change it within 3750 miles, they can't void your warranty, so that means it's "good enough" and most, if not all meet API specs
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Unless that was a call from an engineer of that motor. His input is worthless.
If you out regular oil in your car and change it within 3750 miles, they can't void your warranty, so that means it's "good enough" and most, if not all meet API specs
Damn it!!!! I just got my first oil change at 3765. Does this mean my warranty is now void?!

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Slow day today, so I swung by the local Nissan dealer to get the oil changed on my 2014 Z with 4100 miles. They recommended Mobil 1 full synthetic, which I was OK with. Oil, filter and "multi-point inspection", whatever that is, cost me $75 and took about 45 minutes as a walk-in. I didn't buy my Z from them. Prior to this, I've always had my oil changed at the local Chevy dealer by my son, who's a GM Certified Service Tech, but he left that job for the oil fields of North Dakota.

I was OK with the whole process.
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$60 for full synthetic at Infiniti dealership that can fit my lowered Z perfectly. Easier for me because their service department is top notch in Massapequa
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Slow day today, so I swung by the local Nissan dealer to get the oil changed on my 2014 Z with 4100 miles. They recommended Mobil 1 full synthetic, which I was OK with. Oil, filter and "multi-point inspection", whatever that is, cost me $75 and took about 45 minutes as a walk-in. I didn't buy my Z from them. Prior to this, I've always had my oil changed at the local Chevy dealer by my son, who's a GM Certified Service Tech, but he left that job for the oil fields of North Dakota.

I was OK with the whole process.
sounds good then.
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