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#3329390 - 03/31/14 05:01 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: whip]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 9256
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: whip
I had a 98 that I ran dino oil for 5,000 miles. I gave the car to my brother in law with over 200,000 miles, and the engine ran fine. The body will rust away before the engine fails due to oil.


Your engine apparently didn't get the memo from Merkava.
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#3329425 - 03/31/14 05:23 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: lucerne06]
147_Grain Offline


Registered: 03/11/13
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With only a 3 quart sump, suggest you consider a quality synthetic and change the oil and filter every 6 months with all the short trips that only add up to 7 or 8K annually.
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#3329479 - 03/31/14 06:24 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: 147_Grain]
Oregoonian Offline


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If your driving habits are not severe (you take longer hwy trips 2 or 3 time a month, my suggestion would be the following;
Mobil1 1 (guaranteed to 10K), and change once a year (7 to 8K). A good mid-range filter such as a Pureolator PureOne, should be able to handle the filtering issue.

If your vehicle is exclusively a 'short tripper', then Mobile 1, and change out every 5000. You then can go to a Pureolator CLASSIC filter.
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#3329504 - 03/31/14 06:43 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: lucerne06]
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Registered: 07/11/10
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Whatever Dino oil that is on sale, even store brand oils, as long as they meet the specs.

For a vehicle like a Sentra.....less is better. Don't throw good money out the window when the vehicle is perfectly fine with running conventional oil.
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#3329507 - 03/31/14 06:44 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: lucerne06]
mongo161 Offline


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Whatever Dino oil that is on sale, even store brand oils, as long as they meet the specs.

For a vehicle like a Sentra.....less is better. Don't throw good money out the window when the vehicle is perfectly fine with running conventional oil.
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#3329608 - 03/31/14 08:09 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: lucerne06]
lucerne06 Offline


Registered: 03/07/09
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Loc: northeast
thanks all

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#3329612 - 03/31/14 08:12 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: mongo161]
dave1251 Offline


Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 7077
Loc: Maricopa, AZ
I have to agree twice.

A friend has one just as old as yours with over 200K miles.

I can not argue with success.
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#3329728 - 03/31/14 09:28 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: dave1251]
turtlevette Offline


Registered: 12/24/13
Posts: 685
Loc: Massachusetts
I'd use the best quality synthetic oil I could find and change it every 3000 miles.

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#3329734 - 03/31/14 09:32 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: lucerne06]
Zaedock Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
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Loc: Massachusetts
Well, then that would be a big waste.
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#3329739 - 03/31/14 09:35 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: turtlevette]
steve20 Offline


Registered: 06/19/07
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Originally Posted By: turtlevette
I'd use the best quality synthetic oil I could find and change it every 3000 miles.





don't forget to use an Ultra filter as well
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#3329767 - 03/31/14 10:00 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: Zaedock]
turtlevette Offline


Registered: 12/24/13
Posts: 685
Loc: Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: Zaedock
Well, then that would be a big waste.


better to waste a little than risk a lot.

The Valvoline engine insurance is based on a 3000 mi oil change.


Whatta we talking? "Wasting" 50 bucks a year?




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#3329778 - 03/31/14 10:09 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: lucerne06]
Zaedock Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
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Loc: Massachusetts
He doesn't risk anything. Show me any difference in protection or wear with syn vs conventional in a 3,000 mile interval. You won't find the data.

It's an economy car, not a Bugatti. I'd rather spend the $50 on morning coffee on the way to work.
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#3329782 - 03/31/14 10:16 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: turtlevette]
dave1251 Offline


Registered: 07/15/05
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Loc: Maricopa, AZ
Originally Posted By: turtlevette
better to waste a little than risk a lot.



You are the one that believes using a little too "thin" lube is better than using one that is a little too "thick".

This is a bit contradictory is it not?
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#3329783 - 03/31/14 10:17 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: Zaedock]
turtlevette Offline


Registered: 12/24/13
Posts: 685
Loc: Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: Zaedock
It's an economy car, not a Bugatti.


So if it was a Bugatti you would do synthetic 3K intervals?

If he finds clearance oil and filters at AZ or Walmart and does his own changes probably more like wasting 20 a year.

We spend 1000s on taxes, insurance, maintenance etc. What's another 20 bucks?

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#3329789 - 03/31/14 10:21 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: turtlevette]
dave1251 Offline


Registered: 07/15/05
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Loc: Maricopa, AZ
Originally Posted By: turtlevette
Originally Posted By: Zaedock
It's an economy car, not a Bugatti.


So if it was a Bugatti you would do synthetic 3K intervals?

If he finds clearance oil and filters at AZ or Walmart and does his own changes probably more like wasting 20 a year.

We spend 1000s on taxes, insurance, maintenance etc. What's another 20 bucks?





Waste of resources with diminishing value.
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