Recent Topics
Euro formula?
by otis24
07/31/15 10:25 AM
Best Radar Detector- Real World
by AirgunSavant
07/31/15 10:09 AM
When you talk to one helpful service advisor...
by mclasser
07/31/15 09:37 AM
PF48
by ChevyBadger
07/31/15 08:45 AM
Silkolene updates formula to "XP", jacks price up
by LoneRanger
07/31/15 08:27 AM
Oil heater
by Camprunner
07/31/15 08:06 AM
Total quartz 0w20 any opinions
by Joe1
07/31/15 06:54 AM
Oil changed at dealership and now have sand in it
by Turtleboy
07/31/15 04:46 AM
Small hole in y pipe
by madRiver
07/31/15 04:11 AM
Made it 30 days smoke free
by Marco620
07/31/15 02:08 AM
Anyone w/experience refinishing AT steel plates?
by Oro_O
07/31/15 01:58 AM
When it feels like too long......
by daves87rs
07/31/15 01:44 AM
Newest Members
FishyZ28, FiretoFlames, ryanm8, csammons, TOYJOETA
54895 Registered Users
Who's Online
83 registered (Alfred_B, 4wheeldog, Atlantis, AirgunSavant, 209paulc, a2gtinut, 6 invisible), 1668 Guests and 83 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
54895 Members
66 Forums
235160 Topics
3783271 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 2 of 3 < 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#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: 10924
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.
_________________________
12 Accord LX 36K PP 0W-20
09 Forester 67K PU 5W-30
02 Accord 144K GOil 5W-30
01 Focus ZX3 101K Meijer Syn 5W-20
95 BMW 318iC 150K Defy 10W-40

Top
#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
Posts: 1838
Loc: USA
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.

Top
#3329479 - 03/31/14 06:24 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: 147_Grain]
Oregoonian Offline


Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 2284
Loc: Bend, Oregon
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.
_________________________
03' Ford Focus SE (2.3L Duratec PZEV)/ 130K +
M1 0w20 AFE / Fram 'Ultra'/OCI: 8k to 10K
Autolite APP103 Dbl. Plat.
ATF: Mercon V w/Lubegard Red


Top
#3329504 - 03/31/14 06:43 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: lucerne06]
mongo161 Online   content


Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 3456
Loc: Coney Island, NY
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.
_________________________
I get by with a little help from my friends....listen with your eyes....it's the ONLY way to believe what you hear...

Top
#3329507 - 03/31/14 06:44 PM Re: sentra 1.8 only a 3 qt fill...dino or synthethtic? [Re: lucerne06]
mongo161 Online   content


Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 3456
Loc: Coney Island, NY
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.
_________________________
I get by with a little help from my friends....listen with your eyes....it's the ONLY way to believe what you hear...

Top
#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
Posts: 406
Loc: northeast
thanks all

Top
#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: 7637
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.
_________________________
make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.

Top
#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: 1740
Loc: Massachusetts
I'd use the best quality synthetic oil I could find and change it every 3000 miles.

Top
#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
Posts: 3857
Loc: Massachusetts
Well, then that would be a big waste.
_________________________
2012 F150 Ex-cab 5.0L/2004 Malibu Maxx LT
1992 YJ "The Heep"/1994 Olds Cutlass Ciera 3.1/auto
1975 Ford Bronco/1959 Willys CJ5/20XX Custom rock crawler

Top
#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
Posts: 3182
Loc: Morris County NJ
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
_________________________
427 Chevy Powered

Top
#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: 1740
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?




Top
#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
Posts: 3857
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.
_________________________
2012 F150 Ex-cab 5.0L/2004 Malibu Maxx LT
1992 YJ "The Heep"/1994 Olds Cutlass Ciera 3.1/auto
1975 Ford Bronco/1959 Willys CJ5/20XX Custom rock crawler

Top
#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
Posts: 7637
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?
_________________________
make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.

Top
#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: 1740
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?

Top
#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
Posts: 7637
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.
_________________________
make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.

Top
Page 2 of 3 < 1 2 3 >