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#3028693 - 06/10/13 09:31 AM Re: Nissan VQ35 Owners [Re: dparm]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
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Originally Posted By: dparm
Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8

Looking at a used car with under a 100k miles with a "brand new engine" pretty much means I ain't buying...



If there was a used G35 or 350Z that got the new motor due to the known oil consumption problem (which was a manufacturing issue), then I'd have no hesitation to buy it.

When it's a car that is NOT known for that problem, like say, a WRX STI, then it likely means the previous owner beat the [censored] out of it.


Yeah, I remember shopping for a Porsche many years ago. I had never seen so many low mileage vehicles with new engines. I don't trust most stealerships to do the work correctly, so any major work and I'll likely still look elsewhere. It would have to be carefully evaluated on an individual basis...
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#3028780 - 06/10/13 11:08 AM Re: Nissan VQ35 Owners [Re: Grambo]
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mine seems to suffer from a piston ring issue. A year of T6 slowed the oil burning from a qt in 1k to a qt in 2k.
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#3028938 - 06/10/13 02:26 PM Re: Nissan VQ35 Owners [Re: Grambo]
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Registered: 03/11/09
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Loc: PA
2004 Quest with 140k+ miles. I use conventional 5W-30 and change the oil every 5000 miles. This era VQ35 has issues with burning oil and leaking oil which if unchecked lead to timing chain issues. I figured there no reason to spend the extra money on synthetic for 5000 OCI.
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#3029481 - 06/10/13 10:45 PM Re: Nissan VQ35 Owners [Re: dparm]
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Registered: 04/07/10
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Loc: Plano, TX
Originally Posted By: dparm
Originally Posted By: bandz7
My 04 3.5 burned everything it came into contact with. PU, M1, M1hm, PYB, QSGB, and RT6. It truly didn't matter what I used so I pretty much just stuck with PYB until I traded it in. My newer 2010 3.5 burns nothing!



Which VQ35 was it, the DE or HR? As I said above, some of the HRs were known to drink a lot of oil. Nissan was replacing those engines under warranty.


He had a DE for sure, the VQ35HR showed up in 06 for MY 07
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#3207656 - 12/05/13 05:44 PM Re: Nissan VQ35 Owners [Re: dparm]
Stolly08 Offline


Registered: 12/05/13
Posts: 3
Loc: Atlanta
Originally Posted By: dparm
Originally Posted By: bandz7
My 04 3.5 burned everything it came into contact with. PU, M1, M1hm, PYB, QSGB, and RT6. It truly didn't matter what I used so I pretty much just stuck with PYB until I traded it in. My newer 2010 3.5 burns nothing!



Which VQ35 was it, the DE or HR? As I said above, some of the HRs were known to drink a lot of oil. Nissan was replacing those engines under warranty.


This is totally incorrect... Don't mean to sound so bossy but the VQ35HR's do not drink any oil... Never has mine nor any friend or forum contact had theirs loose any oil let alone drink oil...
The 2006 VQ35 Rev-Up motor does "drink" oil due to how the cams are set up.
The older VQ35DE now that they are getting up to 100k mile range are starting to have oil consumption issues...
But every time I change my oil the level is right where I put it at my last change...
My last engine did have an issue, something happened and when I tore her down found out the oil wasn't getting to the intake cam on the drivers side for some reason and it got so hot it ended up welding itself to the cam journals...
I always ran Castrol Edge Titanium fully synthetic BC that's what the previous/first owner said he always ran... I have since bought a new to me engine that is also an 07 and only had 48k miles and came out of an auto and I have no clue what was ran it in and I just switched to PP and am probably gonna try out PU soon... But I'm going to stick with Penzoil BC dad has over a dozen company vehicles and has always ran Penzoil and never had engine troubles and some of the trucks are 15-20yrs old and they pull construction equipment so that testament alone is enough for me to trust in Penzoil... Also what I'm seeing on this forum also has been reinforcing that thought process.


Edited by Stolly08 (12/05/13 05:52 PM)
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#3207769 - 12/05/13 07:17 PM Re: Nissan VQ35 Owners [Re: Grambo]
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Would it be ok to run M1 0W40 in a nissan frontier with the 4.0 V6?
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#3207851 - 12/05/13 08:12 PM Re: Nissan VQ35 Owners [Re: mobilaltima]
Stolly08 Offline


Registered: 12/05/13
Posts: 3
Loc: Atlanta
Originally Posted By: mobilaltima
Would it be ok to run M1 0W40 in a nissan frontier with the 4.0 V6?


Ya M1 seems to be a favorite for a lot of ppl over all the vehicle world but the more I'm reading I'm deff going to PU check out this thread..
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/1969026/1

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#3234731 - 01/02/14 01:18 PM Re: Nissan VQ35 Owners [Re: Stolly08]
Dakir Offline


Registered: 09/17/11
Posts: 63
Loc: San Diego, CA
GC 0w30 is the best oil for VQ35DE. I recently purchased my 06 g35 sedan with 30k and put about 22k in the last 6 months. I used the GC 0w30 and have never had any issues or consumption. Now that I don't have the DIY option I've been getting Castrol GTX 5w30 from a shop and notice no difference in mpg, sound or consumption.

I forget the site that I found the graph with an in depth comparison and test for the same engine in a 350z but these are what I remember were top performers: 1. GC 0-30, 2. PP 0w-40, 3. M1 0w-40, 4. Castrol GTX 5w-30 and 5. PYB 5w-30.

The G35 and 350z forum have done TONS of research to find the best oil and any of the above will work fine.
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#3235352 - 01/02/14 11:04 PM Re: Nissan VQ35 Owners [Re: Grambo]
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Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 378
Loc: DC
I switched my I35 to synthetic at 80K miles and am using PU. I have the first gen of the VQ35 which is known to have the noisy timing chain and higher oil consumption. My car *knock on wood* hasn't consumed any oil in the 13K miles or so I've had it. The engine is really quiet with the PU, especially during cold start ups. I can't wait to try out different synthetics in the future slobber.
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#3354501 - 04/27/14 09:26 AM Re: Nissan VQ35 Owners [Re: Grambo]
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Registered: 12/05/13
Posts: 3
Loc: Atlanta
I ran PP after my new engine and this last time I upped it to PU and she's been running like a champ! Excited to find and try the new PUPP ! Oil change coming soon gonna do a Blackstone on this PU as well.

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#3354801 - 04/27/14 04:14 PM Re: Nissan VQ35 Owners [Re: Grambo]
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 280
Loc: Georgia
I'll chime in. Had the wife's Xterra with the VQ40DE since new. 5K OCI's religiously. To date, only 5W30 has been used of whatever flavor was available at the time. It holds 5.5 quarts and I've always made the 1/2 quart up with MMO. In nine years and 85k miles, I've never had to add a drop in between OCIs. Imperceptible movement from the fill line in 5K miles. This is the reason I just recently purchased a 2014 Nissan Frontier within the same engine. I'm hoping I have just as much good luck with the new one as I have had with the older one. Finger are crossed.
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#3354828 - 04/27/14 04:46 PM Re: Nissan VQ35 Owners [Re: Sierra048]
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Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 245
Loc: MA.
Originally Posted By: Mfrank84
I'll chime in. Had the wife's Xterra with the VQ40DE since new. 5K OCI's religiously. To date, only 5W30 has been used of whatever flavor was available at the time. It holds 5.5 quarts and I've always made the 1/2 quart up with MMO. In nine years and 85k miles, I've never had to add a drop in between OCIs. Imperceptible movement from the fill line in 5K miles. This is the reason I just recently purchased a 2014 Nissan Frontier within the same engine. I'm hoping I have just as much good luck with the new one as I have had with the older one. Finger are crossed.


Good luck with the new Frontier they are nice trucks the early models had issues with the timing chain/chain guids and the dreded trans lines that run through the radiator although I was told both issues were resolved in the late 2010 model year. I have a new to me 2012 Pathfinder with the VQ40DE V6 and so far I'm real happy with it. I plan to run Shell Full synthetic 5w30 and change it at around 6k with a quality filter prob a Fram Ultra. I will have the oil tested for the first time in a few months. Rt now it has only 7,500 miles and what ever the dealer changed it with last. I am looking forward to see how a fill of the synthetic Shell will hold up under my summer camper towing? I ran this oil in my Toyota 4Runner and put 170k on it before selling and it ran great never used a drop.

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#3354940 - 04/27/14 06:58 PM Re: Nissan VQ35 Owners [Re: Sierra048]
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 127
Loc: Eleanor, West Virginia
Originally Posted By: Mfrank84
I'll chime in. Had the wife's Xterra with the VQ40DE since new. 5K OCI's religiously. To date, only 5W30 has been used of whatever flavor was available at the time. It holds 5.5 quarts and I've always made the 1/2 quart up with MMO. In nine years and 85k miles, I've never had to add a drop in between OCIs. Imperceptible movement from the fill line in 5K miles. This is the reason I just recently purchased a 2014 Nissan Frontier within the same engine. I'm hoping I have just as much good luck with the new one as I have had with the older one. Finger are crossed.


Mine was the same way. Had to sell it at 81k miles because of MPGs and a recently acquired longer work commute. The VQ40DE, aside from the fuel consumption, is an amazing engine.
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#3355356 - 04/28/14 07:44 AM Re: Nissan VQ35 Owners [Re: Camprunner]
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 280
Loc: Georgia
Originally Posted By: Camprunner
Originally Posted By: Mfrank84
I'll chime in. Had the wife's Xterra with the VQ40DE since new. 5K OCI's religiously. To date, only 5W30 has been used of whatever flavor was available at the time. It holds 5.5 quarts and I've always made the 1/2 quart up with MMO. In nine years and 85k miles, I've never had to add a drop in between OCIs. Imperceptible movement from the fill line in 5K miles. This is the reason I just recently purchased a 2014 Nissan Frontier within the same engine. I'm hoping I have just as much good luck with the new one as I have had with the older one. Finger are crossed.


Good luck with the new Frontier they are nice trucks the early models had issues with the timing chain/chain guids and the dreded trans lines that run through the radiator although I was told both issues were resolved in the late 2010 model year. I have a new to me 2012 Pathfinder with the VQ40DE V6 and so far I'm real happy with it. I plan to run Shell Full synthetic 5w30 and change it at around 6k with a quality filter prob a Fram Ultra. I will have the oil tested for the first time in a few months. Rt now it has only 7,500 miles and what ever the dealer changed it with last. I am looking forward to see how a fill of the synthetic Shell will hold up under my summer camper towing? I ran this oil in my Toyota 4Runner and put 170k on it before selling and it ran great never used a drop.


Thanks. We are real happy with the purchase so far. On the Xterra I did the reroute of the transmission lines that took the radiator out of the picture altogether and simply use the beefy-looking transmission cooler it came with from the factory. Also flushed out most of the Matic J ATF and replaced it with Mobil 1 Multi-Vehicle Syn ATF. Did this five years ago and everything works fine, transmission still shifting smooth. Still using the original radiator but I did do a complete flush on it at the same time I did the re-route. At the time no one was sure exactly what the problem was: The Matic J ATF, poor materials used in the radiator, poor welds in the transmission lines in the radiator or a combination of any and all. Looks very clean in side the radiator cap. Since I'm not going to take advantage of the free oil changes my dealer offered, I've stocked up on Kendall Full Syn (5W30) that should get the Frontier and Xterra through he next few years' OCIs. Fram TGs and Wix will be the filters of choice.
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#3355365 - 04/28/14 07:52 AM Re: Nissan VQ35 Owners [Re: thunderfog]
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 280
Loc: Georgia
Originally Posted By: thunderfog
Originally Posted By: Mfrank84
I'll chime in. Had the wife's Xterra with the VQ40DE since new. 5K OCI's religiously. To date, only 5W30 has been used of whatever flavor was available at the time. It holds 5.5 quarts and I've always made the 1/2 quart up with MMO. In nine years and 85k miles, I've never had to add a drop in between OCIs. Imperceptible movement from the fill line in 5K miles. This is the reason I just recently purchased a 2014 Nissan Frontier within the same engine. I'm hoping I have just as much good luck with the new one as I have had with the older one. Finger are crossed.


Mine was the same way. Had to sell it at 81k miles because of MPGs and a recently acquired longer work commute. The VQ40DE, aside from the fuel consumption, is an amazing engine.


I agree. This engine has been rock-solid for us so far. Just replaced the original factory plugs, PCV valve and serpentine belt as preventative maintenance. Other than one recall by the manufacturer for something non-engine related, it's never seen the inside of a dealership service bay. Another reason I felt comfortable getting the Frontier with the same engine.
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