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#1512868 - 06/26/09 05:54 PM What oil for a 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V
MrWideTires Offline


Registered: 05/18/09
Posts: 612
Loc: Sarasota, FL
I just sold my 150k mile 2002 sentra (1.8) for $4200... I used GC 0W30 in this because it took less than 3 quarts so it was inexpensive.

But now I'm buying my friend's salvage title 2004 Sentra SE-R Spec-V with 70k miles for $5500. I feel comfortable buying this salvage car because I saw it the day it came on the tow truck... the damage was minimal and I helped fix it so I know it's done right. Also I've seen him take care of the car, he used mobil clean 5000 every 3k miles.
But this car takes more oil so I want to use a synthetic that I can get in a jug at walmart.
What oils do the QR25 respond well to??

In my garage I have some supertech synthetic 5w30, Rotella T synthetic 5w40, and mobil1 extended performance 5w30.. because I do the manteinance on all the family cars, but I can always get a different oil for it.

What do you guys know/recommend??
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#1512904 - 06/26/09 06:38 PM Re: What oil for a 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V [Re: MrWideTires]
Solo2driver Offline


Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 1385
Loc: Houston, TX
BruceBlend 0w-10
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#1513044 - 06/26/09 08:56 PM Re: What oil for a 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V [Re: Solo2driver]
Durango Offline


Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 2075
Loc: Los Angeles, California
MrWideTires,

Stick with your tried n' true oil brand! Mobil 1 is what I like to use in my 01' Durango V-3 and it does well.

That's what I'd do.

Durango

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#1513116 - 06/26/09 09:46 PM Re: What oil for a 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V [Re: MrWideTires]
Tortured_Soul Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 155
Loc: St. Louis Park, MN
I have Pennzoil Platinum in my 02 SE-R auto.
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#1513221 - 06/26/09 11:29 PM Re: What oil for a 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V [Re: Tortured_Soul]
Nederlander75 Offline


Registered: 09/30/07
Posts: 902
Loc: Behind you, move over so I can...
Mine liked the RP 5w30 the best.

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#1513308 - 06/27/09 12:56 AM Re: What oil for a 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V [Re: Nederlander75]
Dominik Offline


Registered: 06/19/03
Posts: 330
Loc: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
GC would be great on account of QRD25 liking a bit thicker oils, and I believe the manuals calls for anything from 5W-30 to 10W-40 I know Altima's does

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#1513429 - 06/27/09 07:16 AM Re: What oil for a 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V [Re: MrWideTires]
Tortured_Soul Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 155
Loc: St. Louis Park, MN
Next I will be using Valvoline MaxLife syn blend or Kendall GT-1 High Mileage syn blend.
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#1514251 - 06/28/09 06:14 AM Re: What oil for a 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V [Re: Tortured_Soul]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 8609
Loc: Western NY
I have an 04 Altima 2.5 and it doesn't seem to matter which oil I use. Runs well, ildes well and revs well!
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