Gumout GDI Q&A Answers

click here for the Gumout GDI Q&A answers

Recent Topics
Lawn Mower Oil Filter Prices - WTB Cheap
by tony1679
07/07/15 05:23 AM
What was your fun / care free car?
by Rick in PA
07/07/15 04:41 AM
A Funny Memory - Old Friend's Auto Tranny
by Triton_330
07/07/15 03:51 AM
Buick Century bad fuel pump?
by 901Memphis
07/07/15 02:14 AM
P4 and Syn power or PYB and VWB question.
by JHogan
07/06/15 11:22 PM
Check Engine Light P0700 Chevy Cobalt 2010
by Dimitri
07/06/15 11:14 PM
Unused Fram Ultra XG7317 cut open A50053 date code
by slacktide_bitog
07/06/15 11:12 PM
5w30 In Honda V-Tech Engines From Dealer
by crazyoildude
07/06/15 10:48 PM
Lisle Coolant Funnel Kit
by user52165
07/06/15 10:22 PM
New Horizons
by simple_gifts
07/06/15 09:53 PM
Jeep Cherokee Love?
by Ramblejam
07/06/15 09:48 PM
5000 miles or 6 month is typical oil change now ?
by MetalSlug
07/06/15 09:46 PM
Newest Members
7124, MrMaz, mb32, laenikov, Tabnorup1976
54610 Registered Users
Who's Online
55 registered (Al, 2010Civic, alarmguy, ActionJoe, B20z, 11 invisible), 819 Guests and 110 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
54610 Members
66 Forums
233930 Topics
3758094 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#2583094 - 03/28/12 10:46 PM Nissan Pathfinder continue 5w30 or go thicker?
90Notch Offline


Registered: 03/31/05
Posts: 99
Loc: California
Hello All,

I have a 1999.5 Nissan Pathfinder with the 3.3L V6 118K Miles. I don't have any oil leaks and as far as I know(owned 2 years) and it doesn't seem to burn any oil. Question is, do I switch to 10W30 or keep using the recommended 5w30 per the manual. Also, if I continue using 5w30 should I switch to high mileage oil?

Currently using castrol GTX 5W30 with wix filter.

Thanks for the input in advance.
_________________________
2010 Accord EX 5w20 PP Wix filter

Top
#2583099 - 03/28/12 10:50 PM Re: Nissan Pathfinder continue 5w30 or go thicker? [Re: 90Notch]
Towncivilian Offline


Registered: 01/07/11
Posts: 918
Loc: Florida, USA
Fancy meeting you here LOL

I'd stick with 5W-30 for better flow during cold starts and a better viscosity index. Since high mileage oils generally have a more robust additive package for the same price or not much more and supposedly help condition seals, I see no reason not to start using HM oils. It's probably better to start using HM oil proactively rather than start using it at the first sign of a weep or leak.
_________________________
2001.5 Pathfinder SE 3.5L A/T 2WD - ML NG 5W-30/PL14610
2007 Altima S - PU 5W-30/M1-110
2009 G5 - PU 5W-30/XG9018
2012 G37 S - ST 5W-30/PL14612

Top
#2583106 - 03/28/12 10:57 PM Re: Nissan Pathfinder continue 5w30 or go thicker? [Re: 90Notch]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 12612
Loc: Chicago, IL
Keep doing what you're doing.
_________________________
2011.5 BMW M3 saloon ZCP
der stärkste buchstabe der welt
Castrol Edge Professional TWS 10w60 + Mahle OX 254D3

Top
#2583111 - 03/28/12 11:03 PM Re: Nissan Pathfinder continue 5w30 or go thicker? [Re: dparm]
HTSS_TR Offline


Registered: 04/17/06
Posts: 15054
Loc: Lake Forest, CA
Originally Posted By: dparm
Keep doing what you're doing.

+1
It didn't break don't fix it. Unless you try to see if you can break it.


Edited by HTSS_TR (03/28/12 11:04 PM)
_________________________
'94 Lexus LS400
'00 MB E430
'04 Honda S2000
'06 Volvo V70
"Throwing food away is like stealing it from the poor and hungry" Pope Francis

Top
#2583117 - 03/28/12 11:08 PM Re: Nissan Pathfinder continue 5w30 or go thicker? [Re: Towncivilian]
90Notch Offline


Registered: 03/31/05
Posts: 99
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: Towncivilian
Fancy meeting you here LOL

I'd stick with 5W-30 for better flow during cold starts and a better viscosity index. Since high mileage oils generally have a more robust additive package for the same price or not much more and supposedly help condition seals, I see no reason not to start using HM oils. It's probably better to start using HM oil proactively rather than start using it at the first sign of a weep or leak.


LOL yeah, I'm on the Nico forum too. You're pretty active on there but you're real helpful so it's a plus that you're on both.

So as far as HM oils I could switch or just keep doing what I'm doing as far as the other replies I got.
_________________________
2010 Accord EX 5w20 PP Wix filter

Top
#2583121 - 03/28/12 11:11 PM Re: Nissan Pathfinder continue 5w30 or go thicker? [Re: HTSS_TR]
90Notch Offline


Registered: 03/31/05
Posts: 99
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: HTSS_TR
Originally Posted By: dparm
Keep doing what you're doing.

+1
It didn't break don't fix it. Unless you try to see if you can break it.


LOL

Yeah, I could try to run some 15W50 and then put a couple bottles of motor honey/STP blue bottle and see what happens. =)
_________________________
2010 Accord EX 5w20 PP Wix filter

Top
#2583123 - 03/28/12 11:12 PM Re: Nissan Pathfinder continue 5w30 or go thicker? [Re: 90Notch]
chubbs1 Offline


Registered: 06/09/10
Posts: 4574
Loc: Merritt Island FL, USA
Most 10w30's are only slightly thicker at operating temp than 5w30. You lose out on the better initial flow as Towncivilian said. If you go thicker the only oil I would use I'd M1 0w40. It is an outstanding oil and has a high VI. It is overkill though and I don't think it would help that much unless you were doing a lot of full vehicle passenger load driving or hauling stuff.

HM oils will work too, use 5w30 though. Whatever is in your budget/on sale.
_________________________
'12 Charger SXT
QSUD 5w30 OEM filter

'12 Charger SXT
Edge FST EP 5w30 OEM (Mine;)

'11 Hyundai Sonata GLS
QSUD 5w20 OEM Filter


Top
#2583133 - 03/28/12 11:22 PM Re: Nissan Pathfinder continue 5w30 or go thicker? [Re: 90Notch]
Oregoonian Offline


Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 2274
Loc: Bend, Oregon
Another.....stay with 5w30..........
_________________________
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
#2583149 - 03/28/12 11:52 PM Re: Nissan Pathfinder continue 5w30 or go thicker? [Re: 90Notch]
90Notch Offline


Registered: 03/31/05
Posts: 99
Loc: California
OK 5W30 it is!
_________________________
2010 Accord EX 5w20 PP Wix filter

Top
#2583175 - 03/29/12 01:42 AM Re: Nissan Pathfinder continue 5w30 or go thicker? [Re: 90Notch]
Ramblin Fever Offline


Registered: 06/28/05
Posts: 1627
Loc: Timberline
I run 2 older vehicles, a 97 rodeo and a 96 chrysler t&c minivan; currently running Quaker State HM 5w-30 in both.

Neither vehicle uses, drips or leaks any oil, simply switched to it because the QS HM has more remaining anti-wear additives then the newer oils do.

Top