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Nissan Sentra's next oil change, questions/concern #4103886 05/22/16 08:48 PM
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So it's time to do an oil change on 2 sentras that are in my family. Both run full synthetic oil 5w-30. One is a 2007 2.0 with 108k miles, the other is a 2004 1.8 with 107k miles. I've done some research but when I thought my research has come to a conclusion I get another answer going against it.

My question is, should I put in a high mileage oil in them? 100k miles doesn't seem like a proper time to switch over but I could be wrong. I've looked into Royal Purple (burned quickly after 2k miles), Amsoil, Motul, Pennzoil Platinum/Ultra Platinum and had good results (took longer to burn).

Neither car leaks, and I always use a quality oil filter (Wix/Purolator)
I've been looking into Mobil 1, or a possible "store brand" oil. I read about a "walmart" oil being approved by Blackstone labs for a guys GMC canyon. Not trying to dump extra cash on a product to have something cheaper be of the same quality.

Never ran any other weight oil other than 5w-30,
Any help is appreciated.

Re: Nissan Sentra's next oil change, questions/concern [Re: tomekkplk] #4103887 05/22/16 08:51 PM
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Wecome fellow nutmeggr'; I would stick with what you have been doing. 100K isn't really high mileage these days regardless of what the marketers indicate.

How many miles between OCs?

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Re: Nissan Sentra's next oil change, questions/concern [Re: tomekkplk] #4103888 05/22/16 08:51 PM
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If neither car leaks or burns oil then NO. Keep doing what you're doing. Oh, and welcome! Yes, SuperTech is an excellent oil. Any SN, gf 5 oil is good for that matter even store brands. Right now there's a rebate running for PP- buy 5 qts get $10 back.

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96 fleetwood 63k dd- MaxLife 5w30, AC Delco pf52
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Re: Nissan Sentra's next oil change, questions/concern [Re: tomekkplk] #4103889 05/22/16 08:52 PM
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Depends on how much they burn. If a negligible amount, I would stick with what you're doing. If you have to put in more than 1 quart during an OCI, I would consider switching to a high mileage oil.


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Re: Nissan Sentra's next oil change, questions/concern [Re: tomekkplk] #4103890 05/22/16 08:52 PM
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When I was dating my now wife, she drove 2005 Sentra Limited. She did oil cahnegs in Nissan, and when we started to date I started to change oil in her car. Switched from castrol Semi-Synthetic that burned a bit in Sentra to M1 5W30 full synthetic. Never burned a drop of oil. I used though OEM oil filters only!
I would stick to M1 5W30 Full synthetic. 100+K is nothing.


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Re: Nissan Sentra's next oil change, questions/concern [Re: tomekkplk] #4103891 05/22/16 08:53 PM
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I couldn't quite make out your current situation. What do you run in your car now, and does it use oil (you said it doesn't leak, but does it burn)?


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Re: Nissan Sentra's next oil change, questions/concern [Re: tomekkplk] #4103892 05/22/16 08:54 PM
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M1, PP or QSUD 5w30 get my vote smile



Re: Nissan Sentra's next oil change, questions/concern [Re: tomekkplk] #4103893 05/22/16 08:54 PM
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Valvoline SynPower with MaxLife!


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Re: Nissan Sentra's next oil change, questions/concern [Re: tomekkplk] #4103904 05/22/16 09:05 PM
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Napa Synthetic is on sale this month for only $2.99 a quart. It's rebranded Synpower smile

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Hey edyvw.... you don't have to use the OEM filters for the Nissan Sentra:)

A Fram Ultra, tough guard, Carquest red, Mobil one filter would be fine. I agree with your oil recommendation here. Mobil 1 5w30 full synthetic is a fine choice.

I've have Havoline Pro DS in my Altima currently and its running very very good on this. For $20.99 that is a fine deal. I wonder if the Nissan 4 cylinder motors are has hard on oil like the V6s..


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Re: Nissan Sentra's next oil change, questions/concern [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4103915 05/22/16 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
Napa Synthetic is on sale this month for only $2.99 a quart. It's rebranded Synpower smile


THIS!! Napa Synthetic is great. Buy 2-3 cases and dont worry about oil for the next two years. At $2.99/quart , its a no brainer.


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Re: Nissan Sentra's next oil change, questions/concern [Re: tomekkplk] #4103919 05/22/16 09:23 PM
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Guess I rambled a bit, well the 2007 sentra was bought new and the 2004 had 44k miles on it when we bought it. I ran different brands based on sales and word of mouth.

The Royal Purple was the one that burned, sorry I may have worded it bad. The oil broke down? Basically turned black after 2k miles but the Pennzoil UP was still great at 3k.

Between the 2 sentras I seems like they prefer one oil vs another, just seeing what's best out there, everyone has their own they prefer based on past experience. If I can find the napa oil I'll give it a try, if not I'll give the valvoline synpower a try. I have a few blackstone containers so a check wouldn't hurt either

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Re: Nissan Sentra's next oil change, questions/concern [Re: tomekkplk] #4103944 05/22/16 10:04 PM
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Also, to mention, I ran M1 5W30 full synthetic in Sentra for 5K. Never burned a drop, always go to bit dirty color, but that should happen, means oil is doing its job.


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Re: Nissan Sentra's next oil change, questions/concern [Re: bbhero] #4103945 05/22/16 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted By: bbhero
Hey edyvw.... you don't have to use the OEM filters for the Nissan Sentra:)

A Fram Ultra, tough guard, Carquest red, Mobil one filter would be fine. I agree with your oil recommendation here. Mobil 1 5w30 full synthetic is a fine choice.

I've have Havoline Pro DS in my Altima currently and its running very very good on this. For $20.99 that is a fine deal. I wonder if the Nissan 4 cylinder motors are has hard on oil like the V6s..

LOL, i know. But when it comes to oil filter, I am always on the safe side. Not big difference in price IMO.


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Re: Nissan Sentra's next oil change, questions/concern [Re: tomekkplk] #4104070 05/23/16 06:01 AM
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Try Kendall GT-1 fs $22 delivered to your door, 6 quarts too...

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