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2002 Altima 212k Miles valve cover off picture #4487787
08/13/17 07:11 PM
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bkbenjy Offline OP
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This is my fathers vehicle. I have been maintaining it since 65k miles.
Always using a quality motor oil. Penn platinum, M1 high mileage, Valvoline maxlife. Whatever is on sale.


Re: 2002 Altima 212k Miles valve cover off picture [Re: bkbenjy] #4487791
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Wow that is clean! Thank you for posting smile

Re: 2002 Altima 212k Miles valve cover off picture [Re: bkbenjy] #4487792
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Looks healthy.


2017 4Runner Limited, 44k
04 E-150, 4.6, 231K, Synblend 5w20.
11 Camry 2.5, 63K, PU 5w20.
Re: 2002 Altima 212k Miles valve cover off picture [Re: bkbenjy] #4487805
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That really looks very, very good. The cam lobes look to be in great shape as well. A job very well done by you here.


Nissan Altima 3.5 Coupe
Mobil Super 5w30 Wix 57356
"Treat your family like your friends and treat your friends like your family."
Re: 2002 Altima 212k Miles valve cover off picture [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4487808
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bkbenjy Offline OP
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NP. I figured I'd give back to the bobistheoilguy community. You guys got me started with synthetic oil and blackstone uoa. (when I used to do them). Also all the oil changes were 6000 miles at minimum.

Re: 2002 Altima 212k Miles valve cover off picture [Re: bkbenjy] #4487825
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bkbenjy Offline OP
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I found this old thread when the car had "low mileage".
https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthr...ma_#Post2019221

Re: 2002 Altima 212k Miles valve cover off picture [Re: bkbenjy] #4487827
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Looking good!

Re: 2002 Altima 212k Miles valve cover off picture [Re: bkbenjy] #4487844
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Very nice!


2008 Mazda6i GT; @208K miles
2016 Honda CR-V EX-L; @36K miles
Re: 2002 Altima 212k Miles valve cover off picture [Re: bkbenjy] #4487918
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Thanks for the post, engine looks great. I have a '96 Maxima with the first-gen VQ30DE turning 230k real soon. Can't say enough good things about Nissan engines, they'll run forever if you take care of the rest of the vehicle.


1985 F-250HD 7.5L 4x4 135k- Castrol GTX 15w-40 HDEO
04 Odyssey EX 182k PUP 0w-40
96 Maxima GLE 250k QS Defy 5w-30
07 Chrysler Pacifica Limited 129k Chevron Supreme 5w-20
Re: 2002 Altima 212k Miles valve cover off picture [Re: bkbenjy] #4487998
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Wow, that's clean!

Can we accuse you of doing a diesel flush?


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(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: 2002 Altima 212k Miles valve cover off picture [Re: bkbenjy] #4488068
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Awesome


2015 Tacoma 4.0L 60K (as of 02/23/18)
AMSOIL SS 0W30 / Toyota filter

2018 CRV 1.5L (as of 05/11/18)
Factory fill / Honda filter
Re: 2002 Altima 212k Miles valve cover off picture [Re: bkbenjy] #4488086
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MINimun 6000 miles? What was the longest interval?

looks great!!

Last edited by Kuato; 08/14/17 05:57 AM. Reason: looks great

Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete
Re: 2002 Altima 212k Miles valve cover off picture [Re: bkbenjy] #4488087
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Looks excellent. I'd add this, an 02 Altima 2.5L with 212k mi. and all original/unmodified emission system including specifically the infamous precats and no engine damage or failure is an outlier. 02&03 2.5L Altima and Sentra Spec V were the worst offenders. Having lost a very well maintained relatively low miles 03 2.5L Altima to the infamous precat failure, I speak from personal experience. Have a 2011 bitog post, 'No more Nissans for me' documenting my experience.

So if you meet all the 2.5L qualifications, ie., all original emission precats, you sir have hit Nissan lottery with this engine and vehicle. And even bigger congratulations on that.

Thanks for the pics.

Re: 2002 Altima 212k Miles valve cover off picture [Re: Kuato] #4488196
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bkbenjy Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Kuato
MINimun 6000 miles? What was the longest interval?

looks great!!


8000k miles I think was the longest interval. The majority of the oil changes for the past 100k or so miles were 6000k.

Re: 2002 Altima 212k Miles valve cover off picture [Re: Sayjac] #4488205
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Originally Posted By: Sayjac
Looks excellent. I'd add this, an 02 Altima 2.5L with 212k mi. and all original/unmodified emission system including specifically the infamous precats and no engine damage or failure is an outlier. 02&03 2.5L Altima and Sentra Spec V were the worst offenders. Having lost a very well maintained relatively low miles 03 2.5L Altima to the infamous precat failure, I speak from personal experience. Have a 2011 bitog post, 'No more Nissans for me' documenting my experience.

So if you meet all the 2.5L qualifications, ie., all original emission precats, you sir have hit Nissan lottery with this engine and vehicle. And even bigger congratulations on that.

Thanks for the pics.


I should clarify. It did have the precat failure in 2011. As soon as I got the P0420 code, I immediately replaced it with a header. If I would have kept that failing precat in there, it would have destroyed the motor. I'm very big on preventative maintenance.

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