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#4563199 - 11/03/17 05:32 PM 0w-40 on a Nissan Versa/ Juke engine
FermeLaPorte Offline

Registered: 07/25/17
Posts: 363
Loc: Texas (south)
So a few months ago I posted about using 0w-40 oil on my Nissan Versa. I have a manual one and it is always revving at 3.5 to 4k RPMS at hot highways conditions (which is normal here in deep South Texas). So I decided to give it a try. I changed the oil back in Saturday. I already have 400 miles on the oil. It is a Mobil 1 FS 0w-40. Off the bat, let me tell you something fellow Nissan owners, the car feels more robust. No stupid, weak, rattle sounds here and there and no more stupid random shaking. Fuel economy is much better. I think people should really try it out once they are off-warranty and under warranty use 5w30 but use synthetic. Even when using synthetic it still thins it out by 4000 miles of OCI.

I will continue to update and will do a UOA once my OCI is up.
Always Mobil 1
2014 1.6L Nissan Versa Sedan, 5 spd, 5k OCI.
2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.

#4563226 - 11/03/17 06:08 PM Re: 0w-40 on a Nissan Versa/ Juke engine [Re: FermeLaPorte]
Audios Offline

Registered: 11/19/11
Posts: 793
Loc: Lyndhurst NJ
What kind of oil and weight was in there before? Maybe it was alot thinner than the 0/40?
2002 VW Golf TDI-Mobil 1 5/40 TDT
2005 BMW M3 BMW Twin Power 10/60
1997 John Deere Gator 4x2
2007 Mercedes GL320 CDI Fuchs 5/40 GT Pro XTL

#4563389 - 11/03/17 08:52 PM Re: 0w-40 on a Nissan Versa/ Juke engine [Re: FermeLaPorte]
Rolla07 Offline

Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4555
No problem running 0w40 in most stuff but you are using butt dyno! Fuel economy is much better?? Than 5w30?? Hmmm im skeptical.
2007 Corolla Red Pearl 151k miles
Castrol Magnatec 0w20 & Napa Proselect

#4563392 - 11/03/17 08:57 PM Re: 0w-40 on a Nissan Versa/ Juke engine [Re: FermeLaPorte]
SilverFusion2010 Offline

Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 1485
Loc: Crawfordville FL
M1 0w40 is very thin for a 40. HTHS 3.6. SAE 30 is 3.5
2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 175k miles M1 AFE 0w-20

#4563416 - 11/03/17 09:24 PM Re: 0w-40 on a Nissan Versa/ Juke engine [Re: FermeLaPorte]
zeng Online   content

Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 2037
Loc: Malaysia
Intended OCI 10k and above ?
That's a high spec oil, you have.

#4563436 - 11/03/17 09:51 PM Re: 0w-40 on a Nissan Versa/ Juke engine [Re: SilverFusion2010]

Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 35714
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: SilverFusion2010
M1 0w40 is very thin for a 40. HTHS 3.6. SAE 30 is 3.5

Since "30" is a range, so is HTHS.

This one for example is 3.6cP:

The "old" M1 0w-40 had an HTHS of 3.8cP, which put it roughly halfway between the SAE 30 range and the SAE 40 range.
2016 Durango Limited
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#4563452 - 11/03/17 10:25 PM Re: 0w-40 on a Nissan Versa/ Juke engine [Re: FermeLaPorte]
slacktide_bitog Offline

Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 5613
Loc: USA
Nothing wrong with M1 0w40. It is a fine oil smile

Castrol's 0w40 is very popular in the Nissan community, as is their 0w30 (which is a thick 30, almost a 40)

#4563469 - 11/03/17 10:42 PM Re: 0w-40 on a Nissan Versa/ Juke engine [Re: FermeLaPorte]
Nissan101 Offline

Registered: 08/13/15
Posts: 412
Loc: Caribbean
HR16? yeah that oil is perfect.
My dad has the same engine in his tiida(versa) and he currently uses 10w30. But he used 10w40 with no problems
Nissan N16 -10w30
Nissan S13 -20w50

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#4563549 - 11/04/17 02:22 AM Re: 0w-40 on a Nissan Versa/ Juke engine [Re: FermeLaPorte]
SR5 Offline

Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 4185
Loc: Down Under
M1 0W40 is a great oil that should work in most engines.
Penrite Vantage 10W40 SN & A3/B4 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154