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#4701747 - 03/21/18 10:43 AM 04 Nissan 350z, Castrol Edge 5W30, 76873 miles
funkymonkey1111 Offline


Registered: 02/07/18
Posts: 110
Loc: Englewood, CO
Embarrassing report--this is a fun car who's oil change interval got lost in the mix--it's never gone that far. This was one track day in 2014, mountain driving and a few long road trips.

Oil consumption was significant--probably less than 2 quarts were drained out.

Also, the car is equipped with a Jim Wolf Pop Charger Cold Air Intake--likely contributing to the air filtration issue mentioned.




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#4701770 - 03/21/18 11:07 AM Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111]
JAG Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 4880
Loc: Fredericksburg, VA
Yikes. That’s a lot of wear metals and the oxidation/nitration increased viscosity a lot.

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#4701801 - 03/21/18 11:26 AM Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 12011
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
If that black bottle fake synthetic or gold bottle (maybe) semi synthetic EDGE?

The Black Bottle Synthetic has always been junk oil IFAIC.

What OIl filter? the lil Nissan filter is garbage and an engine killer.

Run a M1 M110A if it fits or ... ... BANG!


Edited by ARCOgraphite (03/21/18 11:27 AM)
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#4701820 - 03/21/18 11:39 AM Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: ARCOgraphite]
funkymonkey1111 Offline


Registered: 02/07/18
Posts: 110
Loc: Englewood, CO
Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
If that black bottle fake synthetic or gold bottle (maybe) semi synthetic EDGE?

The Black Bottle Synthetic has always been junk oil IFAIC.

What OIl filter? the lil Nissan filter is garbage and an engine killer.

Run a M1 M110A if it fits or ... ... BANG!


Wix filter. Castrol Edge is garbage?

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#4701826 - 03/21/18 11:43 AM Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111]
mightymousetech Offline


Registered: 04/03/17
Posts: 1470
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Holy cow, don't you ever check your oil level?
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#4701849 - 03/21/18 11:54 AM Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: ARCOgraphite]
zorobabel Offline


Registered: 01/27/11
Posts: 501
Loc: Anaheim, CA
Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
If that black bottle fake synthetic or gold bottle (maybe) semi synthetic EDGE?

The Black Bottle Synthetic has always been junk oil IFAIC.

Do you mean this generation?

I still have one gallon container of the stuff in 10w-30.
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2004 Corolla 190k, VWB 5w20 + SSS 10w40, MGL4967

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#4701946 - 03/21/18 01:09 PM Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111]
oliveoil Offline


Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 423
Loc: snow and sun
Painful to read. There is this little thing called a dip stick.....

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#4702004 - 03/21/18 02:04 PM Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1905
Loc: SE British Columbia, Canada
The OP came clean and admitted to the issue so we shouldn't hassle him. I was getting tired of all the OK Blackstone reviews and was wondering if they ever came across a bad one. This is a bad one. smile

Thanks for sharing!


Edited by Snagglefoot (03/21/18 02:09 PM)

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#4702020 - 03/21/18 02:25 PM Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: Snagglefoot]
funkymonkey1111 Offline


Registered: 02/07/18
Posts: 110
Loc: Englewood, CO
Originally Posted By: Snagglefoot
The OP came clean and admitted to the issue so we shouldn't hassle him. I was getting tired of all the OK Blackstone reviews and was wondering if they ever came across a bad one. This is a bad one. smile

Thanks for sharing!


Oh, I deserve a bit of hassle. Aside from this bad interval, the car has had the oil changed regularly. Right now it has Mobil 1 0w40 with a Fram UltraGuard filter. I'll have it tested at 3K.

The pop-charger is a concern. To those that don't know, it's an open-element cold air intake, sorta like a K&N. I've never had mine dyno'd, but supposedly the story was approximately 6.5 hp increase. The car sounds better with it on, and the butt-dyno seemed to confirm a slight bump in grunt. But, if it's not filtering well, then that's obviously not great. I still have the factory air intake. Wondering if it's worth putting back in.

I'll leave the pop charger on for this interval and see what the silicon looks like


Edited by funkymonkey1111 (03/21/18 02:26 PM)

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#4702076 - 03/21/18 03:10 PM Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111]
28oz Offline


Registered: 04/20/17
Posts: 383
Loc: Utah, USA
Originally Posted By: funkymonkey1111
Originally Posted By: Snagglefoot
The OP came clean and admitted to the issue so we shouldn't hassle him. I was getting tired of all the OK Blackstone reviews and was wondering if they ever came across a bad one. This is a bad one. smile

Thanks for sharing!


Oh, I deserve a bit of hassle. Aside from this bad interval, the car has had the oil changed regularly. Right now it has Mobil 1 0w40 with a Fram UltraGuard filter. I'll have it tested at 3K.

The pop-charger is a concern. To those that don't know, it's an open-element cold air intake, sorta like a K&N. I've never had mine dyno'd, but supposedly the story was approximately 6.5 hp increase. The car sounds better with it on, and the butt-dyno seemed to confirm a slight bump in grunt. But, if it's not filtering well, then that's obviously not great. I still have the factory air intake. Wondering if it's worth putting back in.

I'll leave the pop charger on for this interval and see what the silicon looks like


My 300ZX came with a pop charger when I bought it. My UOA showed very good filtration. Either the track use had something to do with the high silicon or maybe there's an air leak elsewhere?
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2004 Nissan Quest - Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40
2003 Ford Excursion 7.3 PSD - Mobil 1 TDT 5w-40

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#4702123 - 03/21/18 03:45 PM Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: ARCOgraphite]
1JZ_E46 Offline


Registered: 04/04/16
Posts: 1239
Loc: Oregon
Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
If that black bottle fake synthetic or gold bottle (maybe) semi synthetic EDGE?

The Black Bottle Synthetic has always been junk oil IFAIC.

What OIl filter? the lil Nissan filter is garbage and an engine killer.

Run a M1 M110A if it fits or ... ... BANG!


Agreed, except for Castrol 0W-30 and 0W-40 (A3/B4). There's black bottle EDGE and then there's 0W black bottle EDGE.
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2007 BMW X5 4.8i, 105K: Castrol EDGE 0W-40, Mann
2012 Mini Cooper, 45K: Castrol EDGE 0W-30, Mann

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#4702132 - 03/21/18 03:52 PM Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6526
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: funkymonkey1111
Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
If that black bottle fake synthetic or gold bottle (maybe) semi synthetic EDGE?

The Black Bottle Synthetic has always been junk oil IFAIC.

What OIl filter? the lil Nissan filter is garbage and an engine killer.

Run a M1 M110A if it fits or ... ... BANG!


Wix filter. Castrol Edge is garbage?

That stuff’s alright ~ it was swapped out with Castro oil (from Cuba)

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#4702242 - 03/21/18 05:18 PM Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111]
funkymonkey1111 Offline


Registered: 02/07/18
Posts: 110
Loc: Englewood, CO
Here's a couple of laps from the track day on this oil




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#4702391 - 03/21/18 07:35 PM Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111]
KCJeep Offline


Registered: 06/30/11
Posts: 7018
Loc: Mahzurrah!
Now that's cool! What speed do you reach on that long straightaway?
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09 Lincoln MKZ AWD 93k - M1 AFE 0w30
12 KIA Sedona 88k - Edge 0w40
09 Ford Focus 129k - GTX UltraClean 5w30
00 Chevy Lumina 196k - Supertech FS HM 5w30
04 Jeep Grand Cherokee gone but not forgotten...

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#4702960 - 03/22/18 10:07 AM Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111]
zorobabel Offline


Registered: 01/27/11
Posts: 501
Loc: Anaheim, CA
So that's how the oil level got low...
It was interesting to see the tire roll.
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1997 Maxima 180k, Delvac 15w40, Wix 51315
2004 Corolla 190k, VWB 5w20 + SSS 10w40, MGL4967

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