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




Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111] #4701770
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Yikes. That’s a lot of wear metals and the oxidation/nitration increased viscosity a lot.

Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111] #4701801
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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!

Last edited by ARCOgraphite; 03/21/18 11:27 AM.

2019 VW Jetta S,6M OCI#0 2103mi-Castrol Edge Prof? VW508+OE Filter; '17 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#6 43467mi-Valvoline Adv 0w20 + SOA Filter
Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: ARCOgraphite] #4701820
03/21/18 11:39 AM
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Englewood, CO
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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?

Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111] #4701826
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Holy cow, don't you ever check your oil level?


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2013 BMW 135i M Sport Edition Castrol 0W40, Redline MTL
Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: ARCOgraphite] #4701849
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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.


1997 Maxima 197k, Castrol GTX Synblend 5W-30, FL400S
2004 Corolla 197k, VWB + SSS + Rislone cocktail, MGL51516
Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111] #4701946
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Painful to read. There is this little thing called a dip stick.....

Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111] #4702004
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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!

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 03/21/18 02:09 PM.

If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: Snagglefoot] #4702020
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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

Last edited by funkymonkey1111; 03/21/18 02:26 PM.
Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111] #4702076
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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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1990 Nissan 300zx VG30DE - PP Euro 0W-40
2004 Nissan Quest VQ35DE - PP Euro 0W-40
2003 Ford Excursion 7.3 PSD - Rotella T6 5W-40
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Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: ARCOgraphite] #4702123
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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.


2007 X5 4.8i: M1 HM 10W-30
2016 Countryman S: Castrol 0W-40
Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111] #4702132
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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)

Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111] #4702242
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Here's a couple of laps from the track day on this oil




Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111] #4702391
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Mahzurrah!
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Now that's cool! What speed do you reach on that long straightaway?


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Re: 04 Nissan 350z, Castro Edge 5W30, 76873 miles [Re: funkymonkey1111] #4702960
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So that's how the oil level got low...
It was interesting to see the tire roll.


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