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2019 Infiniti QX50 #4712848
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Just took delivery. Owners manual calls for “ester SN oil.” Not sure there are many of those around. Am I a hostage to the dealer for his Nissan SN ester oil?

Thoughts? Thanks

Re: 2019 Infiniti QX50 [Re: pscholte] #4712867
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No. I just glanced at the manual, and the wording is much the same as the manual for mine, and various other Nissans and Infinitis of recent years. Any SN 5w-30 will do. It doesn't even have to be SN/GF-5. You can use SN/GF-5, one that is SN and A5/B5, SN and C3, and even CK-4/SN like I'm using now.


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, Wix 57356
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Re: 2019 Infiniti QX50 [Re: pscholte] #4712874
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Though I also disagree with having to use "ester" oil....Nissan OEM oil is cheaper than dirt on amazon/ebay so you shouldnt be slave to the dealer.

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Re: 2019 Infiniti QX50 [Re: pscholte] #4713068
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Thanks. I might not have been concerned were it not for this new engine and wondering if it had “special needs.” But if the manual is worded same as past Nissan/Infiniti manuals, less of a concern. Do you know who actually makes the OEM branded oil? Again, thanks.

Re: 2019 Infiniti QX50 [Re: pscholte] #4713102
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I don't have anything technical to add to this thread other than to say welcome back! I was looking through some old GC posts the other day and saw your comments on some of them, and then noticed that you hadn't posted on this site since 2016. So don't go disappearing on us again old friend! Cheers2

And congrats on the new car! Let's see some pics!


2018 Corvette, 9k, M1 ESP Formula 5w30 & NAPA Gold
2006 Civic EX Coupe, 149k, PUP 5w20 & Fram Ultra
2010 BMW 328i X-Drive,113k, GC 0w40 & Fram Ultra

Re: 2019 Infiniti QX50 [Re: pscholte] #4713117
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Thanks so much Patman. Life has a way of taking us in and out of things as I am sure you know. Still “Vetting” I see. I still consider the GC period a life highlight. Was great fun. I was looking over the Castrol website. What a ton of oils they sell now. Wow, Bio even!

Re: 2019 Infiniti QX50 [Re: pscholte] #4713142
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I really liked this vehicle, but it didn't past my loaded double ski bag in the cargo area with only half the rear seat folded down test.
I'm sure it would have been tons of fun to drive.


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Re: 2019 Infiniti QX50 [Re: pscholte] #4713156
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V_P,

Have only had it a day but the test drive showed great promise. We are looking forward to it. As much a computer as an automobile! Had our FX-35 for ten years (117,000 miles) and except for an airbag recall only needed scheduled mx—no repairs—during that entire period. I like to think its steady diet of (mostly) original GC had something to do with it. Sorry the car didnt work out for you.

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Re: 2019 Infiniti QX50 [Re: pscholte] #4713158
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Originally Posted By: pscholte
Thanks so much Patman. Life has a way of taking us in and out of things as I am sure you know. Still “Vetting” I see. I still consider the GC period a life highlight. Was great fun.


It sure was! Reading those old threads in a strange way sort of helped give me the inspiration to switch my wife's BMW from M1 0w40 over to German Castrol 0w40. Hopefully it's still made by magical elves!

happy

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Trust me; they are still hanging around. Older now though so not as mobile as they used to be! LOL LOL LOL

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Re: 2019 Infiniti QX50 [Re: pscholte] #4713168
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Congrats on your new QX50. That’s a really nice looking crossover. You’re right, they are half computer these days. I enjoy our CX5 with all its little niceties like heated seats and wheels. It really helps my old bones in the morning.

You have the new VC turbo engine? Keep us updated on how she runs. It’s sounds like a nice kit.


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Yes it is the VC turbo. I am a pushover for turbos. I will post updates on its life. I have a stash of Mobil1 ESP 5W-30 that i got for a terrific price. Think it would like it?

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Sounds like a winner.

It does seem like all these crossovers are looking very similar these days. Your front grill though defines your car.


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Originally Posted By: pscholte




Many say silver is boring but not me. I think it’s perfect for that vehicle.

Ours is silver as well.


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