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oil for my 2017 frontier #4804935
07/04/18 10:18 AM
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So Recently I sold my 2014 fusion, and bought a 2017 Nissan Frontier with 17000 miles on it. It was just serviced about 300 miles ago by the dealer, with unknown 5w30 oil. It has the 4.0 v/6. I am not a hard driver. I plan on changing the oil this fall, and then again in the spring as I have been doing on my daily drivers for years. Not many miles between changes, but a LOT of short trips. The book calls for 5w30, but doesn't spec conventional or synthetic. I have a small stash of mobil 0w30. I am thinking of using for the fall change. OK??? I would think so, but it is still under full warranty, so I don't want to mess up anything.

One other question, I see that the oil filter is TINY, should it definitely be changed every oil change, or if I use the Fram XLsynthetic filter could I keep it on for a full year? In that year, I will not put on more than 6000 miles, and probably less. But boy is that filter tiny. Many on lawn mowers are bigger.


2017 Nissan Frontier 4.0 5w30
1965 Mustang 200 c/4 10w30 QS defy
1964 Ford Ranchero 302 c/4 15/40 Delo
1929 ford model A No filters, and 15/40 oil
Re: oil for my 2017 frontier [Re: old1] #4804940
07/04/18 10:24 AM
07/04/18 10:24 AM
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With an Ultra you can do 3 6k OCIs and then some with a 20k mile rating, 0W30 should be fine.

Drain and fill your trans fluid, now is the perfect mileage.


03 Jetta AWP/09A 205k kms
Edge 0W40 + Mann 719/30
Re: oil for my 2017 frontier [Re: old1] #4804954
07/04/18 10:34 AM
07/04/18 10:34 AM
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1/2 hr N.E. of Detroit
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Originally Posted By: old1
So Recently I sold my 2014 fusion, and bought a 2017 Nissan Frontier with 17000 miles on it. It was just serviced about 300 miles ago by the dealer, with unknown 5w30 oil. It has the 4.0 v/6. I am not a hard driver. I plan on changing the oil this fall, and then again in the spring as I have been doing on my daily drivers for years. Not many miles between changes, but a LOT of short trips. The book calls for 5w30, but doesn't spec conventional or synthetic. I have a small stash of mobil 0w30. I am thinking of using for the fall change. OK??? I would think so, but it is still under full warranty, so I don't want to mess up anything.

One other question, I see that the oil filter is TINY, should it definitely be changed every oil change, or if I use the Fram XLsynthetic filter could I keep it on for a full year? In that year, I will not put on more than 6000 miles, and probably less. But boy is that filter tiny. Many on lawn mowers are bigger.


0W30 is fine. But-being it's still under warranty, I would purchase any OEM filter-equivalent the dealer uses. No harm in calling the dealer and asking them which after-market filter can be used.


2019 Hyundai SantaFe 2.4 factory fill / QS 5w20 conv. / Mahle OEM oil filter
04 Chev Colorado 3.5 QS / Valv syn 5w30 blend K&N filter
03 Chev Malibu 3.1 QS / Valv Syn 5w30 blend Fram EG filter
Re: oil for my 2017 frontier [Re: old1] #4804972
07/04/18 11:14 AM
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0w30 in your Nebraska climate will be fine, especially in winter. With only 6000 miles/year I'd say an Ultra will do the job.


I'm a thickie; assimilate
But 20s have their place

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 45k, OE 5w30/Wix

Re: oil for my 2017 frontier [Re: old1] #4805030
07/04/18 12:34 PM
07/04/18 12:34 PM
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Buffalo, NY
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Great choice on the truck! I helped my FIL buy a 2017 Frontier SV crew cab 4x4 a few months back. He got a great deal on it with 8K miles on the ticker and loves it.

I don't think you could go wrong with an oil choice for this 4.0L. Trans, T-case and axles are all nice and serviceable which is nice.

I did run into one oddity with my FILs 2017 which was strange. One of the 2-pin harnesses at the left rear of the truck for 7-pin trailer plug is wired backwards. 12V constant power (black) and the electric trailer brake (blue) wires were reversed from the factory. Found this out when my FIL smoked the brakes on their travel trailer until I got him to stop. Apparently it's a known issue and I have a *.pdf on it.

Last edited by JTK; 07/04/18 12:39 PM.

2017 Ram 1500 4x4, 3.6L. 2016 Nissan Quest SV (Babe magnet IV)
Re: oil for my 2017 frontier [Re: old1] #4805069
07/04/18 01:17 PM
07/04/18 01:17 PM
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USA
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Castrol Edge 0w30 is popular in Nissan's VQ V6 engine family, and upgrade the filter to a Fram 7317 or Wix 57356XP (Napa Platinum 47356). The Hastings LF240 is also good.

The regular Wix 57356 has a tiny cartridge, so I don't like it.

Re: oil for my 2017 frontier [Re: old1] #4805120
07/04/18 02:02 PM
07/04/18 02:02 PM
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NY
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Wix is a good filter choice.. use up your stash of Mobil 0w30.

Keep with the wix or oe filter and a quality 5w30.


NAPA FULL SYNTHETIC 0w20 Partsplus oil filter
Wix air filter
Re: oil for my 2017 frontier [Re: old1] #4805146
07/04/18 02:34 PM
07/04/18 02:34 PM
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Columbus Nebraska
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Thanks all. I bought the Nissan for a couple reasons, even though I have never before had anything but USA brand vehicles. First, I am lately a ford fan, but the closest thing is a sport trac, and everything I could find had high mileage, and I wanted a low mileage vehicle with factory warranty. Secondly I wanted as small of a vehicle as I could find, and the Nissan is small. third, the price is right compared to dodge or chevy, and fourth, I didn't want to wait for the new Ranger, and I know they would be out of my price range. AND I have had nothing but good reports on Nissans.


2017 Nissan Frontier 4.0 5w30
1965 Mustang 200 c/4 10w30 QS defy
1964 Ford Ranchero 302 c/4 15/40 Delo
1929 ford model A No filters, and 15/40 oil
Re: oil for my 2017 frontier [Re: old1] #4805213
07/04/18 04:02 PM
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N. Georgia Mtns
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I've been using use Kendall GT-1 full syn 5w30 in mine along with a Fram Ultra 7317. I change the filter every third OCI at @5k intervals. My next OCI will be with Valvoline 10w30 full syn and if that goes well it will be my oil of choice from here on out. I honestly think you could use olive oil in this engine and it would run like a top.


2014 Nissan Frontier
2014 GMC Sierra 1500
Re: oil for my 2017 frontier [Re: old1] #4805281
07/04/18 06:33 PM
07/04/18 06:33 PM
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NORTH CAROLINA
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I have a 2018 frontier v6. 800 miles on it. I'm getting close to my first change. I bought a Nissan ,oem filter and crush washer from dealer. Praboly use PP 5w30 i see the Nissan oem filters on eBay for $5 as with crush washer. I'll change the filter every oil change for that cost . I keep vehicles a long time . Wardawg

Re: oil for my 2017 frontier [Re: old1] #4805418
07/05/18 01:40 AM
07/05/18 01:40 AM
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TX
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Ive had Frontier for less than year, it became too small for our family uses. Ive run 5w30 whatever it was sale at Walmart. Kept it at 3k oci. This truck has been around for years, i wouldny worry much about it.

Last edited by s2krunner; 07/05/18 01:42 AM.

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Re: oil for my 2017 frontier [Re: old1] #4806358
07/05/18 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted By: old1
Thanks all. I bought the Nissan for a couple reasons, even though I have never before had anything but USA brand vehicles. First, I am lately a ford fan, but the closest thing is a sport trac, and everything I could find had high mileage, and I wanted a low mileage vehicle with factory warranty. Secondly I wanted as small of a vehicle as I could find, and the Nissan is small. third, the price is right compared to dodge or chevy, and fourth, I didn't want to wait for the new Ranger, and I know they would be out of my price range. AND I have had nothing but good reports on Nissans.


My sister had a Frontier for 15 years, all it ever needed was routine mx and one sensor. You should be good to go for quite awhile. thumbsup


I'm a thickie; assimilate
But 20s have their place

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 45k, OE 5w30/Wix

Re: oil for my 2017 frontier [Re: old1] #4807277
07/06/18 10:09 PM
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MT
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Mobil 1 0W-30 meets the warranty requirements for 5W and 10W-30 oils, why are you questioning this? I don't think they'd put that on the bottle for no reason! It's a great oil, use it with confidence.


2004 Toyota Tacoma 3.4 V6: Mobil 1 AFE 0W-30, FRAM TG-3600 filter
1969 Mustang Mach 1 5.8 V8: PYB 10W-30 Napa Gold 1515 filter
1997 Ford F-250 HD 7.3 Powerstroke V8: T6 5W-40 FRAM PH-3786 filter
Re: oil for my 2017 frontier [Re: old1] #4853913
08/28/18 10:29 PM
08/28/18 10:29 PM
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Northern Nevada
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I was looking over my Frontier Service Manual last night. I noticed they had fluid specs for USA/Canada and for Mexico. In the north the recommended oil weight is 5W-30. In Mexico, Nissan recommends virtually every oil from 5W-30 to 20W-50. They have a temperature/viscosity chart just like the old days.

First oil change in my 2018 Frontier Pro-4X was PP 5W-30 and a Fram Ultra filter.


Cliff
USN Ret., FPD Ret.
Re: oil for my 2017 frontier [Re: old1] #4854509
08/29/18 01:24 PM
08/29/18 01:24 PM
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Prosper, TX
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In my 2010, which has been a spectacular truck BTW, I've been using Castrol Magnatec 5W-30 and a Fram Tough Guard filter.

Nothing but brake pads and batteries on my truck. It's been wonderful for 137,000 miles so far. My youngest will start driving next year, and I'm passing this one down to her for her first car. We've already started practicing in parking lots.


2018 Chevy Silverado LT Z71 5.3L-Mine
2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L-Wife
2012 Honda Civic LX 1.8L-Kiddo
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