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Re: Filled With Wrong Oil [Re: tojo1968] #5258771 11/04/19 10:48 PM
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You've got a stash of 5w30 at home. Bring the required amount of 5w30 to the dealership and do a simple drain and fill, the filter's already installed so obviously no need to change it. Twenty minutes and done.

Re: Filled With Wrong Oil [Re: tojo1968] #5258825 11/05/19 02:36 AM
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With a one mile commute, the 0-20 might be even better for the engine.

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Originally Posted by tojo1968
Sounds like a good idea. I will start doing my own after this.

Then you should do it NOW. Get that oil out of there, and put in the correct weight oil. What's it going to cost? $40.00 with a filter, and a half hour of your time, if that. Less than a tank of gas. That seems like a small price to pay for the peace of mind you are seeking.

The thing is, the person who has to be convinced about this is you. It bothers you they put the wrong oil in your car. (For the record it would bother me too). A hundred guys telling you on an Internet forum you'll be fine, isn't going to change your mind. What will is to change your oil.

Mechanically it could be argued for 20 pages that it may or may not be necessary. But the fact is for YOUR peace of mind it IS necessary. So I would just do it and be done with it. As I've said before, there are a lot of things in this world worth losing sleep over. Oil isn't one of them. And it doesn't matter in the least what someone else thinks. Only what YOU think.

Re: Filled With Wrong Oil [Re: billt460] #5258854 11/05/19 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by billt460
Originally Posted by tojo1968
Sounds like a good idea. I will start doing my own after this.

Then you should do it NOW. Get that oil out of there, and put in the correct weight oil. What's it going to cost? $40.00 with a filter, and a half hour of your time, if that. Less than a tank of gas. That seems like a small price to pay for the peace of mind you are seeking.

The thing is, the person who has to be convinced about this is you. It bothers you they put the wrong oil in your car. (For the record it would bother me too). A hundred guys telling you on an Internet forum you'll be fine, isn't going to change your mind. What will is to change your oil.

Mechanically it could be argued for 20 pages that it may or may not be necessary. But the fact is for YOUR peace of mind it IS necessary. So I would just do it and be done with it. As I've said before, there are a lot of things in this world worth losing sleep over. Oil isn't one of them. And it doesn't matter in the least what someone else thinks. Only what YOU think.

thumbsup You nailed it. Getting that oil out would be very high on my list of things to do if I had the slightest bit of doubt.


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Re: Filled With Wrong Oil [Re: tojo1968] #5258859 11/05/19 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by tojo1968
My son has a 14 Altima. Manual calls for 5w20 but his invoice had 5w30 on it a few weeks ago.


I think it's so they can have a low cost of maintenance. 5w30 conventional is the cheapest oil at the quick lube.


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Re: Filled With Wrong Oil [Re: tojo1968] #5258885 11/05/19 06:34 AM
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So, let me get this straight:
Dealer changes Oil on your car and puts wrong Oil in ( that in itself is scary!)
You call Dealer and inform him that he screwed up and put wrong Oil in.
Dealer blows you off and tells you "You'll be fine"...….
Does anyone else find this disturbing...…...the dealer screwed up and instead of taking responsibility for his wrongful action, he basically says that he is not going to do anything about it??

I personally would:
A) Never go back to this place (questionable Service procedures)
B) Do my own oil changes!

Just saying...……………..


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Re: Filled With Wrong Oil [Re: JeffKeryk] #5258890 11/05/19 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
They messed up. Call them back and demand the proper weight be used.
Having said that, I doubt the 0w20 will cause any problems, especially with winter coming.

I would get what you paid for.


Yeah, I agree or if you dont want to go through the hassle and time, plug the drain plug, leave the filter and put in your 5/30.
Time is money so either way you lose, for me, I rather just do it myself and be done with it, maybe.
I do know I would not leave in the 20.


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Re: Filled With Wrong Oil [Re: incognito_2u] #5258892 11/05/19 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by incognito_2u
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So, let me get this straight:
Dealer changes Oil on your car and puts wrong Oil in ( that in itself is scary!)
You call Dealer and inform him that he screwed up and put wrong Oil in.
Dealer blows you off and tells you "You'll be fine"...….
Does anyone else find this disturbing...…...the dealer screwed up and instead of taking responsibility for his wrongful action, he basically says that he is not going to do anything about it??

I personally would:
A) Never go back to this place (questionable Service procedures)
B) Do my own oil changes!

While I agree with everything you've said, none of it surprises me. And I'd be willing to bet most dealerships are no different than this one. At least in regards to what they dump into your crankcase. ALL of it is driven by profit...... Not the best interest of your vehicle. Mechanical or otherwise.

Then, add in the likelihood that the lowest man on the totem pole is usually the one who performs these duties, (oil changes), and it all adds up to good reason to stay out of these places, and do your own. It's sad it has come to this. But unfortunately that's the way it is.

Re: Filled With Wrong Oil [Re: tojo1968] #5258895 11/05/19 06:56 AM
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Another benefit of doing your own changes is that you become familiar with your car. While you are underneath take a look around. See how things are assembled. This way you might catch problems early on. Also, check your fluids and tire pressures while you wait for the oil to drain.


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Re: Filled With Wrong Oil [Re: Neely97] #5258930 11/05/19 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Neely97
With a one mile commute, the 0-20 might be even better for the engine.
True. A 0w20 stays plenty thick during that. Not a problem. A lot of posters are overreacting here.

Re: Filled With Wrong Oil [Re: tojo1968] #5258931 11/05/19 08:06 AM
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I believe a 20W with a HTHS of 2.6 would be fine as long as the OCI is on the shorter side and you are not hard on the engine red lining the tachometer .


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Re: Filled With Wrong Oil [Re: tojo1968] #5258980 11/05/19 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by tojo1968
Well I used my last free oil change at the dealer. When I got home I noticed the invoice said they used 0w20 when the manual calls for 5w30 ...
I only have a one mile commute to work and drive maybe 50 miles on the weekend.
Your opinions please.


Please tell the forum how this engine is running with this lighter oil?

If it sounds good and runs smooth and powerful, torquey then it will likely be OK for a lightly driven commuter vehicle.

On a Work truck, towing? NO WAY!

But, They may have lied and just put in a cost saving bulk 5w30 regardless of anything the service dept said or what is on the R.O.!

So does the engine sound or respond differently?


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Re: Filled With Wrong Oil [Re: ARCOgraphite] #5258982 11/05/19 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ARCOgraphite
Originally Posted by tojo1968
Well I used my last free oil change at the dealer. When I got home I noticed the invoice said they used 0w20 when the manual calls for 5w30 with no alternatives. I called them and their response was "That's our synthetic oil so you should be good". OK, maybe, but given the heat here still hitting the 90's I don't have that warm fuzzy feeling that it really is. Never heard of a dealership giving out free synthetic oil changes.
I mean, the engineers of the VQ engine picked 5w30 for a reason, right? I have plenty of 5w30 at home. So do i drain, refill, and use the 20 in something else or ride it out?
I only have a one mile commute to work and drive maybe 50 miles on the weekend.
Your opinions please.


Service guy is a moron. Their bulk, fake synthetic 0W20 has a 2.6HTHS unlike the lightweight synthetics of yore which had 30 multigrade HTHS but with a lower KV100.

But the big thing is: How does the engine run and sound?
On my Nissan 2.5L when I put 1/2 sump 0w20 for winter I supposed my VVT wasn't working right and the car only had power to about 3K rpm then nothing happening.when you mashed the right pedal going for 6K rpm. Lots of Noise but slow progress.
Dumped and put in 5W30 semi-syn Magnatec and all was good again. Pulled hard all the way to redline.

Engine sound fine. I was expecting more cold start rattle but there was none.


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Re: Filled With Wrong Oil [Re: DGXR] #5258984 11/05/19 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by DGXR
I also suggest you drain the pan and refill with 5w30. I would not bother the new filter, there's not enough oil in there to change the 5w30 very much.

Do you (or anyone you know) have a vehicle that specs 0w20?

My wifes Sportage takes 5w20 so I may use it in it.


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Re: Filled With Wrong Oil [Re: PimTac] #5258988 11/05/19 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
Another benefit of doing your own changes is that you become familiar with your car. While you are underneath take a look around. See how things are assembled. This way you might catch problems early on. Also, check your fluids and tire pressures while you wait for the oil to drain.

I used to change it myself for decades. A back injury has hampered me for years and took advantage of the deal. Looks like I will be popping some Advil before I start changing my oil again. LOL


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