Seems like a great plan with some thought to go along with it. Take steps into taking the engine to full synthetic.Nismo4me said:My truck had Castrol synthetic blend 5w30 at 3000 miles- the first oil change(free from dealer)After that I have changed it myself with OEM filters every 3000,using the same Castrol blend....for now.
I just did the 9000 mile oil change,and I plan on going to Mobile 1, 5w30 after 15,000 mile mark.I will also go to 5000 mile intervals at that time.I have had great results in my other Nissan(sr20de).
Mobile 1 oil at 5000 miles looks cleaner than dino oil at 3000 miles,according to my experience.I do not switch to full synthetics until there is a good amount of break in on the engine(15-25,000 miles)
I think synthetic blends are a bad buy,since there are no guidelines on how much synthetics is in the oil to call it a "blend".If I want a synthetic blend ,why not blend it myself and know what I am putting in there?
Just my .02