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Have 200 miles on my SV 2017 and I negotiated 4 oil changes from Nissan, I was planning on changing the oil for its first Oil change myself for two reasons. One so I know how to do it and I love to wrench on cars and the other reason I want to change it at 2500 not 5000 miles. So I'll change it at 2500 then let the dealer do it at 5k,10-15-20

But does Nissan use Synthetic in our trucks? or stick with dino ?


One more thing, a friend with a 2011 Pro-4x and 120k miles says he "burns" about a quart of oil every oil change and acted as if this was normal. My many years of working on car and even building a few of my own engines, this is not normal. If oil is getting past the rings that is a bad thing, very bad and if its leaking from the valves equally as bad IMO. I told him he's not measuring right .

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From the factory its Dino oil.

I don't think 1/2 quart in 5K is out of the ordinary. The new Subi imprezas 2.0 would burn 1/2quart per gas fill up and they claimed that was normal. I would say all IC engines burn oil. The amount is typically not noticable between oil changes.

My 06 with 82K on the clock doesn't burn any oil though. Might at 120K.
 

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yea no, burning oil is not normal in a combustion engine. Check compression when hot, when cold if there is a problem you can see it. BMW also claimed a quart of oil every 3k miles too, that too is garbage. my diesel TDI didn't "burn" oil

It sure did leak it though :)


Not all engines suffer from this problem. In fact, our data shows that owners of 98 percent of 2010 to 2014 cars did not have to add oil between changes. But the cars that do burn oil do so furiously. Even if only 2 percent of vehicles sold since 2010 have this problem, that still represents about 1.5 million vehicles on the road.

Consumer Reports believes that any engine that burns oil between changes should be repaired under the powertrain warranty. But automakers often shield themselves in the fine print of their owners’ manuals.
https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/06/excessive-oil-consumption/index.htm
 

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Nissan probably uses conventional 5W30 made by the lowest bidder put into bottles with Nissan on them. Nissan, as do most manufacturers, probably changes oil suppliers from time to time. I would say use synthetic if you wish, I use M1. Synthetic may be better for the engine and it definitely won't hurt.

Interestingly my '12 PRO 4X has never used any oil between changes. My '14 Honda Accord uses a little, usually about 1/2 quart between 10K mile oil changes.
 

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Nissan probably uses conventional 5W30 made by the lowest bidder put into bottles with Nissan on them. Nissan, as do most manufacturers, probably changes oil suppliers from time to time. I would say use synthetic if you wish, I use M1. Synthetic may be better for the engine and it definitely won't hurt.

Interestingly my '12 PRO 4X has never used any oil between changes. My '14 Honda Accord uses a little, usually about 1/2 quart between 10K mile oil changes.

I get a little oil and thats ok within 10k miles, but a normal oil change every 3-5k miles needing a quart of oil in between sounds like too much

yea so I guess I'll just use conventional dino oil until my free oil changes are done @ 20k miles.

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I am using a full synthetic (Group IV PAO base stock) 10w40.

I have brought the oil to the dealer to use for my free oil changes, no issues from the dealer.

Change every 5K, no consumption issues. 15K on truck

Have over 600K miles using the same oil (5K oil change) in 3 different TDI Jettas NEVER burned a drop.

5w30 just may be too thin for some applications.

Fuel mileage should be better with a 5w30 vs a 10w40, but oil consumption could/may be higher.

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My dealer normally uses Mobil 5W-30 conventional oil. But they have available Nissan 0W-20 synthetic blend and Mobil 1 5W-30 full synthetic. For a few bucks more I opted for Mobil 1 this last change...
 
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