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What oil does Nissan use?

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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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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.

My .02

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