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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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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.
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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