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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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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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