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I have a 2008 2.5SL, its coming up on 55,400 which will mark 5,000 miles since the last time the oil was changed. I"ve owned the car for 1 month.In the past, I have typically purchased Maxlife (for vehicles over 75,000 miles) 10w30 from Autozone, but I think 5w/30 is recommended for this altima"s right? recommendations are appreciated and not sure if I would actually experience a difference in performance or smoothness based on the oil used.
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it"d be a good investment to switch to full synthetic if you do long commutes and for a lot of stop and go, but if you don"t do a lot of stop and go or have a short commute, stick to conventional. Since you"re at the 55-60k mile mark, you may want to switch to 5w-30 high mileage oil.
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it"d be a good investment to switch to full synthetic if you do long commutes and for a lot of stop and go, but if you don"t do a lot of stop and go or have a short commute, stick to conventional. Since you"re at the 55-60k mile mark, you may want to switch to 5w-30 high mileage oil.
I drive 50-60 miles round trip each day...probably 70% highway, 30% city...but the city is a pain in the butt sometimes.
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Me too. You change your own, obviously, right? What kind of jack are you using? Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
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I have been running Amsoil XL with a Wix filter for 10k miles. I sent in a sample last time, and they said I had plenty of life left in the oil.
Me too. You change your own, obviously, right? What kind of jack are you using? Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
I have a 2008 2.5SL, its coming up on 55,400 which will mark 5,000 miles since the last time the oil was changed. I"ve owned the car for 1 month.In the past, I have typically purchased Maxlife (for vehicles over 75,000 miles) 10w30 from Autozone, but I think 5w/30 is recommended for this altima"s right? recommendations are appreciated and not sure if I would actually experience a difference in performance or smoothness based on the oil used.
I just signed online for practically the same question and found your post; I have used 5W30 in my 2008 since new but I"m now in a remote area of Honduras and only thing I could buy is Castrol 10W30 in this small town. Now I show my ignorance i guess, but; what would be the diffrence in 10W and 5W I really have no idea; oil had to be changed so I had to put it in today I was at 4000 mi on the last change 4 months ago; thats pushing it I think...
I first used 10W30 Castrol GTX with Fram filters for about the first 5 or 6 oil changes at 6K miles I then switch to 10W30 Castrol Edge with K&N filters and now change at 12K.
5w is thinner oil then 10w during cold(below freezing) temperatures, so as long as you don"t live in below freezing climate you can use 10w30 without problems.first number is the winter viscosity, second number normal temperature viscosity. so 5w will flow through viscosity filter where 10w won"t because it won"t be thin enough.
5w is thinner oil then 10w during cold(below freezing) temperatures, so as long as you don"t live in below freezing climate you can use 10w30 without problems.first number is the winter viscosity, second number normal temperature viscosity. so 5w will flow through viscosity filter where 10w won"t because it won"t be thin enough.
Thnx Xeene..good xplanation !! I"m in the tropics so guess I"m good to go until I can buy 5W again..:shift:
I knew 5w was thinner, but had no clue you weren"t supposed to use 10w in below freezing climates. I"ve used 10w30 Maxlife high milieage oil in the past for my other cars and things ran ok I guess.Is there an actual performance / quality difference betweenValvoline vs Royal Purple vs Castrol vs Penzoil vs Mobile 1?I know someone mentioned if I am at 55,000 to go ahead and go for the high mileage version.
just got done changing the oil. Used a FRAM extra guard oil filter + Valvoline Max LIfe 5W30 High Mileage.The oil was last changed an a Nissan Dealership about 5k miles ago..and man, was it dark and dirty. Was thick too.
Me too. You change your own, obviously, right? What kind of jack are you using? Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
I use full synthetic 5w-30 Castrol, Mobil1 or Valvoline (Advance Auto Parts always has deals for 5qt + filter for about $30) and 6000 miles/6month changes. Once engine is out of warranty I may go with extended life oils and do an oil analysis to see how it"s holding up.
I just recently switched to Amsoil 0w30 Signature Series from the Amsoil XL 5W30, and I can tell a significant difference between the two so far. I have only driven a few hundred miles so far, but I can already tell a difference in the noise at idle, especially when cold. I can also tell a difference in the engine sound at highway speeds. It just runs smoother all around. I am planning on running it 10,000 miles and just doing a filter change, and then I want to run it for 10k more miles. I also plan on sending in a sample at the time of a filter change to see how things are going.
I have a 2008 2.5SL, its coming up on 55,400 which will mark 5,000 miles since the last time the oil was changed. I"ve owned the car for 1 month.In the past, I have typically purchased Maxlife (for vehicles over 75,000 miles) 10w30 from Autozone, but I think 5w/30 is recommended for this altima"s right? recommendations are appreciated and not sure if I would actually experience a difference in performance or smoothness based on the oil used.
In about a weeks time ill be in the same position you are... I"ve always used Pennzoil in the past so i"ll be sticking with them again. But after reading up many sites and watching a lot of youtube I"ll be going full synthetic 5w30 this time. I want to make sure this car runs nicely for many years to come. Might use a K&N oil filter... anyone suggestions for a goodoil filter guys??
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The Amsoil, K&N, and Mobile filters are the best ones that I know of. They are all made from a synthetic filter media. I believe the Wix/Napa Gold is the best paper filter. Purolator also makes a good one on their premium filter.
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