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General Discussion => Open Discussions => Topic started by: bdjones72 on July 31, 2009, 11:55:36 PM

Title: Recommended Oil Weight
Post by: bdjones72 on July 31, 2009, 11:55:36 PM
Back in PA I used to run 5W 30 synth in the Xterra.  With the higher temps here in AZ what weight do you guys run in your X?  I'll be doing oil changes on both of my cars soon and both used 5W 30.  Thanks.

Brian
Title: Re: Recommended Oil Weight
Post by: DBAX on August 01, 2009, 08:35:10 AM
I just did a change w/ Castrol Edge ful synth.. Cheaper than Amsoil, supposedly 8x better protection than Mobil 1, and I've always had good luck w/ Castrol. They recommend the 15k mile changes too.. I'm checking mine at 6-7k..
Title: Re: Recommended Oil Weight
Post by: DBAX on August 01, 2009, 12:11:25 PM
that's GEN2 info from newX.org 
Title: Re: Recommended Oil Weight
Post by: AZ-Ted on August 01, 2009, 10:03:08 PM
I've ran 10W-30 in both the Gen1 and the Gen2 without any issues.
Title: Re: Recommended Oil Weight
Post by: T-Ray on August 03, 2009, 07:36:16 AM
I run Amsoil 5W-30 in the Gen1 since we moved to AZ 4.5 years ago. No problems and I change it every 10k miles.

We run Dino stuff in the Gen 2 5W-30 until the mileage gets up there.
Title: Re: Recommended Oil Weight
Post by: RiNkY on August 04, 2009, 11:19:44 AM
I've ran Mobil 1 5W-30 in the 2nd Gen since Day 1 and religiously change the oil at 5k miles.  My Tranny, Diffs & Transfer Case all run Amsoil and changing gear in the Manual Trans after the Amsoil switch is so much nicer than with the OEM fluid.
Title: Re: Recommended Oil Weight
Post by: bdjones72 on August 17, 2009, 10:31:43 PM
I ended up sticking with a 5W 30 synthetic.  PepBoys has Castrol Edge on sale 5 qts. plus a Fram oil filter for $29.99 or the standard Syntec for $24.99.
Title: Re: Recommended Oil Weight
Post by: RiNkY on August 18, 2009, 05:31:03 PM
"That's thinking with your Dipstick Jimmy"
Title: Re: Recommended Oil Weight
Post by: DBAX on August 19, 2009, 04:05:32 PM
I bought the Jug (Castrol Edge)for a little more than that.. It's like a free filter, although consensus is FRAM filters are crap. Good deal
Title: Re: Recommended Oil Weight
Post by: defibvt on August 19, 2009, 06:00:02 PM
Depends on which one you get Dan.  The tough guard ones are suppose to be good.  I buy Wix for my vehicles.
Title: Re: Recommended Oil Weight
Post by: bdjones72 on August 19, 2009, 11:10:30 PM
I bought the Jug (Castrol Edge)for a little more than that.. It's like a free filter, although consensus is FRAM filters are crap. Good deal

I agree that Fram filters suck.  Fortunately they were out of the model # for the 1st gen Xterra so I got a Purolator filter instead at the same price.
Title: Re: Recommended Oil Weight
Post by: RiNkY on August 20, 2009, 07:32:49 AM
I just purchased the 10 pack of OEM Nissan filters about a year after getting the X from xterraparts.  Shipped to my door with some wiper blades and other bits & pieces.
Title: Re: Recommended Oil Weight
Post by: DBAX on August 20, 2009, 07:57:52 PM
how much was the 10 pack of filters Rog?
I did buy the tough guard, and WIX is what I'd primarily used in the past.. good stuff  :)
No probs w/ using the Castrol edge either, smooth as can be..
Title: Re: Recommended Oil Weight
Post by: RiNkY on August 21, 2009, 01:23:25 PM
Can't remember cost, only like $45 or somethin tho I think - check the Xterraparts.com site.  Was quite a few years ago, I probably wont buy 10 now tho, not really planning on owning the old girl for another 50k miles / 4 years, which it would take me to use up 10 of em before I sell it.
Title: Re: Recommended Oil Weight
Post by: RiNkY on August 22, 2009, 09:34:40 PM
http://www.courtesyparts.com/nissan-oil-filter-pack-p-76.html?cPath=533_535_4433&

$59.90 these days.
Title: Re: Recommended Oil Weight
Post by: DBAX on August 23, 2009, 07:44:43 AM
thanks Rog