0w30 in Nissan VQ30DE ?

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10W20??
Do you mean 10W30 or maybe 5W20? Unless you made it yourself, which you have the ability.

Anyway, the Pathfinder is a good car. I like them.

‘Kule may be referring to High Performance Lubricant’s 10w20.


Then again, it’s possible he concocted his own version Halloween night.
 
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Mobil 1 ESP 0w30 would likely be a better oil for the VQ.... Higher HTHS 3.5 and it meets Porsche C30 and MB 229.5 which are way tougher specs to meet vs API SP.
M1 ESP 5w-30 also has HTHS 3.5 and meets all the same Euro specs. So is there something specific about the 0w-30 vs 5w-30 which was likely the OEM spec? Wouldn't the 0w-30 have more VII which might lead to earlier shear. Honest question - I have 2 @ VQ40's. Always ran 5w30 so just asking.
 
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Was wondering what everyone's opinion was on using Mobil 1 AFE 0W30 in a 2000 Maxima with 230k miles ? It doesn't leak or burn any measurable amount of oil between changes on 5w30.
Driving conditions are 70/30 city/hwy with spirited acceleration.
Please move if I posted in wrong area.
I see no need for the M1 0W30. I like your thinking on the 10W30. I would want to use the warmest Winter rating possible unless we are talking specialised oils.
 
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I live in West TN.
Chain longevity is a concern of mine.

Significant Viscosity loss is a common issue with the AFE 0W30. It would not be my first choice for numerous reasons.
 

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Significant Viscosity loss is a common issue with the AFE 0W30. It would not be my first choice for numerous reasons.
I've decided to go with a euro spec oil for the approvals it has.
 

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For 4-6k even the cheapest "dino" (actually a syn blend) will be more than enough :)

Castrol 0w30 A3/B4 or the 5w30 A3/B4 would be great for your Maxima.

Another good choice is Rotella T6 5w30

That said, there is nothing wrong with M1 AFE 0w30.

For the filter, use either Wix XP/Napa Platinum, the Full 2-ONS001, this Nippon filter, or any Fram :)

If you go to Napa, get 3 filters at the same time to get 20% off.

Nice choice

by the way, greetings from Dixon, Tennessee. I am from Memphis originally.
Hello from Lexington, TN.
 
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I tend to use whatever 5/10w30 I find on sale. Usually Valvoline.
Keep doing that. Seems like it's done just fine for you and reality is, that engine ain't picky about the oil it has dumped in it.
 
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The same car in Australia, Nissan Maxima with 3.0 Litre VQ30 V6 Eng. (1999-2003), the approved oil is 5W30, 10W30, 10W40 or 15W40.
Love seeing information like this. There are pundits that will argue "we get a different engine in the US" though 😂
 
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My Pathfinder with the VQ35DE specifies 0w20 OR 5w30 and I've used both before and I've also used 10w30 and 10w40 with no issues.
 
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