2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8l -- Synthetic oil grade

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Hello good people, I live in a moderate climate, high desert Arizona I would like to know what would be the best grade oil (synthetic). I want to use 0w20 but just not sure If it would be safe. I drive 2005 gasoline Nissan Sentra 1.8l 4 cylinder engine. Thanks for your help!
 
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If it calls for it, it's safe. The water cooling keeps the engine oil temp in check within +/- 10 degrees.
 
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Originally Posted By: crb3
I want to use 0w20.
Why? It calls for 5w30. I don't know about the 1.8 but the V6 engines seem to prefer thicker oil. I would use spec oil in it. I cant see any benefit whatsoever in running a 0w20 in your climate.
 

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Originally Posted By: crb3
Hello good people, I live in a moderate climate, high desert Arizona I would like to know what would be the best grade oil (synthetic). I want to use 0w20 but just not sure If it would be safe. I drive 2005 gasoline Nissan Sentra 1.8l 4 cylinder engine. Thanks for your help!
Exactly why do you want to use a 20 wt??
 

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After reading the information regarding startup wear and operating repair viscosity, I came out seeing that 0w20 , and 5w20 give the most protection at startup and operating temperature.
 
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I have a smaller than normal crankcase at 3.49 qts factory fill from 12 hyundai accent though 3 qts of PUP 5w30 and around 200ml of liquimoly additive tops it off. Another reason is 5w30 meets many more specs and acea ratings plus Noack is generally lower.
 

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Thanks to all for the replies. Just researching and putting thought into what I put in on my next oil change. The article regarding oil 101 was very informative and I just want to put the best blood I can into my engine.
 
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2.9qts for that car and Amsoil even imples that a 10w30 or 10w40 full synthetic will work above 0 fahrenheit. So, I would use either 5w30 or 10w30 and move on.
 
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I have a rear main seal leak and liquimoly motor oil saver keeps it from leaking. I have used the mos2 as I deliver medical supplies and sometimes have 500lbs extra to haul down I 70 and it helps with engine load.
 
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I have an 05 Sentra 1.8 and have been running synthetic for about 70k now. For 90% of that ive ran Mobil 1 0w40 or 5w30 high mileage. Car runs great on both oils, no difference between the two. I personally wouldnt run a 20 wt in it.
 
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2005 Sentra Sentra Owners Manual: RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY NUMBER SAE 5W-30 viscosity oil is preferred for all temperatures. SAE 10W-30 or SAE 10W-40 viscosity oils may be used if the ambient temperature is above 0°F (-18°C). Engine oil *7 Drain and Refill With oil filter change QG18DE 2–7/8 qt 2–3/8 qt 2.7L QR25DE 4–1/4 qt 3–1/2 qt 4.0L Without oil filter change QG18DE 2–5/8 qt 2–1/4 qt 2.5L QR25DE 4 qt 3–3/8 qt 3.8L • API Certification Mark *2 *3 • API grade SG/SH, Energy Conserving I & II or API grade SJ or SL, Energy Conserving *2 *3 • ILSAC grade GF-I, GF-II, or GF-III*2 *3 ---------------------------------------------- This is what your owners manual has as recommended lubricants.
 
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