350Z owners discuss changing, or should that be not changing, your oil. www.350zmotoring.com/forums/showthread.php?p=466686 The post by Blue05Z is the one that got my attention.
quote:What a post. Being an Amsoil dealer != working for Amsoil. And when's the last time you saw any sportbike with 50K miles on it? I rode one that far many years ago and couldn't find many others who had. You have to love the wisdom of the internet...
I know alot of people who after 50K just add oil. The guys I hang out with (sportbike riders) all know the secret. One of them works for amsoil and he gave us the low down. You change oil for the first 50K around 35K you go synthetic. By 50K there is no debris in the oil as long as the air filter stays reasonably clean. There is no need to filter the oil and the synthetic will pretty much last forever. You just top it off whenever is burns a little off. A little oil consumption is perfectly normal, so you just replace what is consumed. I know several people who have all gone at least 150K each with just topping off the oil. I did it on my last car, and I will do it on my Z.
quote:I notice that as well. Seems any message board relating to import cars is full of 'attitude' and testosterone. People on those boarda all trying to be hard, and for the most part the young males on those boards seem to assume if you have an import car, you must be a 'tuner'. You're almost made to feel that if you don't like 'ricing' up your car, adding NAWWWSSS or a big **** cannon or stickers or crap like that, you aren't welcome there. Can't someone just buy an import car because they like the reliability, or some similiar reason? I really don't like the whole tuner scene. I buy a car and drive it, I'm not a ricer. Yes, I drive a Honda, and I like my Honda. Now, two message boards I used to frequent which are dedicated to domestic cars, fordfestiva.com and a-body.net have a nice friendly atmosphere, it's almost like being among family there.
The difference is night and day. One is full of k001 k1dz and one is very similiar to the attitude on this board. Can you guess which is which?
quote:That, and these guys will ensure that in the future, we have a steady supply of new "oh my gosh, check out this sludgepacker" photos! Predictable, regrettable, and so forth, but they do supply some safe entertainment. . . Oh yeah, I wouldn't do this to my Z-in-Disguise (G35) either. The VQ35 is robust, and non-sludge-prone, but a determined fool can kill any engine if he tries hard enough.
If you look at some of the more incredulous posts, you'll find those guys are fairly new to the forum, and I imagine they're probably new to their Nissan and motoring in general.... let them learn the hard way.