Oil using the Mopar label

My Nissan dealer is also a Mopar dealer and they use Mopar oil for Oil changes. They said it was made by Mobil for Mopar. I have 5000 miles on my Nissan 3.5 V6, (350Z) and had them change the oil at 1000 miles and again at 4000 miles. If I continue to have them change it every 3000 miles do you guys think this oil is good enough, if it is changed at this OCI???
 
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If it is made by Mobil it is most likely teh Mobil drive clean in bulk. Not a bad oil, but.. Heave yon detregents, which you dont need in a new engine and will displace otehr vaulable additives. Also I seem to recall its base stock isnt all that. Not my first choice for a new engine thats driven hard. Not even my 2nd,3rd,5th etc choice. Nearly every other Dino would be a better oil for your application IMO. Fred..
 

Pitbull

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This 350Z is so low to the ground that I did not want to deal with changes but my neighbor has a garage so I think I will have him change it using the OEM filter and Mobil 1 10w30 at a 5,000 mile interval. This Nissan/Mopar dealer takes 2 hours to do the oil/filter change even with an appointment. Where my Toyota dealer has a quick lube service that uses Castrol GTX and if they don't do it in 20 minutes the next one is free. Thanks for the wake-up.
 

Patman

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Originally posted by Pitbull: This 350Z is so low to the ground that I did not want to deal with changes
They aren't any lower to the ground than a 97-04 Corvette, and those owners use Rhino ramps with no problems. I've got a set and they work great.
 
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How about buying your own oil and bringing it in to the dealer. I wouldn't use dino oil in my VQ35E. What viscosity does your car ask for?
 
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