I had 105k on mine with no real issues beyond the broken manifold stud problem. But my other buddy had his eat a cam lobe at about 150k, and another on the page had one fail at around 80k. My buddies is driven hard, the 80k one idled a lot.
Seems like fantastic oil but their PCMO is too expensive for me to justify, and I doubt it makes a real difference for the VQ37VHR. Mine gets Mobil1 5w30 Vanilla as of now but I am probably switching to either 0w40 or the 5w30 E.P. when I change it next month for a little more high temp protection for the same price. I do really really like the Redline D6 transmission fluid in my power steering rack, mainly because their is virtually no difference between hot and cold performance with it.
No, pour point is not an indicator of startability...they dropped that when the Sioux Falls incident happened, where oil gelled at quite mild temperatures for the "W" rating.
Specific cooling RATES caused production of waxy gells, in oils that could be cooled straight to ridiculously low temperatures, heat soaked for hours, and still pour. The oils that were affected by the Sioux Falls cooling regime could remain gelled even up to 80-90F after experiencing that regime.
Thus they dropped pour point as being representative of W grade
Always interesting to hear all the predictions on M1 ... what base stock ... they don't make that anymore etc ... Hard business to follow ... they combine virtually every base stock out there and have dealers choice to mix within the latitudes of specs/guidelines ... And no matter what that combo is ... or viscosity is ... the oil is said to be loud ... and never the first reading or theory to go with this ... My 5.3L's are far quieter on M1 0w20 than these chain monsters are on many types of oil ... even the thick stuff ...like M1 Form M 5w40 in my ecoboost ... at least it was better than PUP ... My driver did 745k miles on M1 ... original engine ... never ran anything else ... he's probably too old to notice the noise ... Merry Christmas from the EU ... from the esso station by my hotel ... what is in the (don't make it) New Life ?
Well my sister's Infiniti G35 went to a local shop for an oil change a couple of years ago. A few months later I checked the oil when I was visiting. No oil on the dip stick. Added 2.5 quarts to bring it back up to near full. I did the oil change for her a week later, and found that the drain plug washer wasn't the right size (larger inner diameter and smaller outer diameter). Oil was slowly dripping out due to this ill fitted washer.
A couple of years later, it seems to remain quite healthy and not doing anything worrisome. It's on a steady diet of 15w40 now.
The Mazda Skyactiv engines also specifies 0W20 in the US, and 5W30 elsewhere. I've heard that Mazda even have 0w40 on the list for some parts of the world. When I tell people I use 5W30 in my Skyactiv, I get a lot of people trying to tell me that my engine will be damaged ...
Too bad Saturn wasnt still on its own. GM took them over and trashed them. They need to end this bailout idea. No more not again. No UAW either. The new mentality will be we are gonna make a better car for less. You work in a car factory because your passion is cars. If its not then find people who feel that way. The military has parachute riggers who pack chutes and randomly have to jump for quality control as well as other stuff. Lemon UAW cars will be bought back from the consumer from the workers wages. Lose .10 an hour for two weeks seems petty until 12 cars come back and its 1.20. They have screwed up and over people and now they have been put on notice. My recommendation is to let Jeremy Clarkson and his two sidekicks test a car before production and make them take a polygraph after so you can get a accurate measure if its good or not. Its bad when Hi Pount firearms has a better customer service/warranty than the Big 3. Let Glock take over QC at all UAW factories and whip them into shape.
unfortunately Moog is on its way to being another lousy aftermarket part. Nissan OEM is somewhat reasonable compared to other dealerships. I often get Nissan parts and surprised they are not that crazy. Check and compare before being committed to risking it all at Rockauto.
+1 ... The new PP 5W30 D1 Gen 2 is a great oil in my 2017 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L GDI ... It has a low NOACK to help with intake valve deposits , A5/B5 rated to prevent slipping out of oil grade (fuel dilution) , great cleaning ability and increased timing chain protection .
Originally Posted by Danno
I run PP 5W-30 SN+ D1G2 in my KIA 3.3L, works well. Would recommend for your application as well.