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Date Registered: 07-2004
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Engine Oil 101



Great explanation of engine oil, and dispels a few myths about idleing and warm up.

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 I am sure this topic is one of interest, but without starting a big 'SYNTHETIC -v- NON SYNTHETIC' war, just wondering what oils you guys are using.

 Any bad or good experiences.

 On a personal note, I have just changed to Mobil 1 Synthetic 5w/30. I have been checking out the main QR25DE forum and it appears to be the oil of choice and considering these guys are running massive engine upgrades and nitrous, then it can't be all bad.

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Date Registered: 08-2005
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Hi Brett,
I use castrol sythetic R 5w-30 I have since new. In my Bluebird I used Mobil 1 for seven year from new did 280,000km and at 240,000km I had a timming change noise so I took it to nissan and they said it was common in the bluebird but at 85-95'000kms I told them I have only ever put Mobil 1 in the car he was intregued so he did a compressoin test and connected to consult and told me the engine was in perfect condition and the timming chain noise was at the early stage and at the rate of wear should see me out for another 100,000kms as I planed to sell the car I did nothing about it. The irony of the story is if I got the noise in the warranty period they had a rectification for it at no cost otherwise it was an $1800 charge. The reason I use castrol is in comparision the elements are very close to each other heat rating ,sulphur and the like castrol is heaps cheaper to thats my 50 cents worth
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Date Registered: 12-2005
Location: Northern NSW
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Hey,
I have to agree with Dave4x4. I use the Castrol Racing Synthetic R(in both 5w-30 and 10w/40, depending on car) and have never had any problems with it.

I used Mobil 1 in my other Nissan(N14 Pulsar SSS) and after switching to Castrol, I have managed to tune the car for lower emissions with no other modifications fitted and lowered the oil consuption rate.

From memory, Mobil 1 has not changed 'recipe' in over 10 years. Castrol has in the mean time, developed a great product that I thoroughly recommend.

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Sorry to rehash an old topic, but I am just after ideas on what type of 'upgraded' oil filters are being used. Now that I am running with the Mobil 1 Synthetic, I want to be sure that it is doing it's thing.

I see that K&N has one out now, but it lists it for the 2005 [sign in to see URL] model. Anyone know why this is ??

I realise that not much harm can be done if you change your oil every 5-10,000km's, but I just want to be sure.

Especially if I go ahead with the mods in 2006.

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 I have been researching this topic and it appears that the best two on the market are the Nissan OEM and the K&N. Price-wise they are $21 and $24 respectively.

 I like the look of the K&N, however it only lists the X-trail year models of 2005 and 2006 in its catalogue. Does anybody know why and if the oil filter has changed between series 1 and series 2 ??

 Thanks

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Brett,

I would stick to the Nissan oil filter, as it is reasonably priced and does the job just fine.

Looks are not important to me for this particular part emoticon

I can send you some K&N stickers if you wanna make your oil filter look pretty. hehehe

I don't think the oil filter plays a major role in "performance enhancement" so I think you should yourself the extra 3 bucks if you wanna get the K&N.

As for the K&N part numbers, their system seems to be out of date, as even the air filter part number is only designed for the 2LT xtrail (according to their system) but I know for a fact that it is designed for all [sign in to see URL] xtrails.

You'll be better off calling them direct to verify this info.

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Date Registered: 08-2005
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Hi Brett,
I use Sukura oil filters and air $[sign in to see URL] for oil & $[sign in to see URL] for air they rate very high in quality and performance and if you put the nissan oil filter and the Sukura one together you would swear they were made in the smae factory. Sukura are made in japan anyway as with everything that comes from Japan it's quality I've never had a problem I have run these filters in my bluebird for 360,000kms no problem with synthetic oil.
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quote:

I can send you some K&N stickers if you wanna make your oil filter look pretty. hehehe



 I don't mean 'like' as in looks, I mean 'like' as in the filtering and flow rates as apposed to the cheaper brands. emoticon

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Fair enough Brett, I will still send you those K&N stickers now that you have seen how the original oil filter looks like. hahaha emoticon

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