Second Generation Nissan Xterra Forums banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
on line
Joined
·
80 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Is it too early to go to synthetic?

I've run Amsoil in my twin turbo Audi for years but I'd rather run something more readily available for the X. Is Mobil 1 Extended the hookup? What are you guys running? 5W-30?
 

·
on line
Joined
·
809 Posts
I run mobil 1 10w-30 with a change interval of 4500 miles.

Be prepared to fight with your oil filter. It will be on WAAAAAAAY too tight from the factory. Some have been able to get at it through the passenger wheel well, I have had to remove the windage tray on the X, an '05 Pathy, and an '07 Murano.

Regardless a big strap wrench or a big pipe wrench will be needed.
 

·
on line
Joined
·
707 Posts
Mobile 1 5w-30 5000-6000 miles for my last couple oil changes. I might try Royal Purple for the next one just for kicks but Mobile 1 has worked out fine and I noticed a slightly quieter engine after switching to synthetic.

As far as too soon everything I have read says after the first couple thousand miles you are safe.
 

·
on line
Joined
·
379 Posts
I just changed my 08 to synthetic at 3k miles.

I agree with import- be prepared for a small battle with the oil filter. I eventually took off the skid plate to get to it after cutting myself up pretty good trying to go behind the tire and through the access panel.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top