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I just broke 1000 miles today on the way to work. Only 200 more and I am out of the break-in period.

I am thinking about dumping my oil this weekend and putting a new filter on. I think this is a good idea because when breaking in the engine doesn't that leave some metal shavings floating around?

I then think I will do it again at the 3500 mark to start my normal changes.

1)I am looking for opinions, should I change it this weekend?

2)It's ok to switch to synthetic now correct?

3)What brand of oil filter do you like to use? (Please no flames of others just your brand and maybe why)

4)Also I have only changed my oil once in my life, and that was the last change I did on my jeep. I assume the X has zirk fittings that need to be greased with oil changes do you know how many there are?

5)Any thing else I should do while changing the oil besides checking all other fluids?

TIA for the help.
 

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Change it at about the 1200-1500 mile mark.
I would stick to either a 3000 or 5000 (if going to synthetic)
I use the Nissan OEM filters (bought from yournissanparts.com)
Nothing to grease on the new X's.
 

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Changed at the 1000 mile mark(just passed 2000 miles the other day).
Put in Mobile 5000 and used a Mobile 1 filter.
I found that the stock filter was on pretty tight and it was a little diffacult to remove through the little window in the front skid plate. If I were to do it over again I would take the whole front skid off.
 

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EDITED to reflect mistake caught by Muzikman below. Good thing he caught that!

Yea change it now. I'd run more Dino before switching to Synthetic myself. I would not use a Fram filter for sure. Nissan is good but don't forget there is a copper looking washer that should come off the Drain plug stud and a NEW one goes on. Look at how the old one was installed as far as what side goes towards engine. Re install new copper washer and re install drain plug.

They did away with the zerks because people were over greasing them. If you ever need to grease one for some wild reason, they make a needle that fits on the end of a grease gun to piece the rubber and shoot grease in, you enter at a sever slant to retain the seal and seal it afterwards with a rubber cement. But that is just in a case to tie you over for a repair.

I have AMSOIL synthetic in mine, made the switch at 15K Biggest thing I notice is a solid 10 degree drop in running temp. Towing and otherwise.
197 to 187 degrees. It's not because of a weather change, I ran it down south in 90 degree weather and same running temp.

MC
 

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USMC XTERRA said:
LOL glad you caught that mistake! LOL although I don't think it will fit on the filter! LOL Yea drain plug! MC
I was hoping you some how didn't get that crush washer to fit on the filter. :)
 

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Muzikman said:
USMC XTERRA said:
LOL glad you caught that mistake! LOL although I don't think it will fit on the filter! LOL Yea drain plug! MC
I was hoping you some how didn't get that crush washer to fit on the filter. :)
But if he did, we would have to know how :geek:
 

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LOL yea I had something that did take a washer on the filter, More than likely the Kenworth, fuel filter looks a lot like an oil filter thus the mix up. I work on too many things!

But, as far as the drain plug, I am kind of surprised to see the material they used. I was expecting a plastic type like the old chevy's. It sure is hard to dig off the plug if you are not looking for it, you would miss it. and not that it would matter. But if you have a new one by gosh lets use it!
 

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According to Nissan documentation, there are two schedules for oil change intervals. The first is every 3750 miles and the second is 7500 miles. Use the "Schedule 1" if
Follow Periodic Maintenance Schedule 1 if your driving habits frequently includes
one or more of the following driving conditions:
 Repeated short trips of less than 5 miles (8 km).
 Repeated short trips of less than 10 miles (16 km) with outside temperatures
remaining below freezing.
 Operating in hot weather in stop-and-go “rush hour� traffic.
 Extensive idling and/or low speed driving for long distances, such as police,
taxi or door-to-door delivery use.
 Driving in dusty conditions.
 Driving on rough, muddy, or salt spread roads.
 Towing a trailer or using a car-top carrier.
Otherwise use the schedule 2 7500 mile oil change interval. I use a full synthetic so I do the 7500 unless I have been offroad or dusty environment.
 

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I am not sure why Nissan doesn't have a 1500 break in change. When I changed mine around 1500 it was BLACK and had quite a few fine metal shavings (they can't really be seen, but can be picked out by a magnet).
 
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