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1998 Nissan Altima Question: RECOMMENDED OIL WEIGHT

 

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gailerl, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Lakeland, FL, November 05, 2010, 01:08
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MY 98 NISSAN ALTIMA IS GETTING A replacement with a 78000 MILE ENGINE. MECHANIC IS PLANNING ON PUTTING IN 20/50 OIL VERSUS 30? my bad engine had that heavy weight because it was worn out. WHY would he make choice for such heavy weight? I LIVE IN FLORIDA AND HE CLAIMS ITS BETTER BUT?????

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    November 05, 2010, 05:06
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    20W50 is too much for that engine. Even in FL 10W40 is enough for your Nissan.
    Use a good quality oil, like Pennzoil and replace it every 3K miles.

    Zee

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    gailerl, November 06, 2010, 04:10
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    what about straight 30 or 40 versus 10W?

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    ZeeTech, November 06, 2010, 05:51
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    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_SAE_30_oil_and_10w30_oil

    Zee

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    November 06, 2010, 08:40
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    go with the recommened oil weight from nissan - should be 5-30 or 10-30.i would also use castrol gtx or castrol high mile oil.

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