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Scheduled for my first oil change @6000K this weekend. Thinking of going with the recommended synthetic (Mobil 1). The service department says its a new thing for Nissan so they weren't much help with info as to benifits etc. Everything I have read says the extra cost is worth it in the long run. Is it true that you should stick with Dino oil for the first 10000K to ensure a proper "breaking in" of the engine? Any thoughts/comments appreciated.
 

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The mindset is that you should break-in with dino as it provides more friction to the surfaces during break-in. The C5 Corvette came from the factory packed with Mobil 1 form the start, so unless Chevrolet was doing something different, I think you should be good to go at 6000K.

They use to say cars required a 1000-3000k breakin period, however that was based on 1960-1970s cars. With todays improved manufacturing techniques and better raw materials they say the first few hours of running are the most critical.

This is just what I have read, however someone elses opinoin may be more grounded with experience.

I know at my first 6000k oil change, I will be switching to Mobil 1.
 

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Go for the synthetic, Nissan is using Esso oil, so I put Esso Ultron (it's a wonderfull synthetic UK oil) at my Xty.

Modern Nissan engines got thinner tolerances than older cars, so the less friction, less heat, less tear, better gas eficiency, better performance & it's like an insurance for the future of your engine.

I always used syntetic oils Esso Ultron or Mobil1 at my cars & engines were always great.
 

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manuelga,

Do you change the oil yourself? I'm just wondering how much extra the dealership would charge for a synthetic oil change considering the oil itself is 2-3 times more expensive than conventional.
 

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manuelga,

Do you change the oil yourself? I'm just wondering how much extra the dealership would charge for a synthetic oil change considering the oil itself is 2-3 times more expensive than conventional.
Waranty policies are very tight here so I make all the services at dealership while in waranty, then I make all the service by myself, except I don't have some specific tool.

I change my cars oil always, but not now for the Xty.
 

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I went with the synthetic and payed the difference as my dealer offers the first oil change at no charge. The regular oil was listed @ $7.50 for the complete change and the Mobil 1 synthetic was $8.? per liter. It ended up costing me 30 bucks or so but after doing the research it was $ well spent. Thank to those who replied.
 
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