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What kind of oil should I use?

Hey Guys,

It's about time for me to change my oil. It's actually overdue :? I'm new to the truck scene and don't know what to use. I've used CASTROL SYNTEC on my Acura Integra for years and was extremely happy with it. Can I use this on my Titan? Also, what viscosity is good for trucks? I currently live in hell. (Phoenix, AZ) so I was thinking 10W-40? I'm moving to Houston, TX in about a month and the humidity is higher there. So many options....


Oh!?, filter suggestions would be nice too...

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I'll help you out.

Oil filter, stock or whatever brand you like. (Everyone is different.)

The truck doesn't really like 10W30 (The top end will really chatter at startup with 10W30) most people are running either 0W40 or 5W30 oil.
Here's the link to the Oil analysis that people have submitted of different oils and viscosity's.

http://www.clubtitan.org/postt53.html

I just got done running that new Mobil 1 15,000 mile extended Protection 5W30 to 7,000 miles and here's my analysis.
http://www.clubtitan.org/modules.php...wnload&id=4991

I'm presently half way to a 9000 mile run with the same oil and should have the test results toward the end of next month.

Hope this helps.
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1) I ran Mobil1 5w30 for one change, per owner's manual interval, w/Nissan filter. Seem to run fine but looked brown sooner than I would have thought. Not real scientific but ...
"The Mobil 1® 5W-30 grade delivers the viscosity recommended for most General Motors vehicles and many imports. Mobil 1 5W-30 is the approved and the first choice of premium car manufacturers, including Corvette. Mobil 1 5W-30 meets:
* GM 6094M, GM 4718M (Corvette spec)
* Ford WSS-M2C929-A
* ACEA A1/B1
* ILSAC GF-4 (API Certified - Starburst)
"

2) Switched to the new Mobil 1 Extended Performance 5W-30 on the last change, per owner's manual interval. This oil is a.k.a M1 15,000 mile oil. Same early browning.
"Mobil 1 Extended Performance 5W-30 meets the following industry approvals:
* ACEA A1/A5, B1/B5
* API SL
* It also meets the requirements for diesel powered vehicles where an API CF or CD oil is recommended.

All Mobil 1 Extended Performance viscosity grades have been tested to be fully compatible with engine seals and conventional oils. A special oil filter is not required.
Mobil 1 Extended Performance motor oil is designed for today's longer service intervals. Mobil 1 Extended Performance products contain 50 percent more SuperSyn, 37 percent more cleaning agents, and 36 percent more anti-wear additives than Mobil 1. Mobil 1 Extended Performance with the Advanced SuperSyn System helps keep engines running like new and helps extend engine life by reducing wear and oil breakdown. Please follow the recommendations in your owner's manual while your car is under warranty."

3) Next change will be back to old M1, but in the 0W40 weight. The European car makers have approved of this sole M1 offering:
"Mobil 1 0W-40 meets key industry and car builder specifications for:
* Mercedes MB 229.5
* BMW Longlife 01
* Porsche Approval List 2002
* VW 502.00/505.00/503.01
* GM-LL-A-025 (gasoline)
* GM-LL-B-025 (diesel)
* ACEA A3, B3/B4
* API SM/CF

Exceeding industry standards and the major leading builder requirements is the cornerstone of the performance reserve that lets Mobil 1 0W-40 keep performing well after conventional oils cannot. Mobil 1 0W-40 provides the widest range of protection -- providing the extreme cold start protection of an 0W grade and the high temperature protection of an SAE 40 grade".
Data sheets for the above are at mobil1.com
Redline and Amsoil are very good, but until they are available at my local Walmart or Kragen, Mobil1 is good enough for my Titan.

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im running the mobil 1 super synthetic (15k) 5w30 and love it!

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So what do you guys think of Castrol Syntec 10W-40?

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So what do you guys think of Castrol Syntec 10W-40?
If you like Castrol Syntec try to find some 0w30 made in germany at auto zone its made with better base stock than the rest of the syntec line. Other than that M1 5w30 ep is the way to go the Titan seems really happy with both quiet, NO consuption, and good oil analsys results what more can you ask for?
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A good quality oil and filter will work great, just stay within the viscosity outline in the owners manual and you'll have nothing to worry about.

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I have been running Castrol Syntec 5w-30 since my first oil change and it works great. Comes out almost as clean as it went in. Engine is quiet and runs smoothly with good, for a Titan, gas mileage of 17mpg. I use a Purolator Pure One filter and change every 5000 miles. I Have used Castrol products in all my nissan Z cars over the years, (6 of them) and in my 2 nissan trucks and have never had any oil related problems.

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What is the opinion on this?

I was looking at the oil selection at Walmart today and happened by the Shell Rotella shelf. I thought that after getting rid of my Powerstroke for my Titan I would never look here again. I notice there was a Synthetic 5W-40 that has the ratings needed for our engines. Has anyone tried this oil for our application? I know the price is comparable with the othen synthetics at this store but the viscosity range seems like good coverage for cold starts and hot runs down the highway.

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