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  • Location:Brisbane
  • Car(s): 2002 M35 stagea
VQ25DET engine oiltype.
I was hoping to use Royal Purple to do an oil change but cant locate a supplier in Brisbanes western suburbs
I was going to use a fully synthetic 10w-40w synthetic. what is a good second choice /

The 50 odd pages on oil in the skyline forums don't relate to this motor and opinion is very diverse because of the different motors spoken of.
does the turbo run off the engine oil?

Posted 17 January 2011 - 02:16 PM


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yes the turbo uses the engine oil for lubrication and some cooling (there are water lines for additional cooling)

a 5w30 or 10w40 is fine. even a 10w30.

nissan say 7.5w30 but only they make that weight. im trying factory nissan oil on the next change (hopefully this weekend coming)

Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:01 PM

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I believe Nissan oil is a Motul oil.

Posted 17 January 2011 - 05:42 PM

FOR SALE

 

R33 GTS-t stock airbox, snorkel and K&N filter http://www.skylinesa...-k-n-airfilter/

 

RB25DET fuel rails http://www.skylinesa...ails-with-regs/

 

RB25DET coil pack cover http://www.skylinesa...pack-covers-x2/

 

RB25DET standard boost solenoids http://www.skylinesa...t-solenoids-x2/

 

Cannon muffler ready to bolt on R33GTSt, twin tipped muffler.  http://www.skylinesa...er-and-5-decat/


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never heard that before. but ok

Posted 17 January 2011 - 05:46 PM

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VR38DETT GTR uses mobil 1, 0W- 40 at Nissan service... can't be bad!

I think its pretty much been covered before, but most agree a high quality oil form Gulf Western, Motul or Royal Purple. 5L of it.
oils are one of these things people get picky about. So there are loads of opinions flying round.

Posted 17 January 2011 - 05:53 PM

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Nissan oil defiantly isn't derived from a Motul oil stock, trying to think back to the last time I actually looked into this once before and for some reason either Castrol or Caltex keep popping into my head over who manufactures Nissan's retail bottled oil.

Either way, I use Castrol Edge 5w-30, its a good synthetic oil for the price otherwise yeah, lots of options under the sun. Motul oils are widely used (Turbolight and X-Cess come to mind) and they're a great oil. Again nothing wrong with Royal Purple, that stuff there is like liquid candy for your engine so its a real treat.

And there is absolutely nothing wrong with Nissan's own spec oil either, I can't remember if its a mineral or synthetic base stock oil though but they have only the 1 oil suits all for their petrol engines which as Iain said is 7.5w30, a strange number Nissan come up with but there you go.

Posted 18 January 2011 - 07:52 AM


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nissan factory oil is a blend of synth and mineral.

Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:47 AM

"I don't always Nissan, but when I do, I Renault."


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If you really, really want to find out a bit more about which oils are really good, good, not so good and crap, invest a day or so at Bob Is The Oil Guy and have a look at the forums and results there.

As an aside, I have been changing every 10,000kms with a Group V oil and my Stagea has passed 200,000kms and is still running beautifully.

Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:14 AM

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Nissan oil defiantly isn't derived from a Motul oil stock, trying to think back to the last time I actually looked into this once before and for some reason either Castrol or Caltex keep popping into my head over who manufactures Nissan's retail bottled oil.


Last time I looked into it there was evidence that Nissan uses or has used a Motul derived oil. I can't find any of the links (with a quick search). I don't know if this is fact, like most keyboard warriors I am only repeating what I have read.

Any decent semi-syn or synthetic oil with around 10w-40w will do the job fine as long as you service the car with sensible intervals. With the low cost of oil testing it is worthwhile sending a sample away if you want to know what is happening inside your engine.

Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:44 AM

FOR SALE

 

R33 GTS-t stock airbox, snorkel and K&N filter http://www.skylinesa...-k-n-airfilter/

 

RB25DET fuel rails http://www.skylinesa...ails-with-regs/

 

RB25DET coil pack cover http://www.skylinesa...pack-covers-x2/

 

RB25DET standard boost solenoids http://www.skylinesa...t-solenoids-x2/

 

Cannon muffler ready to bolt on R33GTSt, twin tipped muffler.  http://www.skylinesa...er-and-5-decat/


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gulf western sougi s6000 is the cheapest you can get in a great syn (as good in my opinion as anything else) and comes in at about $60

royal purple can be bought through autobarn for about $100

or motul 300v chrono will be about $120

i haven't used the others but the gulf western oil is great

i ran nulon syn but apparently its only a group 3 syn whereas the others listed above are group 5

the nulon got noisy after about 3000 kms

Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:06 PM

Current Cars:

C34 Series 2 Stagea RS Four S - Factory Manual, Dayz Neo Body Kit, RB25NEO, R34 Brakes, TBE, Impul Shocks, Short Shifter, 18's
R31 Silhouette - Manual, Watanabe RS-8's
AE93 Corolla GTi - House paint on roof, dents, oh and a 100kw 4AGE :)

Past Cars:

Purple R32 Gtst Spec M - FMIC, Zorst, Coilovers etc
S13 Silvia - fair few mods
'97 Outback

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gulf western sougi s6000 is the cheapest you can get in a great syn (as good in my opinion as anything else) and comes in at about $60

royal purple can be bought through autobarn for about $100

or motul 300v chrono will be about $120

i haven't used the others but the gulf western oil is great

i ran nulon syn but apparently its only a group 3 syn whereas the others listed above are group 5

the nulon got noisy after about 3000 kms

+1
Just too bad that the Sougi S6000 is now discontinued :down:
If ever there was a case where shit marketing let an awesome product down, that would be it.

Also agree with Nulon. Full synthetic my arse.
(it doesn't go well in Magna's either :ermm: )

Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:30 PM

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Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

The extreme stance crowd doesn't care about how a car drives or performs. As long as it looks cool to their mates. These guys don't really like cars, they like trends and fashion.


  • Location:Brisbane
  • Car(s): 2002 M35 stagea

Last time I looked into it there was evidence that Nissan uses or has used a Motul derived oil. I can't find any of the links (with a quick search). I don't know if this is fact, like most keyboard warriors I am only repeating what I have read.

Any decent semi-syn or synthetic oil with around 10w-40w will do the job fine as long as you service the car with sensible intervals. With the low cost of oil testing it is worthwhile sending a sample away if you want to know what is happening inside your engine.

I requested an oil test and got a company in Sydney reply that it wouldn't be worth my while so I didn't pursue this.
Who have you used?

Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:40 PM


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There was a thread on this in forced induction recently started by Duncan but if you can't find anything useful there, Dan at Elite Racing Developments in Qld should be able to point the way to who he uses but pretty much they send you a sample jar to be returned.

Posted 18 January 2011 - 07:36 PM

FOR SALE

 

R33 GTS-t stock airbox, snorkel and K&N filter http://www.skylinesa...-k-n-airfilter/

 

RB25DET fuel rails http://www.skylinesa...ails-with-regs/

 

RB25DET coil pack cover http://www.skylinesa...pack-covers-x2/

 

RB25DET standard boost solenoids http://www.skylinesa...t-solenoids-x2/

 

Cannon muffler ready to bolt on R33GTSt, twin tipped muffler.  http://www.skylinesa...er-and-5-decat/


  • Car(s):2002 M35 stagea
I use the penrite full synth 5w30 it comes in around $50 and after 5 to 6 thousand kms it's still smooth running and not too dark when drained..
I've been using penrite for years Now since all my 4AGE modding days and never had any probs never saw any build- up and deposits when pulling apart engines.
That's just my 2cents..

Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:06 AM


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oil should be dark when drained

it has degreasers and detergents in it and its a common misconception that clean oil is good oil

if it comes out clean then its not doing its job

Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:47 PM

Current Cars:

C34 Series 2 Stagea RS Four S - Factory Manual, Dayz Neo Body Kit, RB25NEO, R34 Brakes, TBE, Impul Shocks, Short Shifter, 18's
R31 Silhouette - Manual, Watanabe RS-8's
AE93 Corolla GTi - House paint on roof, dents, oh and a 100kw 4AGE :)

Past Cars:

Purple R32 Gtst Spec M - FMIC, Zorst, Coilovers etc
S13 Silvia - fair few mods
'97 Outback

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oil should be dark when drained

it has degreasers and detergents in it and its a common misconception that clean oil is good oil

if it comes out clean then its not doing its job


AMEN to that. finally someone who knows what used oil should look like when its drained from an engine.

Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:12 PM

"I don't always Nissan, but when I do, I Renault."


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should still feel slippery tho :)

Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:23 PM

Current Cars:

C34 Series 2 Stagea RS Four S - Factory Manual, Dayz Neo Body Kit, RB25NEO, R34 Brakes, TBE, Impul Shocks, Short Shifter, 18's
R31 Silhouette - Manual, Watanabe RS-8's
AE93 Corolla GTi - House paint on roof, dents, oh and a 100kw 4AGE :)

Past Cars:

Purple R32 Gtst Spec M - FMIC, Zorst, Coilovers etc
S13 Silvia - fair few mods
'97 Outback

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youd hope so with it being oil and all hahaha

Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:02 AM

"I don't always Nissan, but when I do, I Renault."


  • Car(s):2002 M35 stagea
^^ ok let me rephrase it is definately darker just not sludgy like some lower line oils come out.. Full synth oils definately come out cleaner after 5000kms then a semi/ mineral base since there meant for longer use.
U can't argue that. I'm not saying it makes an oil better or worse it's just a fact.

Posted 22 January 2011 - 05:17 PM


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yeah i get what your saying but sougi is well know to be high in detergents and will go dark after a couple 1000 kms

Posted 22 January 2011 - 05:42 PM

Current Cars:

C34 Series 2 Stagea RS Four S - Factory Manual, Dayz Neo Body Kit, RB25NEO, R34 Brakes, TBE, Impul Shocks, Short Shifter, 18's
R31 Silhouette - Manual, Watanabe RS-8's
AE93 Corolla GTi - House paint on roof, dents, oh and a 100kw 4AGE :)

Past Cars:

Purple R32 Gtst Spec M - FMIC, Zorst, Coilovers etc
S13 Silvia - fair few mods
'97 Outback




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