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Ryco filters are ok;

This is from the M35 info thread, looks like your HR uses the same filters as VQs

Oil filter is Ryco Z436 or Z445 : Nismo (Veruspeed) 15208-RN010 : K&N: HP-1008 : Amsoil Ea012
z445 - seal diameter 63mm, height - 65mm, seam diameter - 68mm, thread size - M20-x1.5-6Hmm
z436 - seal diameter 64mm, height - 66mm, seam diameter - 69.50mm, thread size - M20-x1.5-6Hmm

So either of the rycos is ok since they're almost the same size, IIRC one is cheaper.

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Are Ryco oil filters any good ? What's the correct part number for the VQ35HR ? Some said Z445 and some said Z436 ?

For some reason, the ryco webpage lists a Z436 for the V35, but Z445 for every other vehicle with the same engine, including the 350Z.

Most other sources list the Z445. The Z547 also fits, but is 20mm longer

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  • 2 weeks later...

I use both German Castrol 0w30 during winter and Amsoil ATM 10w40 during summer, both are good. But she seems happier with Amsoil, so I might keep on using Amsoil from now on. Either ATM or ATO 5w30.

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I've got about another 250kms left until I'll be due for the first service since I've owned my V36.

I've been looking at the Martini Racing Oil line, but can't seem to workout where to buy it.

What are the current recommended good quality oils I should be looking into?

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Hah. I didn't realise I already responded to this last year, thinking this was a new thread. Stupid me.

And I meant to say HPR 5W40, not 10W40. Don't want to mess that up on a winter's day.

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That's a fair point, but I bet these days its unlikely any of the oils sold are likely going to cause an engine to self destruct.

I ended up referring to another forum bobistheoilguy.com and think I'll settle with an oil I can readily pick up from autobarn etc relatively cheap at $85 for 5L that seems to have good feedback from used oil analysis tests and users in general. Looks like I will settle with Liqui-Moly 5w30 Leichtluft special LL (seems Nissan run liqui-moly in their bathurst 12H GTR as well) and I'll run genuine filters.

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People don't keep their cars long enough to see the benefits of fancy engine oils. Most will be sold/written off/pop the motor due to mods before before they hit 200,000-300,000km

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I have been using Castrol Edge 5W-30 for years.. I just wait for one of the local auto stores to have a special on for around $40/5L and buy about 4 of them.. I use the same oil in my wife's J31 Maxima.

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Maybe ill get crucified for this but I've used Castrol Edge 5w-30 for 4 services and found that the engine wasn't as smooth and fuel consumption was a tad worse compared to the Motul oil I am using now. Could be due to other factors that I am unaware of. So now I am sticking to Motul. But I am open to suggestions and trying out other oils as well.

I think some people swear by what they use cause their mechanics use specific oils and tell them how good they are. At the end of the day comes down to personal preference....imo anyway

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yeah, I think a lot is personal preference. in my last car I tried lots of different oils (of the same weight), and couldn't detect any difference between any of them in terms of performance or economy, so these days I just stick with a reasonable quality oil that doesn't cost too much.

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