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Due to the weather change, I am about to get ready to change my oil. I have a 94 Altima, and I was wondering what weight of oil does everyone in here use? Im gonna stick with Castrol, so you can't change my mind as far as name brand goes. Should I get 10w-30 or 5w-30 or what? Please write back and help me out. THANX!!!!
 

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I stay in Memphis,TN. It gets kinda cold here, but we dont have alot of bad weather. During the average winter, we might get 1-2 weeks of snow.
 

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Nissan's service manual suggests the use of SAE 5W-30 for all temperatures, but if you are not expecting temperatures under 0 degrees F, you can go with SAE 10W-30.
 

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yeah. only worry is starting temp...but 10w-30 should cover it.
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I use 15w-40!

Yeah. Its a little thicker and smoother for my high mileage engine. My friends dad works for peco and supposidely thats all they use in there cars and trucks. If they use it its gotta be good. Plus I notice a smoother engine after it.
 

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Re: Re: What type of Oil to use?

kenshi said:


You change your oil just when the weather changes?
Damn! The weather changes every day here - I'd better get started...
 

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Re: I use 15w-40!

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Yeah. Its a little thicker and smoother for my high mileage engine. My friends dad works for peco and supposidely thats all they use in there cars and trucks. If they use it its gotta be good. Plus I notice a smoother engine after it.
Not good for the engine on single digit winter days.
 

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In PA in never hits single digits!

Yeah its cool here. I will never be that bad here. Who knows. If it was I wouldnt drive.
 

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Interesting tidbit that I learned today... My friend was having a BMW meet, and this dude with an E46 M3 shows up. Turns out, E46 M3's (the newest ones) use 5W30, even in normal weather. :p
 
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