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Old 11-16-2016, 02:57 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default MY First Oil Change. 2005 Max. 116k. Which oil??

Ok, so I recently bought a 2005 Maxima SE 2 months ago at 112k miles. It now has 116k and noticed the previous owner's oil change sticker and it says 5w30 synthetic.

The problem is, I seem to have developed the timing chain ticking noise so it appears that I will soon need to change the timing chain tensioners. Unable to spend the $2k to have the tensioners replaced, I need to make the Maxima last a good 3-6months before I can afford to replace them.

Also, my car seems to use/burn a good amount of oil as I added 1quart a month ago and it is still low.

I've also read that synthetic is thinner than conventional and may be a problem with higher mileage engines because synthetic may leak through the seals.

So my questions are:
Do I stick with the synthetic or go back to conventional (or a blend)?
I live in Georgia, so it doesn't get TOO cold in the winter but typically stays in the 30's, do I stay with 5w-30 or switch to something else?
What oil would be best to reduce the motor using oil/burning oil?
What oil would help my situation with the timing belt tensioners that are worn out?
Which filter should I use?

Thanks!
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Default Re: MY First Oil Change. 2005 Max. 116k. Which oil??

Run synthetic and add an oil stabilizer.
Stay with 5w30 in the winter, in the summer might need to switch to 10w30.
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Default Re: MY First Oil Change. 2005 Max. 116k. Which oil??

I decided to go with mobile 1 0w40 and OEM filter. Runs like a champ!

Reason I decided to go with this oil was because of the great oil analysis reports for our engines. Not a lot of oil is used/burned with this oil and there is a significant reduction in metal particles found.

Installed a catch can too, so I'm excited to see what it looks like after 1k
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Default Re: MY First Oil Change. 2005 Max. 116k. Which oil??

Originally Posted by sausec17 View Post
Ok, so I recently bought a 2005 Maxima SE 2 months ago at 112k miles. It now has 116k and noticed the previous owner's oil change sticker and it says 5w30 synthetic.

The problem is, I seem to have developed the timing chain ticking noise so it appears that I will soon need to change the timing chain tensioners. Unable to spend the $2k to have the tensioners replaced, I need to make the Maxima last a good 3-6months before I can afford to replace them.

Also, my car seems to use/burn a good amount of oil as I added 1quart a month ago and it is still low.

I've also read that synthetic is thinner than conventional and may be a problem with higher mileage engines because synthetic may leak through the seals.

So my questions are:
Do I stick with the synthetic or go back to conventional (or a blend)?
I live in Georgia, so it doesn't get TOO cold in the winter but typically stays in the 30's, do I stay with 5w-30 or switch to something else?
What oil would be best to reduce the motor using oil/burning oil?
What oil would help my situation with the timing belt tensioners that are worn out?
Which filter should I use?

Thanks!
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Default Re: MY First Oil Change. 2005 Max. 116k. Which oil??

Originally Posted by sausec17 View Post
I decided to go with mobile 1 0w40 and OEM filter. Runs like a champ!

Reason I decided to go with this oil was because of the great oil analysis reports for our engines. Not a lot of oil is used/burned with this oil and there is a significant reduction in metal particles found.

Installed a catch can too, so I'm excited to see what it looks like after 1k
Little bump here , might be the next oil I ll use , any pics of the catch can by any chance !
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Default Re: MY First Oil Change. 2005 Max. 116k. Which oil??

Originally Posted by sausec17 View Post
Ok, so I recently bought a 2005 Maxima SE 2 months ago at 112k miles. It now has 116k and noticed the previous owner's oil change sticker and it says 5w30 synthetic.

The problem is, I seem to have developed the timing chain ticking noise so it appears that I will soon need to change the timing chain tensioners. Unable to spend the $2k to have the tensioners replaced, I need to make the Maxima last a good 3-6months before I can afford to replace them.

Also, my car seems to use/burn a good amount of oil as I added 1quart a month ago and it is still low.

I've also read that synthetic is thinner than conventional and may be a problem with higher mileage engines because synthetic may leak through the seals.

So my questions are:
Do I stick with the synthetic or go back to conventional (or a blend)?
I live in Georgia, so it doesn't get TOO cold in the winter but typically stays in the 30's, do I stay with 5w-30 or switch to something else?
What oil would be best to reduce the motor using oil/burning oil?
What oil would help my situation with the timing belt tensioners that are worn out?
Which filter should I use?

Thanks!
I would use a blend at this point
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