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Old 12-08-2010, 04:22 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Should I Switch?

Hello, I couldn't find anything specific regarding my question on the forums (forgive me if I missed anything) but lately I've made the decision to do my own oil change. I was wondering if someone could give me advice. I own a 04 maxima, with around 133k miles on it. The oil used on my recent oil changes were high mileage oil. I was wondering would there be any problems if i had switched to something like Mobil 1 EP Synthetic.
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I can't see why you would have any problems, but once you switch to a full synthetic you need to stay with it.

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Default Re: Should I Switch?

Shouldn't be any issues switching oils. They say you can swap back/forth between conventional and synthetic, but I would stick with synthetic once you make the switch.
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Default Re: Should I Switch?

Like they said, you can switch. I would stay with what your using now imo. Mobil 1 isnt gonna make a difference.
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Default Re: Should I Switch?

Switching wont hurt BUT! Like the other well knowledgable members have said once u got synthetic try to stick with it...
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Default Re: Should I Switch?

I some some issues when I went to full synthetic Mobil 1. I still use it and resolved the issues but it is a very very thin oil and it will find every leak you have.

Nizmo101 explained it to me a lot better, maybe he will chime in on his opinions of synthetic oils.
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Thank you everyone for your advice :D I think I'll be making the change this weekend.
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Originally Posted by slnned View Post
Thank you everyone for your advice :D I think I'll be making the change this weekend.
Check into Amsoil, Royal Purple, Castrol, etc...

Mobil 1 really isnt the greatest.
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Default Re: Should I Switch?

I have heard that switching to synthetic when you have been using regular oil at that mileage could cause some leaks at the gaskets. I dont know how true this is but i get conflicting info when i google it. Just something to keep in mind.
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