Oil and change intervals for 3.0l GU Patrol

Submitted: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 12:12
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Hi There,

Nissan recommend 10k service intervals. I was thinking I'll change at 5k myself and leave the 10k to a pro (for warranty reasons). What do others do? What oil do you use?

Thanks,
Leroy
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Reply By: Rob W. - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 12:24

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 12:24
Hi Leroy,
I change oil and filter every 5000 k myself, keep the receipts and write the mileage on the receipts (for record). I use Nissan diesel oil and filter.
I also change the air filter sooner than the 40,000 k's recommended in the service book, when ever it looks too dirty to allow free air flow (more for my own peace of mind)

Regards,
Rob
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 13:21

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 13:21
I always watch air filters. I have already changed my air filter once in 5k!

Leroy
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Reply By: Andrew - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 12:59

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 12:59
Hi Leroy

The 10k intervals listed by most manufacturers are for "normal duty". If your use is not covered by their definition of normal ie towing, off-road, days other than sunday etc, then it is not unusual to use shorter oil change intervals.
Short trips where the vehicle doesn't become properly heated up are a good example of useage that contaminates oil more then normal. Contamination being the issue.
If you are using high quality oil then the only issue you have is the extra cost and that may be outweighed by the peace of mind.

An alternative is to change filters more often than you change the oil.

regards

A
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Reply By: Member -ace ( SA ) - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 13:04

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 13:04
G'day Leroy,I change mine at each 5000 k and leave the recommended ones to the dealer, the manual actually contradicts its self in a couple of places stating 5, 7.5 and also 10 k if i remember correctly, I also purchase the oil from nissan and keep the receipts with the log book, regards, Adrian.
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Follow Up By: Diesel Do - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 13:33

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 13:33
I've always had mine changed at 5k, but now I want to do it myself - no more dealer charges..

What do you do with the old oil?
Thanks.
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Follow Up By: joc45 - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 15:19

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 15:19
Diesel Do,
Not sure about your local council, but here in WA, the Stirling city has an oil recycling facility (no cost) at its rubbish tip, where you take your old containers of oil to the depot and empty it all into a big drum for recycling.
cheers,
Gerry
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 16:27

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 16:27
just put it in a 20l container then to the recycler at the tip.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Diesel Do - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 21:49

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 21:49
Thanks joc and Leroy.

Seems too easy! Last time I took a trip to the Wingfield dump - er recycling centre - they charged something like $35 to empty a box trailer of garden rubbish. I'll give them a call.

Thanks again.
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Reply By: gonebush - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 13:41

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 13:41
For the 'in between' 5000km, I buy the oil and filter from Nissan and get the local servo to do it for $20. They dispose of the old oil and filter and also stamp the log book.

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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 17:47

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 17:47
I do like the others, oil only at 5000 & oil & filters includeing air @10000
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Reply By: goingplatinumcomau - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 01:44

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 01:44
Why bother wasteing your money on extra oil changes when the Motor is going to Blow anyway ?
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 09:59

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 09:59
course it is...idiot!
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