What type of oil?

Asked by Jan 28, 2015 at 02:44 PM about the 2012 Nissan Sentra SE-R

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Engine oil works really good in engines. Try 5w-30. It usually tells you on the dipstick what it wants but not always.

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It's in the manual. If you don't have one you can get one at www.helminc.com Always use what the owner's manual recommends. Sometimes the weight of the required oil is on the oil filler cap located on the cam cover. I would run synthetic Mobil1 oil with the manufacturer's suggested weight for 7,500 miles or 1 year which ever comes first. If you do lots of city driving chang it at 5,000 miles.

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call the dealer ship any nissan dealer ask to talk to mechani and ask u will get the right answer my 02 nissan sentr ser take 5 w30 but the dealer will no more than me

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I have 2007 Nissan sentra/ 2.0L wich it's best oil for sinthcti

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I just bought Nissan Sentra gs 1.6 engine 2011 mdl what's the best oil to use considering manila is a traffic zone city , you can send your answer on my email roflores_626@yahoo.com thanks a lot cargurus .

Pls l want to know why 2008 Nissan sentra oil reduced


First of all, I own a 2016 Nissan Sentra and have the manual AND I downloaded the manual too. It does NOT tell you what weight or type of oil to use or even how much it holds. It rambles on about what climate you're in and use an SAE grade and API grade. There's nothing on the dipstick or engine compartment either.

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@Inkbuddy...Chapter 9 page 2 lists the oil change capacity with and without filter. In the narrative it lists 0w20 oil as recommended with 5w30 as an option. Chapter 9 page 6 shows 0w20 in the symbol at the upper right part of the page. Better get those glasses checked.

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