Oil

Asked by May 08, 2016 at 11:46 PM about the 2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've had numerous expensive repairs. Last
was replacing 2 catylatic converters. This
was just a couple weeks ago. Seems when
rpm gets high and gears are turning, i hear
rattling noises. Also the oil is burning up
already. I would list my replacements but
that's neither here nor there. I absolutely
love the x. Regardless. Obviously I don't
want to keep spending money having to
take to shop. So, my question is what oil
are you guys using in these trucks? It's just
over 100,000 miles. (Yes a 2005!) would
any recommend high mileage, blend, or full
synthetic. Please let me know! And
explain... thanks. -STEVE

1 Answer

43,695

One problem is the car manufacturers are saying that it is normal for an engine to burn off 1 quart of oil per 1000 miles. This is due to engineers designing engines to get the required gas mileage standards put on the manufacture, as new cars come out each year. About the only thing you can do to slow up the oil burning is to run a 10w 30 conventional oil in the engine. Manufactures recommend a 5w30 synthetic oil which may be too thin for a higher engine if it is starting to burn oil. The rattle just may be in the exhaust system, a heat shield or something.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Nissan Xterra Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Nissan Xterra Experts

#1 Ryan Scott
Ryan Scott
Reputation 200
#2 Travis Hoyle
Travis Hoyle
Reputation 180
#3 Robert Lavallee
Robert Lavallee
Reputation 150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota 4Runner
377 Great Deals out of 20,976 listings starting at $2,495
Used Nissan Pathfinder
478 Great Deals out of 24,597 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Frontier
499 Great Deals out of 23,014 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Tacoma
711 Great Deals out of 32,261 listings starting at $2,750
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
912 Great Deals out of 66,711 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Wrangler
522 Great Deals out of 18,483 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota RAV4
746 Great Deals out of 56,466 listings starting at $2,488
Used Honda CR-V
879 Great Deals out of 63,178 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Escape
1,358 Great Deals out of 87,566 listings starting at $1,150
Used Ford F-150
3,105 Great Deals out of 209,134 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Murano
401 Great Deals out of 22,297 listings starting at $2,500
Used Jeep Liberty
290 Great Deals out of 8,162 listings starting at $1,374
Used Honda Pilot
500 Great Deals out of 18,533 listings starting at $950

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Nissan Xterra For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 220 listings starting at $15,991
2014 Nissan Xterra For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 191 listings starting at $12,999
2013 Nissan Xterra For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 157 listings starting at $11,995
2012 Nissan Xterra For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 288 listings starting at $9,995
2011 Nissan Xterra For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 196 listings starting at $6,997