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#16 Old 09-12-2006, 01:17 PM
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Another thread on this topic suggested using a Tupperware tray under the oil filter to avoid messy drips. I've found that the throw away tray that comes with a package of Jennie-O Peppercorn Ranch Deli Thin Smoked Turkey Breast (12 oz) fits/works nicely. The Murano has turned out to be perhaps the easiest, cleanest oil change I've ever done.
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I've found that the throw away tray that comes with a package of Jennie-O Peppercorn Ranch Deli Thin Smoked Turkey Breast (12 oz) fits/works nicely...

Can you be more specific.... was that the low calorie version.

I agree the MO is great of changing oil. The easiest I've ever owned.

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Can you be more specific.... was that the low calorie version.
Actually there are other flavors...
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which Mobil 1 oil for Murano is ? And how many I have to buy for Murano ?

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which Mobil 1 oil for Murano is ? And how many I have to buy for Murano ?

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Mobil One 5w30.

The MO takes between 4-1/2 and 4-2/3 quarts, so buy 5 (you can also buy a convenient 5 quart jug).

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About oil changes and warranties.

I'm curious, we're waiting for our '07 SE to arrive and I'd like to do the oil changes myself. Does the Nissan have any stipulations about whom, how and when the oil changes are done? I've always done all my oil changes at home, but I don't want to void my warranty by doing it myself. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: About oil changes and warranties.

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I'm curious, we're waiting for our '07 SE to arrive and I'd like to do the oil changes myself. Does the Nissan have any stipulations about whom, how and when the oil changes are done? I've always done all my oil changes at home, but I don't want to void my warranty by doing it myself. Any help would be appreciated.
I to having been doing my own oil changes for years. When I buy a new car I always ask the question on oil changes, the response has been that they only want to do the first change and then you can do what you want. Having said that, I have been cautioned by my younger brother who works as a Service advisor and deals with issues like that, he says to keep a log that can prove that you have change the oil at certain intervals. The log should state Kms at oil changes, type and quantity of oil and whether or not you change the oil filter at that time. If you do all that you should not have any problems IF you ever have to make a claim on your engine.

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I keep an organized file of all receipts and a spreadsheet of all expenditures. If a service adviser questions me, I can easily produce documentation supporting my maintenance claims.

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The owner's manual even mentions the option of doing your own service. (Although, it goes on to suggest that you'd want to pad the pockets of the dealer by going there for service).

I, too, just keep my receipts for the oil and filters I buy and write on them the mileage when I did the work. Same goes with the air filter and cabin filter (dealer wants $119 to change that!).

I see two possible outcomes of screwing up oil changes (not doing them enough, not adding enough oil, not changing the filter):

1. Catastrophic mechanical failure (spun bearing, seized piston and the like).
2. Gradual loss of compression from wear.

Number 2 isn't going to happen to me since I simply don't keep a car long enough. So, really, the only 'claim' when I'd have to present my proof of oil changes to the dealer is a catastrophic mechanical failure. I've not seen any posts in this board suggesting a design problem with the VQ engine that might result in this.

Proof of oil changes isn't going to be an issue when a window motor fails, or the AC compressor craps out.
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Do you know if it has to be Mobil 1 5w30 during summer or it changes with weather? Or does it change with mileage? someone told me after the engine is broken into, u should be okay with 10w30. please clarify? Plus is mobil1 good or syntec from castrol good as well? thanks guys
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I think it is safe to say the majority of Mobil 1 users are choosing 5W30 as their year-round grade of choice. That is not to say it is the best choice for everyone, but it is a good choice for most.

You can flip a coin on this one - Mobil 1 and Castrol Syntec are both good choices. Some people swear by Mobil 1. I believe that as long as you use a good quality oil and change it at regular intervals your engine will live a long and healthy life.

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Anyone know where can I buy Mobil1 5w30 local in Los Angeles area ? seems like Autozone doesn't have it.
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Anyone know where can I buy Mobil1 5w30 local in Los Angeles area ? seems like Autozone doesn't have it.
You're kidding, right? Just about every major auto parts chain in North America carries the Mobil 1 line of products. If AutoZone doesn't have it, it is a safe bet the next guy will.

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