You know those dude(s) at the dealer will try to blame you using motor oil other than 5w30 in the case there are damages you need to claim againts the 3yr/36000 miles warranty right?
I use valvoline durablendsynth 5w30 motor oil currently.
But i am going to switch to full synthetic: valvoline syncpower 5w30 when i reach my 3rd oil change.
Mobil1 synthethic is good stuff. I used it for my other car. But since i am not practicing extended draining interval for my MO, I find that there is no need for top notch mobil1 synthetic . saving a buck or two per quartz. This is my personal opinion, bty.
For my other car, when i am off warranty, this is what i do:
- for winter, use mobil1 0w40
- for summer, use mobil1 15W50
- for topping up (when necessary), use mobil1 5w30
But when i am still in warranty period, i use whatever the manual recomended.
Has anybody here had any allergic reactions to additives in motor oil?
Reason I ask is that I have been working with motors for several years: maintaining the rides, my MC, farm equipment, and rebuilding lawn and garden equipment. And getting plenty of oil, new and used, on the ol' mitts.
Suddenly, after changing the oil in three rides one weekend, my left hand ring finger started itching. Took off my wedding ring and it looked like I had a terminal case of Athlete's Foot around the base of my finger!
Somebody told me it looked more like contact dermatitis than fungus. I looked it up on the Web and found that some people do have allergic reactions to motor oil, especially used oil.
Thing is, I had never reacted to motor oil this way before. This last week, I changed the oil and filter in the MO and made sure that I did not get any oil on my left hand. Big as life, looks like Athlete's Foot on my right hand.
Here in Manitoba we go through some pretty cold winters and use of 0/30W oil is not at all common. Keep in mind a benefit of synthetic is that 5/30W flows quite well even at -40's. All Canadian Murano's come with a block heater as standard equipment so in cold weather vehicles are "plugged in" and engines are kept warm.