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Recommended Oil for 2011 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL?

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Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 19:54
Canola oil. It's better than safflower or olive oil.
Answer #2 | 19/12 2013 20:52
Read the manual and just follow the recommended API designations and SAE viscosity. If it recommends synthetic oil, use one. Otherwise save your money and use regular branded off-the-shelf conventional engine oils.
Answer #3 | 19/12 2013 21:50
As long as the API service is one recommended by Nissan and is a multigrade suited to your climate, any brand oil will do fine, and synthetics are unnecessary. Personally, I have never used Castrol, it could have changed now but years ago it was highly noticeable that engines always on Castrol were filthy inside. No Castrol, and they are much cleaner. So I have always avoided it. 31k is still young, and provided the oil is changed and filter replaced around 6,000 miles/ 10,000km. or 6 months, whichever comes first, the engine can be expected to go well for years to come. I have had 2 Nissans, each for 13 years, the engines were as good as the day I bought the cars, still went from service to service with never the need to add oil. Never leaked, never complained. Wonderful cars. With any car, a little attention to servicing (it's mainly just change oil and filter), goes a long way. Drain, flush and refill the cooling system every couple of years, keep an eye out for perishing rubber hoses, check/ replace brake pads, tyres etc. as necessary, and motoring becomes really cheap. If your Nissan loses/ burns oil at its age already, someone has not done their proper servicing. If it's OK, keep it that way! It's so much cheaper in the long run.

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