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Fact is lots of engines are failing and not just Nissan. All forced to run this thinner oil to satisfy a government falicy.. or is it coincidence?
Also glad it's getting people talking 😁
Not all engines are failing. I have a 2002 Acura RSX with 230,000 miles on it and it runs like a top. I also have an '84 Chevy Silverado 3/4 ton with a 454 and three speed turbo trannie in it that we use on the farm. BOTH vehicles are running great with minimal issues. In my opinion, if you take care of your ride, change the fluids on time and when necessary you'll be fine. I believe the lower viscosity has more to do with modern engines than anything else. I was under the impression that the lower thickness meant that the engine doesn't have to work as hard, but I could be wrong.
So if you want to believe that engines are being ruined by thinner oil because of one article that's your prerogative and I am happy to let you have it. As for me and mine we will have faith in science and make our opinions based on our own experiences.
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I'm a little concerned also with Nissan recommending 0w20 for this particular engine. Although 0w20 is almost used across the board for most new vehicles these days, cars and trucks included I would've been more comfortable using say a 0w40 such as recommended by Chrysler for the 6.2 engine in the Challenger. In my opinion the Nissan 5.6 engine is in a same class as the high output 6.2 in the Challenger and similar vehicles. I would even prefer the 0w30 although it isn't as available as other weights. 0w40 is a synthetic and usually found available in the stores. The 0 designation doesn't bother me as this oil flows very quickly throughout the engine. It's when the engine reaches operating temp that I would like a more stout temp protection. Just my 2c
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