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where did everybody that uses mobil 1 syn get it at? and how much? what filter? thanks!
 

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I hit 5000 miles this past week and I put M1 Truck & SUV in the Titan for the first time yesterday. I have been using MobilClean 5000 until now. I was using the OEM filters, but yesterday after I dropped the oil & the filter I realized I did not have another filter. I had to use my wife's car to go get a filter and since Nissan is not open on Sat. I got a Mobil 1 filter. That darn thing was more than the dealership charges for OEM. WalMart charges $20 for a 5 quart jug of the Truck & SUV version of M1.
 

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Yep, Wal-mart is the cheapest for M1 and the filter I use is Nissan's OEM
 

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M1 truck and suv at walmart. The 5 qt jug is under 20 bucks. The M1 filter is more expensive but it's better filter imo than the OEM. I use a NAPA gold filter (WIX). Nothing wrong with the OEM but M1 is better.
 

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I buy the 5QT just at Walmart also. Just $21.97! Don't fall for the BS "truck and suv" or "extended" crap. Synthetic Mobil1 is synthetic Mobil1!!!
 

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The Truck and SUV is the smae price as mobil and lciams to have more antiwear properties. I doubt it's false advertising HVT. It's the same price so it can't hurt.
 

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The Truck and SUV is the smae price as mobil and lciams to have more antiwear properties. I doubt it's false advertising HVT. It's the same price so it can't hurt.
It's no different....research it. And at my Walmart, it IS more money....by a couple bucks I think...no big deal. And no, it certainly can't hurt anything. It's like that extended change Mobil1...if you're going to change it every 3 or 5k, why waste the extra $$$. If you remember not too long ago, the "new" bottles of Mobil1 bottles came with something like "NEW TECHNOLOGY" or something to that effect on them.....same exact stuff, just new packaging.

PS. If you know of any info proving the SUV stuff to be different, let us all know. Maybe my info is wrong.....could happen...lol.
 

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how long will the mobil 1 hold up. Should i continue changing oil every 3K or can i go longer? thanks
 

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5K is no problem for this oil. Thats the max for Nissan OCI( for warranty). Run it 5k and sleep easy.
 

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Actually 7500 miles is the service interval in the owners manual, and Mobil 1 is still perfectly good at 7500 miles. If you changing oil every 3000 miles, synthetic oil is a waste of money. I use Mobil 1 or Shell Rotella Synthetic or Castrol Syntec or...you get the idea, the synthetics are really good. 7500 miles changes while under warranty then once a year after. Purolator Pure One filters are excellent, I get them 2 for $10 on Amazon including shipping.
 

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Rour right it is 7,500 for the Max. For some reason I thought it was 5k. I put such low mileagea on Mine I do 5K OR 6MOS. That way fuel and water dilution isn't an issue. 3K,5K,7500, it's your money and a 40 dollar oil change for full synthetic is cheap insurance.
 

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Actually 7500 miles is the service interval in the owners manual, and Mobil 1 is still perfectly good at 7500 miles. If you changing oil every 3000 miles, synthetic oil is a waste of money. I use Mobil 1 or Shell Rotella Synthetic or Castrol Syntec or...you get the idea, the synthetics are really good. 7500 miles changes while under warranty then once a year after. Purolator Pure One filters are excellent, I get them 2 for $10 on Amazon including shipping.
I change it every 5k miles and synthetic is always better because it lubricates better and doesn't gunk up (coke) the engine. Changing it every 3000 miles may seem like a waste of money, but regardless of when you change it, it's always better for your engine to use synthetic.
 

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Conventional oil will NOT 'gunk' up in 3000 miles. Not in 5000 miles either. The value of synthetic oil is extended oil change intervals, it does not lubricate better. If you can't bring yourself to believe the mountains of data that prove synthetic oil lasts 15000 miles and longer, because you're a 'cheap insurance' or 'peace of mind' guy, then use conventional oil and change it every 3000-5000 miles.

Just remember, before your engine has any lubrication related issues, the rest of the vehicle will have long ago fallen apart.
 

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Synthetic does lubricate better, It flows faster at starup and has a better pour point in Temps. How does that bot lubricate better? Put a bottle of dino in the freezer, and one synthetic over night and see which one pours out of the bottle faster. Synthetic offers better protection period. Your right, if you did Dino and changed at 5k or syntetic, the motor will last longer than the rest of the vehicle. A few bucks extra for full syntethic isn't a big sacrifice for most.
 

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Conventional oil will NOT 'gunk' up in 3000 miles. Not in 5000 miles either. The value of synthetic oil is extended oil change intervals, it does not lubricate better. If you can't bring yourself to believe the mountains of data that prove synthetic oil lasts 15000 miles and longer, because you're a 'cheap insurance' or 'peace of mind' guy, then use conventional oil and change it every 3000-5000 miles.

Just remember, before your engine has any lubrication related issues, the rest of the vehicle will have long ago fallen apart.
Not at all true.:rolleyes: Conventional oil can and does start to coke with the very first heat cycle. It may take time to do any harm but....lol....don't kid yourself. Synthetic, on the other hand, does not coke up with heat. Many companies, BMW for one, have done extesive testing with different oils and the effects on all internal parts....and it's all right here on the internet. Do the homework. I'll keep using Mobil1.
 

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Synthetic does lubricate better, It flows faster at starup and has a better pour point in Temps. How does that bot lubricate better? Put a bottle of dino in the freezer, and one synthetic over night and see which one pours out of the bottle faster. Synthetic offers better protection period. Your right, if you did Dino and changed at 5k or syntetic, the motor will last longer than the rest of the vehicle. A few bucks extra for full syntethic isn't a big sacrifice for most.
OK, if the oil is used below its intended operating temperature, synthetic would flow quicker at startup. But the wear caused by this would be insignificant over the typical 150,000 to 200,000 miles that the vehicle might be expected to go.

Yes, conventional oil shows the effect of heat starting on the first cycle. No, this won't matter at all in 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

Look, I use only synthetic, I have since Mobil 1 first hit the market in the 70's, you don't have to convince me of thier value. But the value is in extended changes. Again, if it makes you feel better to change synthetic every 5000 miles for 'peace of mind' and because it's 'cheap insurance', go right ahead. I know it sure makes the ExxonMobil lubricant group really happy to know that so many folks like to change Mobil 1 that often. I know it makes me happy, being a shareholder.
 

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I guess it's all a matter of what people decide to believe, and what makes them feel better. Coking is cumulative. Does this mean it's cause damage within 100k miles? Not necessarily, who can say for sure. But for a few extra $$$, I can be possitive it doesn't. Back in the late 90s, Toyota was having problems in their V6s (Camry) with coking in engines using conventional oil. I think that also kept me using synthetic.
 

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are any of you worried that the filter will not hold up till 7500 miles? i am concerned about the oil filter not holding up.
 

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Ok...everyone is using Mobil1, I just got my second oil change last month, I use Quaker State 4x4 synthetic, any opinions on this?
 
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