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Old 09-16-2008, 09:11 PM   #1
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Mobil 1 instead of Ester base Oil?

Ok guys I need to know if any of you have swithed to Mobil 1?

I know about the valve ticking issue without the Ester base oil.

I want to know if this is also solved with using Mobil 1...
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:35 PM   #2
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Ok guys I need to know if any of you have swithed to Mobil 1?

I know about the valve ticking issue without the Ester base oil.

I want to know if this is also solved with using Mobil 1...
Please tell us about ester base oil. The only ester based oils generally available in the U.S. are Redline and Motul. Each is a group v synthetic and bears no relation to the Nissan Ester oil, which is a conventional oil with an ester additive or ester additives. We do not know which ester or esters out of the countless number available has been added to the conventional oil. Please add your knowledge to what we have learned.

Please tell us about the ticking issue. There is a VVEL knock, a dashboard ticking and a rear end clicking. Also, please tell us the difference between the ticking noise with the ester oil and the ticking noise without the ester oil. The only person who reported on this said the noise returned six days after the change.

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Old 09-16-2008, 11:02 PM   #3
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I ran M1 Full Synthetic for 3750 with no problem. I'm running Eneos now.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:38 PM   #4
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I'm not sure what to use also, I still have 1,500 miles to choose.
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:41 AM   #5
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:42 AM   #6
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I ran M1 Full Synthetic for 3750 with no problem. I'm running Eneos now.
+1 on Eneos. . I switched last month.
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:32 AM   #7
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I'm not sure what to use also, I still have 1,500 miles to choose.
www.bobistheoilguy.com

Sort of the "official" place concerning motor oil, filters, etc. on the net.
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So is a good synthetic in general going to keep the valve ticking noise away?

I'd like to avoid paying $12.00 dollars a quart of Ester base oil from Nissan when I think that there is better oil for the money.

I just got my car 3 weeks ago and am at about 1,000 miles and ready to do an oil change before I let it loose.
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I've been using M1 0w40 since 7,500 miles. I'm at 28K and all is good
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Mobil1 is not the same Mobil1 as it used to be. It's not even a full synthetic anymore, it's a synthetic blend. If you read the threads about oil on my350z you'll understand why no one runs it anymore.

As far as Ester additives vs. Ester based oil, I'm still waiting to see what Nissan says about their oil, but I doubt running an Ester based oil should be an issue. I use the Torco SR-5 LDG in all the big power cars anyway and it's Ester based.
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Ok guys thanks alot for the info!

I'm going to go with ENEOS oil.

I have only one last question:
What brand name Oil Filter do you recommend for the G37s?

according to a post here, these are good brands:

Mobil 1
AMSOil
Bosch
K&N
Napa Gold
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Mobil1 is not the same Mobil1 as it used to be. It's not even a full synthetic anymore, it's a synthetic blend. If you read the threads about oil on my350z you'll understand why no one runs it anymore.

As far as Ester additives vs. Ester based oil, I'm still waiting to see what Nissan says about their oil, but I doubt running an Ester based oil should be an issue. I use the Torco SR-5 LDG in all the big power cars anyway and it's Ester based.
+1 if you guys do a search on my 350z.com alot of these questions have been answered including filters.
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+1 if you guys do a search on my 350z.com alot of these questions have been answered including filters.
I ordered the OEM filter from West Covina, and it's a pretty decent filter made in China.

Since you're changing oil every 3750 miles then the OEM is good enough!
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Ok guys thanks alot for the info!

I'm going to go with ENEOS oil.

I have only one last question:
What brand name Oil Filter do you recommend for the G37s?

according to a post here, these are good brands:

Mobil 1
AMSOil
Bosch
K&N
Napa Gold
I like the OEM Nissan Filters.
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