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Well, I went looking at different countrie's forums/websites.
Apparently in Dubai, and other Middle Eastern locations, people are using 20W60 on their personal cars. I just couldn't find if the Versa is sold there or if this engine is used.
Their reason for this is the summer heat.
When I rode bikes I ran 20w50 in them. I figured air cooled engine and ambient temps sometimes in the 105* range it just added a little more protection. The Harley I had back in the '80's recommended the use of straight 60 weight and that's what I used.
 

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You are talking about 30+ years-old ago, with an air cooled engine.
Supposedly, today's engines have tighter tolerances.
I rechecked my 2020 owner's manual today. It only mentions 0W20 oil. It does not have a temperature/oil viscosity graph nor does it say that you can use a different oil grade. Maybe in other countries?
 

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It does say that using any other oil, that is not 0W20, will invalidate the warranty.
 

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It does say that using any other oil, that is not 0W20, will invalidate the warranty.
I pulled up the owners manual for the 2020 Versa online the other day that's when I saw the paragraph about oil viscosity on page 10-7. I also had checked to see if there was a graph in the owners manual. I wasn't implying you needed to run 20w50 or 60 weight just was stating that's what I ran in my bikes. The oil cap on my '16 Versa says 5w30 but the owners manual for it does have a temp/weight graph.
 

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 They should really rename this site Nissan-IHaveNoIdeaWhatImTalkingAboutAndEscortManIsFullOfCrap-Forum.com.:ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO:
 

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2016Versa,
I'm not criticizing in any way, in fact, I appreciate the knowledge you've been providing.
I will use 5W30 when I change the oil.
Who is mtrasher16 and what are you/she/he/other saying? We get spam in this forum?
 

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2016Versa,

Who is mtrasher16 and what are you/she/he/other saying? We get spam in this forum?
I suspect some kid that doesn't know his a-- from a hole in the ground. Another thread someone came asking about a problem with their hazard switch. His helpful response was "blinker fluid". I think he needs to check his blinker fluid and leave the technical talk to those of us who try to contribute useful information.
 

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I will use 5W30 when I change the oil.
When you do change the oil add about 3 quarts then check the level. My owners manual states 3 3/8 qt. capacity if not changing the oil filter and 3 3/4 qt. if changing the filter. I change my filter with every OC and the level shows just slightly above the full mark at 3 3/16 qts. which would be within 1 oz of 3 liters. With it being a Japanese make and they use the metric system I though 3 liters sounded logical. I don't know if they all are like this or not but I've heard some others say they put in 3 quarts and call it good.
 

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Thanks for the tip. I will do that. I have 4.5 quarts to play with.
My other car, also Japanese, takes 5.5 quarts like the manual says.
It'll take a bit for the 1200 miles, break-in oil change. I bought it in January and I have 520 miles on it. I am not driving much lately.
 

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Just use what the manual commends and change it at the recommended interval. This is all very much over thought. People run these things with whatever they want and go way past the recommended miles/time all the time. It should last if you follow the recommendations.

I would definitely not wait 20k miles, especially if you have any warranty left that you may want to use. Outside of warranty I'd also send a sample to blackstone to see if it's ok or not. Throwing out recommendations like that for everyone is not wise since they situation may very. The only nissan engines our shop has ever replaced were on vehicles that waited that long and were complete sludge inside.

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I agree, tutti57.
I'll still use 5W30. I do believe, without any confirming evidence, that the call for 0W20 is due to regulations.
I am driving 4-5 K miles/year. Now that I have a 2nd car again, it will be half of that per car. Full synth oil with yearly OCI is what I'll be doing.
I don't see the advantage of having oil analyses. What do you do with the information? It's having a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.
 

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The lab can tell you whether you can lengthen or should shorten the intervals based on the metals found in the sample.

They can do all sorts of stuff. My shop just sent a sample on transmission fluid in for suspected contamination.


Their faq page is great. It's nice to see they have a sense of humor too.

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Their FAQs are good.
I see now what you meant. It doesnt apply to me due to the little driving I am doing. Even when I worked I changed oil regularly, I didn't do extended--10k or more miles?-- OCIs.
 
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