Last post on Sep 08, 2010 at 5:03 PM
You are in the Infiniti G35
What is this discussion about?
Infiniti G35, Sedan
#1 of 486 Use of mobil 1 5W30 oil in our G35
Apr 24, 2002 (9:45 am)
We changed to mobil 1 5W30 at 1,000 miles on the car. It seemed to run smoother right away. Have used it in every vehicle for years and have had wonderful luck. Will change every 3,750 miles and I am sure that it will be well worth the slight extra cost as it has been in the past. After all this is our baby and nothing is too good for her. No I don't work for Mobil.
Paul and Joan
El Cajon, California
#2 of 486 RE: Use of mobil 1 5W30 oil in our G35
Apr 24, 2002 (10:08 am)
I plan to move at 1,000 miles as well. Did you change the filter at that point or just the oil?
#3 of 486 Mduren - Oil change
Apr 24, 2002 (10:32 am)
Had the filter and oil changed at the same time by Infiniti in San Diego. Bought the Mobil 1 5W30 at Walmart in a five quart container for $18.08.
#4 of 486 oil filters for G35
Apr 24, 2002 (4:59 pm)
I would like to replace the small oil filter with the largest spin on filter that matches the base of the original filter. Does anyone know if this is possible and is there a recommended substitute? It seems a shame to use Mobil 1 oil with a tiny filter.
#5 of 486 Synthetic oils
Apr 24, 2002 (6:53 pm)
Are there any drawbacks to synthetic oils at all besides the higher price? (which is not really an issue for me if it is better for the engine)
I don't have that much data on synthetics, but I do remember vaguely hearing that it did have certain drawbacks (I might be mistaken) If it is the general concensus and historical data shows it is better in all cases and better protection, then I will definitely go that route...
I plan on keeping this car for a LONG time
#6 of 486 Faenor - Mobil 1
Apr 24, 2002 (6:59 pm)
All pluses and no negatives, all jet engines use synthetics, if you wish to keep your car for a long time you should use Mobil 1 which unlike some of the others is 100% synthetic. Wouldn't use anything else in my car.
#7 of 486 Thanks Paul!
Apr 24, 2002 (7:06 pm)
I guess the negatives I heard in the past must all have had to do with price or something, or perhaps avoiding lesser synthetic brands that were'nt as you say, 100% synth...
Thanks again! I think I will do a little manual labor and put the Mobil 1 in myself after I get it back from the dealer where its getting its first scheduled maintenance/oil change/and eliminating a squeak in the rear deck...
It sometimes baffles me how people can spend 10's of thousands of dollars on a car and then say "Look at that! that better oil is 1 dollar a quart more than the other brand! I'm getting the cheaper one!" *laughing*
#8 of 486 Oil change.
Apr 24, 2002 (7:11 pm)
I also prefer to change oil myself (this way you know what's going in). How are you doing re. warranty. Manual clearly indicate about maintenance and warranty. Are you keeping receipts for filter and oil? But that's does not really indicate time interval or oil was changed on this car. Just looking for yours suggestions.
Thanks. Enjoy the ride!
#9 of 486 Scheduled Maintenance
Apr 24, 2002 (7:25 pm)
As for me, I plan on keeping all receipts and records for every single thing done on the car... It costs about 50 dollars to have Infiniti change the oil and since:
1. its right on my way to work
2. they are REALLY pleasant to deal with
3. I get to drive another car around for a while
I will just let Infiniti do the oil and all the maintenance... I believe they place entries into your maint log book too when they do anything, and if there was some warranty dispute somewhere down the line, I think it would be tremendous ammunition on your side if they had done everything on schedule and all the work was done there by Infiniti mechanics.
This isn't to say that there aren't better mechanics to be had elsewhere, or that doing the job yourself would get the job done better, but it just might make them balk less if, heaven forbid, there was something really major (expensive) that had to be done to a warrantied car...
#10 of 486 SCHEDULED Maintenance
Apr 24, 2002 (8:02 pm)
To ALL INFINITI owners,
I've owned 3 infiniti's, and my maintenance person actually recommends I do the simple stuff to save cash. I save all oil/filter receipts, and date them. Log my book, and always call her after I perform any scheduled maintenance. If I do a 15/30/45K mile service at a more economical service dept, I just fax her my receipt and she makes the computer entry for warranty purposes. I've never had a problem!
Recommend if you enjoy saving more then a few bucks with simple maintenance...go for it, and talk w/ your service dept rep. Take care and enjoy your new G35!