mac here, on that Ester oil , yes I use it - from day one in 2014 Juke AWD (35mi new - now @ 35k) change = summer 4500mi winter 5000mi max.Car purchased Aug. 1st 2015.Here's why , and maybe why others should too :
The Juke has from original '11 to '13 model years a "Recommendation to Service" letter, I believe released in 2012 or 2013 (NOT even a TSB I believe!!) on "Timing chain wear,rubbing,tensiner problems" - "if your Juke has noisy rapping bring in, IF DESIGNATED VIN/YR. we MAY repair at no charge(or something like that) ONLY UNTIL MID 2015 !!!!! " . I specifically saw reputable info saying that 2015's had engine upgrades including this and I believe 2016' and thus the final 2017's had even some more improvement/upgrades . With MY 2014 seemingly absent of any VERIFICATION that this known T.C. - tensioner problem "Fix" was in fact applied to my year - that I can find - I mayhave to assume, noted others criticism of Nissan these days , MY CAR FALLS THROUGH the CRACKS !!!!!
So ,back to anyone still in warranty and me I have done the 6 oil chng's , purchased w/cred. card (so as I could't be easily accused of returning such expensive oil & getting "Cashback" - this designated Ester oil , and keep one of the last empty bottles I date w/Sharpie! So it's $4 more/ qut. - that's $20 x the six = $120 , had the car 2 1/2 years ; everybody see where I'm going ? I do all the changes myself . One reason why is the Dealer gave the free 1st change & free paint re-sealer job @ purchase (called -in @4900mi by the way!!) I thoroughly pre-washed carchecked oil level ,was 3/4 down(you know new engine break-in -I never mess with nor add initial factory oil level for many reasons
) . I get car back - rub my hand over back of roof NO DIFFERENCE , I even see in sunlight FINGERPRINTS I purposely left!!!!
Now I get out the white napkin I wiped @ Dealer lot BEFORE oil chng. OIL is BLACK ,yet topped off, NAPKIN says OLD OIL !!
So I used Mob1 w/Mob1 Filter on that 1st change myself-same napkin now wiped nice & clean oil next to the two bad wipes. Subsequent news of the engine susceptibilities I then decided to ONLY buy ,& document Ester oil & Nissan (oversize) Filters .