New FX 37 and 3700 mile recommended oil change

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2012 FX37
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New FX 37 and 3700 mile recommended oil change

Postby 2012 FX37 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:33 am

I just purchased a new 2013 FX 37 and was surprised the dealer recommended having the oil change at 3700 miles. I came from a long line of European cars, VWs, Volvo, Mini and they all at least go 6,000 to 10,000 miles on synthetic blend, but I always change the oil myself and go fully synthetic and change the oil and filter every 6,000 miles.
Questions:

1. What type of oil do the dealers put in the car during the 3700 mile oil change - reg oil, syn blend or full syn?
2. If I continue to change the oil myself and go 6,000 miles and have the receipts to prove it , will I still be covered by Infinity warranty.

thnks


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Re: New FX 37 and 3700 mile recommended oil change

Postby seldomseen » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:45 am

Pull out your owner's manual to see what type of oil is recommended for the FX37. You should be okay with conventional oil at a 5k interval. Modern engines simply run a lot cleaner these days and even conventional oil is cleaner and has the ability to handle a 5k change interval. If you decide to go with synthetic oil a 7k change interval would be okay. Just check your oil level at 3k miles to determine if your FX is burning any oil. Importantly, don't be a cheapa$$ and just get your oil services done at Nissan/Infiniti. :facepalm:

2012 FX37
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Car: 2013 FX - white , 20 inch wheels.

Re: New FX 37 and 3700 mile recommended oil change

Postby 2012 FX37 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:19 am

thks, I decided to follow the "less severe" maintenance schedule in the owners manual, which means taking it in every 7500 to the dealer for oil change and service, but I change the oil my-self with Synthetic oil somewhere in between and rotate the tires. Like you said, you can get extended run times when using synthetic oil. Personally, I like to change oil every 5 or 6,000 using synthetic oil.


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