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**DONOTDELETE**
08-11-2000, 10:59 AM
what oil filter or for that matter oil do you guys use? I want a good one since the filter is so small.

**DONOTDELETE**
08-11-2000, 03:50 PM
Kevin -
Since I can order OEM Nissan filters thru the net for just over $4.00, that's what I use. Do the same for my other vehicle too. The factory filter has the correct check valves and flow rates whereas that may not be true for an aftermarket filter that can be used for other cars.
Use a name brand oil in the viscosity range listed in your owners manual. Consider synthetic for turbo, supercharged, race motors or heavy towing applications. Otherwise, dino oil will work fine. It's not unusual for engines to go for well over 200,000 miles with just normal care.

davedatsun - abnormal care http://www.freshalloy.com/

**DONOTDELETE**
08-12-2000, 04:32 PM
I got started using Castrol oil in a 72 Karmann Ghia. Oil is truly the lifeblood of an air-cooled engine and Castrol was the best you could use in one of those. When I made the switch to water-cooled engines in the mid-70s, I stuck with the Castrol brand and have been using their GTX 5W-30 for the last few years.

Fram has been my oil filter of choice for just about as long. Consumer Reports tested oil filters some years ago, and it seems like Fram performed the best. I use a basic filter with no gimmicks no Teflon, Manurium or whatever. http://www.freshalloy.com/

I change the oil and filter every 2,500 miles. (Ok, so Im fanatical about it) This seems to work - Ive never had any internal wear problems, even with well over 100,000 miles on at least two of my cars.

**DONOTDELETE**
08-14-2000, 05:34 AM
ESLB -
You may want to read this review of aftermarket oil filters.
http://members.xoom.com/minimopar/index.html

Or this link:
http://members.xoom.com/minimopar/oilfilters.html
Some points to consider.
davedatsun


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**DONOTDELETE**
08-14-2000, 06:34 AM
DD - Thanks for the information! Obviously it's been a while since I've come across any updated tests on oil filters - I think I'll follow your lead and go with an OEM part. http://www.freshalloy.com/

**DONOTDELETE**
08-14-2000, 07:00 AM
Thanks for the info guys. Does anyone know who makes the nissan oil filter ? Most Auto companies don't make their own.

DaveDatsun: what's the address of the place you use to order your oem filters ?

**DONOTDELETE**
08-14-2000, 07:20 AM
Ok, stretching the topic a bit but still related to routine maintenance: how about air filters? I've recently replaced the original type with a K&N drop-in. I know my results are subjective, but I believe I'm getting improved airflow and performance. Also, the more objective test results I've read indicate this is true.

DD - I'm interested to hear your opinion and what you might know about this.

JonCarson
08-14-2000, 06:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by EarSplittenLoudenBoomer:
Ok, stretching the topic a bit but still related to routine maintenance: how about air filters? I've recently replaced the original type with a K&N drop-in. I know my results are subjective, but I believe I'm getting improved airflow and performance. Also, the more objective test results I've read indicate this is true.

DD - I'm interested to hear your opinion and what you might know about this.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm also using a K&N drop in filter.
I trust it's doing a good job of filtering air and every opinion I've ever heard or read swears that I'm getting increased HP. The "butt dyno" can't tell, but I don't expect to feel anything under 5 horses with around 140 stock and a vehicle weight of over 2600 pounds.

**DONOTDELETE**
08-16-2000, 04:44 AM
Kevin -

At this time I'm ordering parts thru:
http://www.courtesyparts.com/

They have a large section for the Xterra so that's one reason why I use them. There are other dealers starting to offer parts on-line so keep your eyes open. If they get into a price competition, the buyer wins. http://www.freshalloy.com/

ESLB - AFAIK, K&N has a good reputation. I only used one for a short time. Can't say if there was any measurable power increase, but the engine seemed to run a bit 'brighter'. Put a SC on and that used a different filter. Sold the K&N. May get one for the X when the paper one is due.

DaveDatsun

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