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Changing oil is one of the most important car care tasks. Most cars use 5W-20 or 5W-30 oil because those oils work best in hot or cold temperatures.

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I bought a battery and oil for a 97 maxima but the car is a 98. Will there be any issues?
You should be perfectly fine. Nissan lists the same engine oil viscosity, oil filter and battery group size for both years.
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Recommended oil to use on a turbo engine vs. a non-turbo one
Yes it really does. Because turbos spin hundreds of thousands of revolutions and they need really good lubrication. They need a little heavier oil. They need the 30 vs. the 20 and you don't want to mess with the turbo...
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Using 10w-30 accidentally instead of 5w-30
Yes, it's just a little bit heavier, nothing much. You'll get slightly lower gas mileage, but that's the only thing. A lot of guys, as their engines get older, go and switch to 10-30w anyways, when they get older and...
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Advice on which weight of oil to use
Your car calls for 10w30 oil. The 10w is the winter grade that is blended with the 30 weight oil. The oil 5w30 will be a good replacement and should be compatible with your car. I would not go to...

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