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What Does SAE Stand for in Motor Oil?
The letters SAE stand for the Society of Automotive Engineering. The SAE was founded in 1905 by Andrew Ricker and Henry Ford. At the outset, its sole aim was to provide an umbrella organization...
Why Are 5W-30 and 5W-20 Oils So Common?
The reason 5W-30 and 5W-20 motor oils are so common is because they work very well with a wide selection of vehicle engine types. Most often, these types of oils best cover the...

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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.
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...
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...
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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