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Engine Oil Substitute For Total SAE40 Classic by xpensivealex(m): 5:02am On Mar 31, 2021
Please somebody should recommend a better substitute for Total SAE 40 classic oil for my Nissan Primera 2000 tiger face 1.8 litre engine. I couldn't get the said oil brand oil in all Total filling station due to their rebranding issue. My car is due for service but am skeptical on better oil.My engine is still in top notch, so I don't want oil that will deteriorate its performance. Gurus in the house help ur brother out
Re: Engine Oil Substitute For Total SAE40 Classic by ShenTeh(m): 5:32am On Mar 31, 2021
xpensivealex:
Please somebody should recommend a better substitute for Total SAE 40 classic oil for my Nissan Primera 2000 tiger face 1.8 litre engine. I couldn't get the said oil brand oil in all Total filling station due to their rebranding issue. My car is due for service but am skeptical on better oil.My engine is still in top notch, so I don't want oil that will deteriorate its performance. Gurus in the house help ur brother out

Your engine "is still in top notch" and you are looking for SAE40 not even 20W50!?

God have mercy on the poor orphaned engine.

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Re: Engine Oil Substitute For Total SAE40 Classic by xpensivealex(m): 5:49am On Mar 31, 2021
ShenTeh:


Your engine "is still in top notch" and you are looking for SAE40 not even 20W50!?

God have mercy on the poor orphaned engine.
Please kindly guide me through,I keep maintaining the mineral oil the previous owner was using. Do u recommend Total 20w50 or Mobil. Kindly guide me
Re: Engine Oil Substitute For Total SAE40 Classic by ShenTeh(m): 6:18am On Mar 31, 2021
xpensivealex:

Please kindly guide me through,I keep maintaining the mineral oil the previous owner was using. Do u recommend Total 20w50 or Mobil. Kindly guide me

Your Primera, I should assume you mean the 2002 model, should use the synthetic 5w20 or 5w30 by factory recommendation. However, if the engine has been serviced with SAE40 over the years like your post suggests, going back to the factory recommended oil would do more harm than good to the engine now as relevant seals would have been damaged and a lot if wear in the engine and sludge due to the heavy engine oil.

The over-used 20w50 would be a better option at this time of the engine life in my opinion.

Let's wait for the pros though.
Re: Engine Oil Substitute For Total SAE40 Classic by xpensivealex(m): 6:24am On Mar 31, 2021
ShenTeh:


Your Primera, I should assume you mean the 2002 model, should use the synthetic 5w20 or 5w30 by factory recommendation. However, if the engine has been serviced with SAE40 over the years like your post suggests, going back to the factory recommended oil would do more harm than good to the engine now as relevant seals would have been damaged and a lot if wear in the engine and sludge due to the heavy engine oil.

The over-used 20w50 would be a better option at this time of the engine life in my opinion.

Let's wait for the pros though.
The vehicle is 2000 model, thnks for the piece of advice sir, I really appreciate ur contribution, however if others also suggest 20w50,I think I will buy it today

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Re: Engine Oil Substitute For Total SAE40 Classic by alphaNomega: 6:12pm On Apr 01, 2021
Buy 5w20. If you had been regular with engine oil changes, there is nothing to worry about.

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Re: Engine Oil Substitute For Total SAE40 Classic by xpensivealex(m): 4:29am On Apr 04, 2021
alphaNomega:
Buy 5w20. If you had been regular with engine oil changes, there is nothing to worry about.
I already changed the oil to 20W50, hoping to get a better performance, tnks alot boss
Re: Engine Oil Substitute For Total SAE40 Classic by 2felix(m): 6:30pm On Apr 04, 2021
So SAE 40 oil can be used for car engine?
Thought it s only for generators

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Re: Engine Oil Substitute For Total SAE40 Classic by Kewtt: 7:57pm On Apr 04, 2021
2felix:
So SAE 40 oil can be used for car engine?
Thought it s only for generators

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