Oil Change Interval.... Harumph, Nissan

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Oil Change Interval.... Harumph, Nissan

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Hmm, I hesitate to ask this here, but I'm getting nowhere fast any other way.....

....anyone know what the oil change interval is on a 2011 Nissan Micra (K13), 1.2 Petrol?

Mum-in-Law's new Nissan comes (cheap) with no Service History worth mentioning, no pre-printed intervals in the nearly empty Service History log (you write them in.... strange!); and clean looking oil, which I'll nevertheless get around to changing soon; having not seen fully synth before I don't know whether it'll look a lot fresher than Semi-Synth at much higher mileage.

My usually excellent googling has established nothing useful so if anyone's got a reference book and can advise the interval (and the recommended oil spec if that's printed there too), that'd be lovely

Thanks. :oops:

NB: owned about 3 weeks now, and it seems to be fine, gave the Dealer a look when he said the previous owner was a Vicar doing 20k a year, but then looked at the V5 and found the 'Rev's name on it!
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Re: Oil Change Interval.... Harumph, Nissan

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Run the car's reg through one of the lubricant advisors as they usually include the oil change interval in them.

http://total-gbr.lubricantadvisor.com/
https://applications.castrol.com/oilsel ... b/c/search
other lubricant advisors are available :-D
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Re: Oil Change Interval.... Harumph, Nissan

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When google fails, I sometimes try duckduckgo which is a search engine aggregator.

Leasing companies tell you:

www.carleasingmadesimple.com/data/nissa ... intervals/

This USA Nissan service guide seems to say 7500 miles but confuses me no end, looks like the dealer wants you to visit almost weekly:

www.nissanusa.com/pdf/techpubs/2011/2011_N_SMG.pdf

Or you could look or even ask on the micra owners forum (who would have thought one existed?) - think yours is a K13, 4 generations on from Dr Who's electric dog. (yes, master)

www.micra.org.uk/forums/
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Thanks Guys, finally got there, recommended interval is 20k (Km); made a note of those links too, sure they'll be useful again. :-D
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I'd be doing it with a filter every 5K (miles) personally. I don't hold with these long service intervals... call me old-fashioned if you like...

Go to Costco or similar and buy diesel fleet oil in bulk and eBay for cheap (but decent) filters as I do and then do it often...

The old saw that a regular and frequent oil change is the cheapest and most effective service you can do to an engine is still true ;)