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Question First engine oil change

First oil change 1500, 2000 or ? miles for oil change? A semi-synthetic 10-30 of course. Is there any Cummins best recommended mileage or time?

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The truck has an engine oil monitor system that will come on around 10,000 miles. And here are the oil recommendations.


• Engine oil with API Certification Mark, Viscosity SAE


10W-30 (CES 20081) and American Petroleum Institute


(API) certification (API CJ-4, Low Ash Oil).


• Diesel engine oil Specification (Cold Climate)


- 5W-40 oil that meets API Certification Mark (CES


20081) and American Petroleum Institute (API) certification


(API CJ-4, Low Ash Oil) is acceptable for colder


climates.




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Don't mess with it until the monitor tells you it needs to be changed. Also I'd play it safe and let the dealer handle it for warranty purposes.
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Mechanic at my dealership said not to go past 5000 before 1st change. After that said you can go by truck, but still recommends changing more often.
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Why have dealer do the oil change???

Isn't it OK to just keep all receipts and do the job yourself?

Is there something special about changing the oil on this diesel that I need to know about? I've never owned a diesel, but I would have thought the oil change procedure would be the same.....
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Isn't it OK to just keep all receipts and do the job yourself?

Is there something special about changing the oil on this diesel that I need to know about? I've never owned a diesel, but I would have thought the oil change procedure would be the same.....
Yes & No, in a unlikely event the motor went & the dealer said it was due to sludge Nissan has in the past denied warranty work even when the owner had receipts, their argument was that " how did we know that oil & filter made it into that truck". When you take it to a shop or dealer they will usually note the License plate number & with 8-10k intervals with normal milage that's only two oil changes a year, it's worth the extra money for the security of knowing there is a paper trail.
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Isn't it OK to just keep all receipts and do the job yourself?

Is there something special about changing the oil on this diesel that I need to know about? I've never owned a diesel, but I would have thought the oil change procedure would be the same.....
Diesels generally use different oil. If you choose to do it yourself, check your owner's manual (diesel engine supplement) for proper API SERVICE RATING for your engine and ambient air temperature.
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Doesn't leave me much confidence in Nissan

I was planning to change my oil a little more often than the schedule or oil sensor would like me to do.... I've always used Shell Rotella T6 in all my vehicles and it does meet the oil standards set out in the Nissan manual.

I'm not happy to hear that Nissan would treat a customer who kept all receipts and documentation with such skepticism....
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I was planning to change my oil a little more often than the schedule or oil sensor would like me to do.... I've always used Shell Rotella T6 in all my vehicles and it does meet the oil standards set out in the Nissan manual.

I'm not happy to hear that Nissan would treat a customer who kept all receipts and documentation with such skepticism....
Don't let it freak you out. Seriously though, the computer is very smart on these new vehicles & knows when the oil needs to be changed so trust it. 7-10k oil changes are becoming the norm with every new vehicle.
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I was planning to change my oil a little more often than the schedule or oil sensor would like me to do.... I've always used Shell Rotella T6 in all my vehicles and it does meet the oil standards set out in the Nissan manual.

I'm not happy to hear that Nissan would treat a customer who kept all receipts and documentation with such skepticism....
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