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      05-16-2016, 01:24 PM   #1
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Is ok for me add one quart of this oil?

Hey guys,

My car light came on yesterday asking me to add 1 quart of oil. I have some Mobil 1 0w40 at the house, is ok for me to add 1 quart of that oil? or do I need to go to the dealership to get some of that Castrol 10w60?

Please let me know so that know what to do when I go home.... Thanks.
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      05-16-2016, 01:57 PM   #2
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Don't mix different brands of oil, let alone different weights. Some dealers will top off oil free of charge.
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Hey guys,

My car light came on yesterday asking me to add 1 quart of oil. I have some Mobil 1 0w40 at the house, is ok for me to add 1 quart of that oil? or do I need to go to the dealership to get some of that Castrol 10w60?

Please let me know so that know what to do when I go home.... Thanks.
Page 206 in the manual

ALTERNATIVE OIL TYPES:
Preferred: 10w-60 (obviously lol)
Alternative: 10W-40, 5W-50, 10W-50

One quart of 0w-40 isn't going to grenade anything
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It will "work." But how well? That is a question no one can really answer.

On the Nissan GTR forum, many have ran TWS 10w60 cocktail mixed with M1 0w40 with little ill effect, but that doesn't mean it is good for the engine either.

If your next OCI is coming up soon, then topping it off with M1 0w40 won't be an issue, but not recommended. As others mentioned, if you wanta stick to OEM spec, then visit your local stealership. If they're nice enough they'll top it off, if not, then just buy one from them at their stealership prices. Cheers!
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      05-17-2016, 12:26 AM   #5
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Just add Half a liter is good enough..... If you add 1 liter, the next thing you see is a "Too much motor oil warning".
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It's fine. The 10W60 shears down to 40 wt pretty quickly anyway.
It's better than running a quart low.
And if you're going to change the oil soon, definitely not a big deal.
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I never worry about that and some other oil is better than too little oil.
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Don't mix different brands of oil, let alone different weights. Some dealers will top off oil free of charge.

LOL it's totally fine to mix. API-certified oils are required to be mixable with others. It's even printed in the owner's manual that you can top off with non-10w60 weights.


So to answer OP's question, yes, you can top off with Mobil 1 0w40.
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yeah its fine to mix
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Yup just did basically the same thing to hold me over for 2 weeks till I could change the oil.
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0-40 is long life oil. It's fine. I just went 15k on 0-40
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0-40 is long life oil. It's fine. I just went 15k on 0-40
The new Mobil 1 0w40 (with the "FS" branding) is actually not LL-01 anymore.
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The new Mobil 1 0w40 (with the "FS" branding) is actually not LL-01 anymore.

Is it because it doesn't meet the spec anymore or because Mobil is choosing not to have it certified?
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Is it because it doesn't meet the spec anymore or because Mobil is choosing not to have it certified?
Unknown, and when asked they won't give any details. It still meets a lot of other similar specs, for what it's worth.
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