2001 Nissan Sentra 1.8 Liter I-4 from North America
The famous 58,000 mile oil change car!
Nothing has failed on the car. I have no idea why, (You'll understand when you read further.), but everything is still good.
Okay, it's not my car, but my friend's. She (knows nothing about cars) so that's why what happened, happened.
One day she picks me after I get off of work. Then I comment her on her car saying that it rides nicely. Somehow after talking with her we got on the subject of oil changes. I told her I change my oil every 3000 miles. Well, she tells me that she's never had to do that before. UH OH!!! Immediately I tell her to take it to a car shop and have it done now!
So, in short, the shop spent 3 hours on the car because they had to flush all the junk out of the engine with some potent chemicals. The oil was actually paste. I have no idea how that engine survived 4 years and 58000 miles without an oil change, but it did, and not only that, it runs really good now!
I keep telling my friend to change her oil every 3000 miles, but she says "Well, if it can go 60,000 miles before I need it, why should I?" That's for her to decide, but there is no doubt in my mind that my next car is going to be a Sentra.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th November, 2005
But my dads vauxhall Vectra C has 30,000 mile oil change intervals!!!
My Mother in law drove her 1996 Chevy Beretta 36,000 miles on an oil change! What a cruel way to treat a car!
I commonly run my GF's 97 Escort 20,000kms on synthetic with only filter changes and top-ups b/t (at 10,000kms) using Mobil 1 5w30. There's absolutely nothing wong with the car, and it runs very smoothly.
If you hang around the website BITOG you'll understand how oils are made up to withstand long intervals without breaking down/
As for 60k miles on the same oil...well, I really don't' know abtou that, but I'm sure that some parts would probably sustain some damage!!!