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Old 08-11-2010, 11:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The Spec - '03 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V
90 day: 30.74 mpg (US)
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On topic. I once got a 99 chevy metro with a blown motor for free. Bought a 2000 motor with 55k miles from a junkyard for $300 and put it in over a weekend. Great econobox for $300, bottom line. Sadly the metro met a messy fate when I loaned it to my father in law and he hit a deer at highway speeds.

As for Oil Change Interval my Factory Service Manual for my 2003 Nissan Sentra suggests 7,500 miles. It says 3000-5000 if you live on a dirt road or on the top of a mountain. I'm assuming thats a worst case scenario. With a good filter and something like Mobil1 Synthetic 10,000 OCI should be no problem. I try to change mine every 5000 just to be safe, but I've let that slip by 100% and not felt too bad about it.
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