Changing engine oil and filter

Change the engine oil and filter according to the maintenance log shown in the NISSAN Service and Maintenance Guide.

Vehicle set-up

1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply the parking brake.
2. Start the engine and let it idle until it reaches operating temperature.
3. Turn the engine off and wait more than 10 minutes.
4. Raise and support the vehicle using a suitable floor jack and safety jack stands.

Place the safety jack stands under the vehicle jack-up points.
A suitable adapter should be attached to the jack stand saddle.

CAUTION

Make sure the correct lifting and support points are used to avoid vehicle damage.

Engine oil and filter

Engine oil and filter

1. Place a large drain pan under the drain plug  A .
2. Remove the oil filler cap  B .
3. Remove the drain plug with a wrench and completely drain the oil.

CAUTION

Be careful not to burn yourself, as the engine oil is hot.

Waste oil must be disposed of properly.
Check your local regulations.

Perform steps 4 to 9 when the engine oil filter change is needed.

4. Remove the plastic cover over the oil filter location by removing the small plastic clips as illustrated.
5. Loosen the oil filter  C with an oil filter wrench. Remove the oil filter by turning it by hand.
6. Wipe the engine oil filter mounting surface with a clean rag.

CAUTION

Be sure to remove any old gasket material remaining on the mounting surface of the engine. Failure to do so could lead to engine damage.

7. Coat the gasket on the new filter with clean engine oil.
8. Screw in the oil filter clockwise until a slight resistance is felt, then tighten additionally more than 2/3 turn.

Oil filter tightening torque:
11 to 15 ft-lb (14.7 to 20.5 N·m)

9. Install the plastic cover.
10. Clean and re-install the drain plug with a new washer. Securely tighten the drain plug with a wrench.

Drain plug tightening torque:
22 to 29 ft-lb (29 to 39 N·m)

Do not use excessive force.

11. Refill engine with recommended oil through the oil filler opening, and install the oil filler cap securely.

See “Capacities and recommended fuel/ lubricants” in the “9. Technical and consumer information” section for drain and refill capacity. The drain and refill capacity depends on the oil temperature and drain time. Use these specifications for reference only. Always use the dipstick to determine the proper amount of oil in the engine.

12. Start the engine and check for leakage around the drain plug and the oil filter.

Correct as required.

13. Turn the engine off and wait more than 10 minutes. Check the oil level with the dipstick.

Add engine oil if necessary.

After the operation

1. Lower the vehicle carefully to the ground.
2. Dispose of waste oil and filter properly.

WARNING

Prolonged and repeated contact with used engine oil may cause skin cancer.
Try to avoid direct skin contact with used oil. If skin contact is made, wash thoroughly with soap or hand cleaner as soon as possible.
Keep used engine oil out of reach of children.

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