My computer did not report anything wrong with my Maxima cats even though they were almost non-existent and had much of this dust. Now you have this: Get your new oil filter. The old oil may still be hot enough to burn your skin depending on how long you warmed up the engine. Once I have raised the front passenger side of the car with the floor jack, I like to also place two jack stands there for added safety in case the floor jack fails. The interval specified in the manual is 8000 km or 5000 miles.
Luckily, I removed it from the Nissan dealership where it was towed and had it taken to a garage - owned by a Nissan trained mechanic - previously trained at that same dealership. He saw and immediately knew what the cause was. This is something that should have been an obvious concern of U. Take your 14mm socket wrench, loosen the bolt by turning it counter clockwise, and undo the rest of it with your hand, taking care in the fact that oil is about to flow out once the bolt is far enough away… Wooo flowing oil! Once this cycle is happening, engine failure can come fast. Then I gathered up the 4. Turn the car off, wait 10 min, and then check the oil level with the dipstick — add oil as necessary! Now you want to remove the oil cap from on top of the engine.
After that amusing distraction, I took off the oil filler cap on top of the engine to allow the old oil to drain faster. If most people, as I would suspect, have traded their Maxima in before the excessive oil consumption has taken place, it is left for the second owner to notice. The oil drain bolt is located at the rear edge of the black metal oil pan. The information provided herein is a reference provided to you at no charge. The dealer made every effort to scare me away from having my engine pulled and evaluated, saying they likely would not be able to determine the cause.
But I can't imagine they differ significantly in size. As I also mentioned, the used 80k engine I purchased had the same oil consumption for that mileage - about 650 miles per quart. Double check that the oil drain bolt is tight. The problem with excessive oil consumption that became noticeable at around 70,000 miles, eventually took my engine out. Put the cap back on, close the hood, and presto! Government lawyers when the original Sentra recall happened. But, do not ever overfill the crankcase with oil-Never above the full…. Allow the old oil to drain out for at least a few minutes or until the flow slows to just an occasional drip.
Re-insert the oil drain bolt and tighten it in the clockwise direction to just past hand tight or about 22 to 29 lb-ft of torque. Really I think sticking to the interval and using quality filter and oil should prevent any need of warranty. You should always attempt to verify the information with your vehicle manual or information provided on the underhood stick, sometimes also located on the top of the accumulator. Be sure to record the oil change in your car's service records. This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fifth generation 2013, 2014, 2015 and possibly also the updated 2016 model year Nissan Altima sedan in changing the motor oil and replacing the oil filter in the 2. For more helpful vehicle maintenance guides check out the , the page, and the page.
Your owners manual will reflect a lesser quantity that Toyota has since revised. Removing the oil filler cap and pulling up the dipstick will help prevent a vacuum from forming when you drain out the old oil and also allow it to drain out more quickly. Greg First off, I have no knowledge of whether or not certain Nissan engines have a systematic oil burning problem or not. When I asked what is the usual cause? Continue spinning out the oil drain bolt in the counterclockwise direction and remove it. Pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, re-insert it and pull it out again to check the oil level. The manual implies something like that, and that the level should be between the L and H mark which it would be but not totally full which is what I strive for. An alternative method is to drive the car up on to automotive ramps.
Testimonials about this are all over the web. A quart every two weeks is alot but not as much as an overhaul. The top H mark implies an engine at operating temperature. I also put bricks behind the rear wheels, as well as put the car in park and set the parking brake. I then purchased a used engine, but it had the same exact problem.
I feel that I got screwed by Nissan, and especially the Nissan dealer. No problem for me next time, but if I send it to a garage or quick change place and they put in the specified amount, will I not be driving around with low oil level? Their response was that owners were not changing oil at required intervals. This was the equivalent case for Altima previous to 2017. So to be covered, I put in very expensive Penzoil 0W-20 Platinum. I did check with the dealer and he indicated to keep my receipts and calendar and that would satisfy their warranty, if I use 0W-20.