The old oil might still be hot enough to burn your fingers. Very little lean in on turns, no harshness. Don't forget to grease your front driveshaft every oil change more often if there is potential water entry. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Nissan Pathfinder oil filter wrench. You can't have it all. Sadly for me, the fluid was not low. The auto trans has a drain plug, but a more efficient method would be to do a full fluid exchange via the transmission cooler return line.
Note: I am not a registered charity. Even with all those miles on it, it rode and handled very well. Chuck As I stated in the first post , I removed the oil filter. You should not need to replace any filters or gaskets. Might still be used to my single cab pickup. Guess that doesn't mean anything though.
When changing the oil, put in 4 quarts, run the engine and check for oil leaks drain plug and oil filter and shut the engine off. Slide the used oil catch container to just below the oil filter. Be sure to record the oil change in your car's service records. Make sure that the rubber o-ring gasket from the old oil filter is not still attached to the engine. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. So long as I held it up it worked alright. I was simply hoping for a reliable station vehicle, and was extremely surprised to find how much I liked driving this.
Lubricating the rubber o-ring on the new oil filter will help it form a better seal, prevent oil leaks and also make it easier to remove during the next oil change. All buttons and switches work as intended and convenient. Chuck Chuck Tribolet wrote:Did you change the filter? The underpowered 3L V6 engine can't take much wear and tear for it goes really slow with a trailer. Slide under the front passenger side of the engine bay and locate the black metal oil pan. Position the used oil catch container to just below the oil drain bolt.
Anyone who knows these cars knows about this issue. If the oil drain bolt was equipped with a crush washer, inspect it and replace it if necessary. As for the fluid change I would recommend doing a complete flush using the cooler lines and put in a good full synthetic. Change the fluid every 30k miles more often if there is potential water entry. This is one of those rare vehicles, that if you simply maintain it, it will easily give 200K+ without any headaches. However, being handy with a wrench, I dedided to replace a few maintenance components like rubber bushings, tie rods, and ball joints.
A few compatible replacement oil filters with their part numbers are as follows: , , , , , , , and. If the transmission fluid level on your Pathfinder is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. Doesnt handle very well on the interstates at high speeds, especially when wind is gusty, tends to blow the truck all over the lane, thus the 3 star on handling. I ended up trying to drive 35 miles with an overheated engine late at night on the highway. So just remember to push the dipstick all the way back in before pouring in the new oil.
I expect to take great care of it and get many years of service. The truck has 122k miles, starts right up. Donations are not tax deductible. Once the oil level is correct, replace the dipstick and tighten the oil filler cap in the clockwise direction. From YouTube videos it looked black. Not a sports car, but comfy on long trips. Most Nissans have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40.
I did replace it also. It has lots of room for people and cargo, and is very versatile. Distributor cap, battery new hoses and belts including the timing belt. If the magnet is covered it may not be doing its job and therefor damaging the transmission. Turn the engine off and wait around 10 minutes so the oil can drain back into its reservoir. It would also be a good idea to check your parking spot, garage or driveway for drops of oil which may indicate a leak from the drain bolt or the new filter. It has a bolt just under the round cap.
Once, I accidently left the radiator empty while doing a fluid change and rushed out to do something. The leg room is a little tight. You need to fill the new filter by running the engine, then check the dipstick. . When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Pathfinder and that the filter is being changed too. Something could possibly be taking up the capacity? Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Pathfinder for potential trouble spots. Can anyone smarter than me come up with any explanation as to why this is? Agree - lots of work for only 0.