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i will do my first oil change i bought mobil 1 10w-30 they said it is the most common oil for las vegas weather. i got the oil filter and some washer ( i'm not sure what it is for) in the nissan dealer, paid $11 for everything there, and $20 mobil 1 5 cuartes botle in walmart.
any tips or advices before i do the oil change? it will be my first time hope it is simple.
I will take the truck to the dealer when it get 3700 miles for the rest of the things they have to do, so far has 3250.
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You will have to remove the skid plate to get to the filter. Loosen the rear two bolts and remove the front two and the plate will come off. Be sure the engine is warm before draining the oil, but don't do it if the engine is very hot (the hot oil burns!) The washer you got is the sealing washer for the drain plug. Remove the old washer and replace with the new one. You may have trouble removing the filter, many are very tight from the factory. Get a filter wrench from your local parts store if you don't have one. Clean the surfaces where the filter is installed, and be sure to coat the filter rubber seal with oil before installing. Don't over tighten the filter; follow the tightening instructions on the filter. Reinstall the plate, fill with oil, start the engine and look for leaks at the filter. Stop the engine, let set for a few minutes and recheck oil level.
 

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alohaarg said:
i will do my first oil change i bought mobil 1 10w-30 they said it is the most common oil for las vegas weather. i got the oil filter and some washer ( i'm not sure what it is for) in the nissan dealer, paid $11 for everything there, and $20 mobil 1 5 cuartes botle in walmart.
any tips or advices before i do the oil change? it will be my first time hope it is simple.
I will take the truck to the dealer when it get 3700 miles for the rest of the things they have to do, so far has 3250.
thanks
Did you buy more than 5 quarts of oil? Titan holds 6.5 quarts. The washer they gave you will replace the old one on the drain plug.
 

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Caltitan said:
Did you buy more than 5 quarts of oil? Titan holds 6.5 quarts. The washer they gave you will replace the old one on the drain plug.
You gotta be kidding me that little copper washer was for the drain plug. I couldn't for the life of me figure out what that thing was. I looked at it for 30 minutes trying to guess what it was for. Finally chunked it. Oh well next time I'll know.
Can someone please insert a Homer Simpson "DOOOHHH"
 

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That's funny the filter I bought from the dealer didn't have that washer.....I had already known about it, so I inspected it carefully before reusing it.


All good here!
 

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m4ck said:
Caltitan said:
Did you buy more than 5 quarts of oil? Titan holds 6.5 quarts. The washer they gave you will replace the old one on the drain plug.
You gotta be kidding me that little copper washer was for the drain plug. I couldn't for the life of me figure out what that thing was. I looked at it for 30 minutes trying to guess what it was for. Finally chunked it. Oh well next time I'll know.
Can someone please insert a Homer Simpson "DOOOHHH"
That's funny. I scratched my head for 15 min trying to figure out what the heck that copper ring was for!!!!
 
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