Pickup 1997

Engine Oil & Filter

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Oil & Filter Change



Specific to:

Nissan Pickup 1996-1997

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    If working near and/or around the SRS system and components, be sure to disable the SRS system. After disabling the system wait three minutes or more before servicing the vehicle. Disconnect the air bag module connector.



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    Fig. Air bag module connector location

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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Warm the engine until operating temperature is reached.
    CAUTION
    The engine oil will be hot when draining, be careful not to burn yourself.

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  7. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  9. Remove the undercover, if equipped.
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  11. Remove the oil drain plug. Discard the washer, as required.
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  13. Drain the engine oil into a suitable container. Properly dispose of used engine oil.
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  15. Remove the oil filter. Discard the filter.

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    Fig. Oil pan drain plug location

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To install:


NOTE
Be sure to use new fasteners, as required

  1. Install the drain plug. Use a new washer, as required.
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  3. Tightening specification should be 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm).
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  5. Coat the oil filter seal with clean engine oil prior to installation.
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  7. Do not over tighten the filter to its mounting.
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  9. Fill the engine with the proper grade and type engine oil.
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  11. Start the engine and check for leaks, correct as required.
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Oil Level Check



Specific to:

Nissan Pickup 1996-1997

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Park the vehicle on level ground.
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Although it is best for the engine to be at operating temperature, checking the oil immediately after stopping will lead to a false reading. Wait a few minutes after turning off the engine to allow the oil to drain back into the crankcase.

  1. Open the hood and locate the dipstick.
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  3. Pull the dipstick from its tube, wipe it clean and reinsert it.

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    Fig. Engine oil dipstick markings

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  5. Pull the dipstick out again and, holding it horizontally, read the oil level. The oil should be between the H and L marks on the dipstick. If the oil is below the L mark, add oil of the proper viscosity and classification through the capped opening on top of the cylinder head cover.
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  7. Insert the dipstick and check the oil level again after adding any oil. Be careful not to overfill the crankcase. Approximately one quart of oil will raise the level from the L mark to the H mark. Excess oil will generally be consumed at an accelerated rate.
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