Nissan Car Forums


Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes

Sentra 1.8 oil and oil filter change

 
djay
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      5th October 2005, 04:16 AM
All,

I'm going to do the 1st oil change on the Sentra. The oil filter seems like
it's in a *BEAR* of a location. It seems like it would be better to get it
off from above the engine rather than from below. Oh its on the rear under
a the exhaust manifold? Any tips at getting to the oil filter easily?

Oh and since the filter is horizontal to the engine block I suspect there
will be substanial oil spillage... Any advice on that?

Thanks,

DJay


 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
brs3
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      5th October 2005, 05:03 AM
On Wed, 05 Oct 2005 04:16:06 GMT, "djay" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>All,
>
>I'm going to do the 1st oil change on the Sentra. The oil filter seems like
>it's in a *BEAR* of a location. It seems like it would be better to get it
>off from above the engine rather than from below. Oh its on the rear under
>a the exhaust manifold? Any tips at getting to the oil filter easily?
>
>Oh and since the filter is horizontal to the engine block I suspect there
>will be substanial oil spillage... Any advice on that?
>
>Thanks,
>
>DJay
>


i put my sentra 1.8 up the ramps, blindly reach behind the engine from
the rear, grab and remove the filter. I use the fram filter with the
non-skid end so I can change it by hand without a wrench, I dont think
there's a way to catch the oil..... it gets in the braided exhaust and
I just deal with the smell for a day. not much oil anyways, the filter
is about 1/2 the size of a beer can.... so it wont be too bad. mine
takes just over 2.5 quarts of oil with a filter change. oil drain plug
gets 25 ft-lbs torque. Screw in the oil filter until a slight
resistance is felt, then tighten an additional 2/3 turn.

ps. know where i can get a 1.8 MAF sensor? stealership wants $500 for
it !
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
 
Striker
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      5th October 2005, 10:58 PM
I put my arm between the A/C refrigerant lines and the firewall. There is a
spot where the lines angle before it runs parallel to the firewall, It's
located at the back left-hand corner of the engine compartment. It allows
you enough room to bend your arm and reach the oil filter. I use a filter
wrench that goes over the end of the filter like a socket, you attach it to
a 3/8" ratchet wrench, you can get them at Wal-Mart. But for the first time
you may need to get underneath the car and use a large pair of channel locks
or a strap wrench due to the fact the oil filters are installed really tight
at the factory. I use a purolator Pure One filter or if I do use a fram
filter I use the gray one, The orange ones do not have a anti-drainback
valve in it. which causes more wear on the engine during startup, also I use
Mobil 1 5w30 full synthetic oil. The best oil on the market IMHO.

On spillage I drain the oil then slide the oil drain pan under the filter so
when you remove the filter the oil drains to the pan.

Striker


"djay" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:asI0f.136$dl.61@trnddc08...
> All,
>
> I'm going to do the 1st oil change on the Sentra. The oil filter seems
> like it's in a *BEAR* of a location. It seems like it would be better to
> get it off from above the engine rather than from below. Oh its on the
> rear under a the exhaust manifold? Any tips at getting to the oil filter
> easily?
>
> Oh and since the filter is horizontal to the engine block I suspect there
> will be substanial oil spillage... Any advice on that?
>
> Thanks,
>
> DJay
>



 
Reply With Quote
 
njmodi
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      6th October 2005, 03:21 AM
Striker,

If you are willing to shell out the big bucks for Mobil 1, why not use
a genuine Nissan oil filter. They are far better quality than the junk
Fram makes and probably cost less than the Purolater PureONE filters. I
order my Nissan filters online and they run me less than 5 bucks a
piece (including shipping).

Nirav

 
Reply With Quote
 
djay
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      7th October 2005, 01:35 AM

"brs3" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> On Wed, 05 Oct 2005 04:16:06 GMT, "djay" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>>All,
>>
>>I'm going to do the 1st oil change on the Sentra. The oil filter seems
>>like
>>it's in a *BEAR* of a location. It seems like it would be better to get
>>it
>>off from above the engine rather than from below. Oh its on the rear
>>under
>>a the exhaust manifold? Any tips at getting to the oil filter easily?
>>
>>Oh and since the filter is horizontal to the engine block I suspect there
>>will be substanial oil spillage... Any advice on that?
>>
>>Thanks,
>>
>>DJay
>>

>
> i put my sentra 1.8 up the ramps, blindly reach behind the engine from
> the rear, grab and remove the filter. I use the fram filter with the
> non-skid end so I can change it by hand without a wrench, I dont think
> there's a way to catch the oil..... it gets in the braided exhaust and
> I just deal with the smell for a day. not much oil anyways, the filter
> is about 1/2 the size of a beer can.... so it wont be too bad. mine
> takes just over 2.5 quarts of oil with a filter change. oil drain plug
> gets 25 ft-lbs torque. Screw in the oil filter until a slight
> resistance is felt, then tighten an additional 2/3 turn.
>
> ps. know where i can get a 1.8 MAF sensor? stealership wants $500 for
> it !


Have you tried cleaning it? On my Subaru I took the air duct off and I can
get to the MAF sensor. I've cleaned it twice with alcohol and a q-tip being
V-E-R-Y careful not to damage the delicate sensor.

DJAY


 
Reply With Quote
 
Codifus
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      7th October 2005, 12:23 PM
djay wrote:
> "brs3" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>
>>On Wed, 05 Oct 2005 04:16:06 GMT, "djay" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>All,
>>>
>>>I'm going to do the 1st oil change on the Sentra. The oil filter seems
>>>like
>>>it's in a *BEAR* of a location. It seems like it would be better to get
>>>it
>>>off from above the engine rather than from below. Oh its on the rear
>>>under
>>>a the exhaust manifold? Any tips at getting to the oil filter easily?
>>>
>>>Oh and since the filter is horizontal to the engine block I suspect there
>>>will be substanial oil spillage... Any advice on that?
>>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>
>>>DJay
>>>

>>
>>i put my sentra 1.8 up the ramps, blindly reach behind the engine from
>>the rear, grab and remove the filter. I use the fram filter with the
>>non-skid end so I can change it by hand without a wrench, I dont think
>>there's a way to catch the oil..... it gets in the braided exhaust and
>>I just deal with the smell for a day. not much oil anyways, the filter
>>is about 1/2 the size of a beer can.... so it wont be too bad. mine
>>takes just over 2.5 quarts of oil with a filter change. oil drain plug
>>gets 25 ft-lbs torque. Screw in the oil filter until a slight
>>resistance is felt, then tighten an additional 2/3 turn.
>>
>>ps. know where i can get a 1.8 MAF sensor? stealership wants $500 for
>>it !

>
>
> Have you tried cleaning it? On my Subaru I took the air duct off and I can
> get to the MAF sensor. I've cleaned it twice with alcohol and a q-tip being
> V-E-R-Y careful not to damage the delicate sensor.
>
> DJAY
>
>

I don't know how delicate the newer MAFs may be, but on my 98 Maxima, I
just blasted the MAF with electrical parts cleaner from Radio Shack.
SPrayed half a can. Didn't notice much of a difference after it was
cleaned, but at least it was clean.

CD
 
Reply With Quote
 
larry
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      7th October 2005, 06:02 PM
The only place I found MAF was at a dealer (yes way over priced because they
only sell the entire throttle body assembly) or a junk yard (savings of
about $100.00 of dealer price, they also would only sell entire TB
assembly ). I finally found one from someone who was parting out an engine.

"djay" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:bhk1f.2062$dl.999@trnddc08...
>
> "brs3" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > On Wed, 05 Oct 2005 04:16:06 GMT, "djay" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >
> >>All,
> >>
> >>I'm going to do the 1st oil change on the Sentra. The oil filter seems
> >>like
> >>it's in a *BEAR* of a location. It seems like it would be better to get
> >>it
> >>off from above the engine rather than from below. Oh its on the rear
> >>under
> >>a the exhaust manifold? Any tips at getting to the oil filter easily?
> >>
> >>Oh and since the filter is horizontal to the engine block I suspect

there
> >>will be substanial oil spillage... Any advice on that?
> >>
> >>Thanks,
> >>
> >>DJay
> >>

> >
> > i put my sentra 1.8 up the ramps, blindly reach behind the engine from
> > the rear, grab and remove the filter. I use the fram filter with the
> > non-skid end so I can change it by hand without a wrench, I dont think
> > there's a way to catch the oil..... it gets in the braided exhaust and
> > I just deal with the smell for a day. not much oil anyways, the filter
> > is about 1/2 the size of a beer can.... so it wont be too bad. mine
> > takes just over 2.5 quarts of oil with a filter change. oil drain plug
> > gets 25 ft-lbs torque. Screw in the oil filter until a slight
> > resistance is felt, then tighten an additional 2/3 turn.
> >
> > ps. know where i can get a 1.8 MAF sensor? stealership wants $500 for
> > it !

>
> Have you tried cleaning it? On my Subaru I took the air duct off and I

can
> get to the MAF sensor. I've cleaned it twice with alcohol and a q-tip

being
> V-E-R-Y careful not to damage the delicate sensor.
>
> DJAY
>
>



 
Reply With Quote
 
SPAT
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      11th October 2005, 04:42 AM
On 5 Oct 2005 20:21:05 -0700, "njmodi" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Striker,
>
>If you are willing to shell out the big bucks for Mobil 1, why not use
>a genuine Nissan oil filter. They are far better quality than the junk
>Fram makes and probably cost less than the Purolater PureONE filters. I
>order my Nissan filters online and they run me less than 5 bucks a
>piece (including shipping).
>
>Nirav



LOL premium oil with mediocre filter. IMHO most automobile engine oils
are equally good as long as you select the proper weight
characteristics based on your needs (a whole other discussion). The
important thing is to pick one oil and stick with it. you can change
weights at times when needed provided its the same brand and type. the
problem with changing different brands and types is they use different
additives that often counter react with one another, in harmful ways,
when switching around. if you do want to change to a different oil at
any time contact the maker for a detailed list of all ingredients for
both and compare the chemicals to see if there will be any reactions.
This takes quit a bit of research and knowledge of chemistry, that's
why its best to just stick with only the one oil.
I have seen many shops run out of oil and just go buy several cases of
the best deal they can find, so if you don't do your own oil changes
be observant that you are always getting the same thing.


Spat
 
Reply With Quote
 
Steve T
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
      11th October 2005, 05:58 AM
brs3 wrote:

>
> ps. know where i can get a 1.8 MAF sensor? stealership wants $500 for
> it !


FWIW what kills them is using aftermarket air filters, including fram, K&N
etc. The few dollars you save (if any?) using these isn't worth having to
buy a $500 MAF sensor later.

--

Steve

http://www.atlantaracing.com
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oil filter change on 2007/8 Altima martin.schuessler@gmail.com Nissan Altima 7 10th January 2008 11:54 PM
Transmission fluid/filter change Mash General Motoring 9 30th September 2007 02:30 PM
Oil level and filter question JM Nissan Quest 4 14th August 2004 09:36 PM
Transmission oil filter and oil change Jonathan Carlos General Motoring 4 21st May 2004 08:12 PM
oil/oil filter survey rocky General Motoring 23 13th August 2003 04:19 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:11 AM.