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Where is oil pan and drain plug?

Hello,

This is a great website.

I am a proud new owner of a 2008 Black Nissan Titan SE.

The truck is running great thus far. It is a alot different than my 2004 mustang GT.

I am almost hitting 3000 miles and want to figure out how to change the oil on the truck. I have changed oil before but all vehicles are different.

Where is the location of the oil drain plug? I have been under the truck. Is it a black almost oval shaped right by the skid plate.

I hope to take pics to post for other new members and owners.

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Re: Where is oil pan and drain plug?

If you have the off-road package, then you must remove the little door on the skid-plate to access the drain plug. If you have a non-OR, then you must remove the entire panel (4 screws at the corners.) I think the owners manual covers this.

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If you have the off-road package, then you must remove the little door on the skid-plate to access the drain plug. If you have a non-OR, then you must remove the entire panel (4 screws at the corners.) I think the owners manual covers this.
You have to remove the what to get to the who? What truck you drivin"?....lol. You have to remove the panal in the skid plate to change the oil filter....but not for anything else.
The oil drain plug will be the only plug you'll find closer to the passenger side of the rear skid plate (piece of tin really). It's easily seen and accessed without removing anything.

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Re: Where is oil pan and drain plug?

Hudson you beat me to it! LOL

Yeah, its right at the rear of the oil pan.

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Doh! Chalk that up to a long day at work.


Sorry, I was thinking oil filter the whole time (considering it's hidden and the drain plug is in plain view.) I'll go back to my corner.

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Doh! Chalk that up to a long day at work.


Sorry, I was thinking oil filter the whole time (considering it's hidden and the drain plug is in plain view.) I'll go back to my corner.
LMAO...I knew that's what you were thinking! But you made me actually re-think and go look under my truck!

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Re: Where is oil pan and drain plug?

for a first time i would take the skid plate off and just explore around regardless if you have the OR one with the door or not.

the oil pan is 99% the lowest black part of the engine with a little nut thing sticking out of it. the transmission is usually silver (or simply aluminum) so it's hard to mistake.

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I hate to give someone a hard time over their first post. But if you can't find the drain plug, maybe someone else should change your oil.

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I hate to give someone a hard time over their first post. But if you can't find the drain plug, maybe someone else should change your oil.
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Re: Where is oil pan and drain plug?

Thanks for the info.

I don't feel bad being heckled a little bit.

But a least from what I saw of other post, I did see where the oil filter is.

I just wanted to confirm what I had already kinda figured. I saw the drain plug for the oil pan and the transmission fluid and wanted to make sure before I started. Like they say measure twice cut once.

I wonder where I might find a really good engine diagram. The titan manual's picture were not that great for locating the oil pan.

Again, thanks and I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving.

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Thanks for the info.

I don't feel bad being heckled a little bit.


I wonder where I might find a really good engine diagram. The titan manual's picture were not that great for locating the oil pan.
I'm glad to hear you don't mind the ribbing.

As far as diagrams go, you might want to download the Nissan Service Manual. It's got all kinds of diagrams. It is very detailed and I have found it very helpful. Here's a link:

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I'm not sure of the cost now. I downloaded mine nearly two years ago.

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Re: Where is oil pan and drain plug?

Originally Posted by BlackTitan08
Thanks for the info.

I don't feel bad being heckled a little bit.


I wonder where I might find a really good engine diagram. The titan manual's picture were not that great for locating the oil pan.


I'm glad to hear you don't mind the ribbing.

As far as diagrams go, you might want to download the Nissan Service Manual. It's got all kinds of diagrams. It is very detailed and I have found it very helpful. Here's a link:

http://www.titantalk.com/forums/tita...ht=shop+manual

I'm not sure of the cost now. I downloaded mine nearly two years ago.

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