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Looked in the how to, ran a search for oil change and found nothing...

Hmmm.

I change the oil on all my vehicles, so i'm not an idiot, i was just hoping for a quick glance over the procedure to see if there is anything special about it. Is there an oil change how to thread that i'm a tard and can't find?

Thanks!

Leo
 

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If you change the oil on all your own cars, it's the same for this truck.

Loosen or remove oil fill cap.

Drain oil from oilpan.

Remove cover plate on skidplate with allen wrench.

Reach up through hole in skidplate and rotate filter until it's fairly loose. Let oil drain down drip chute. Do not take filter all the way off until it stops dripping.

[NOTE: stock filter is installed very tightly on MOST Titans. You may need a filter wrench.]

Remove filter.

Clean up area around filter base, drip chute, and install new filter after applying a bit of fresh oil on the seal.

Replace oilpan bolt.

Fill with fresh oil - 6.5 quarts, IIRC.

Intersperse appropriate amounts of beer throughout process.
 

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cool, that's all i needed to know!

On my rx8 you needed to be gods gift to bending in order to get a normal filter wrench in there, i just needed to know if the oil filter was in a weird location or something out of the ordinary!

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You just need to drop the rear of the skid plate and it's all towards the passenger side. The filter is unusually small and just remember that it usually takes 6-1/2 qts, run the engine for a few secs to let the filter fill, and check the dipstick to make sure. Very easy stuff for you.
 

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Here's another hint. You are much better off using a filter wrench like this:



rather than this:



That way, you can just use an extension on your ratchet to get it off easily as you may have difficulty getting leverage on the second style.
 

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Blackbeauty said:
Remove cover plate on skidplate with allen wrench.

Reach up through hole in skidplate and rotate filter until it's fairly loose.
It appears that he DOES NOT HAVE the Offroad or Pro4x package BB, so he will have to loosen the rear two 'skidplate' mtg. bolts and remove the front two near the bumper to gain access to the filter.

These 4 holes are notorious for stripping and or the bolts snapping off in them, so be careful!!





Why they didn't put an access panel in the non-OR skidplates is beyond me??? Would save about 10 mins and we wouldn't be hearing about people stripping out the bolts!

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Yeah this thing SUCKS BUTT:
 

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54warrior said:
These 4 holes are notorious for stripping and or the bolts snapping off in them, so be careful!!





Why they didn't put an access panel in the non-OR skidplates is beyond me??? Would save about 10 mins and we wouldn't be hearing about people stripping out the bolts!

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A little Nev-R-Sieze and it's a non issue... Who doesn't have that in their garage?
 

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Who doesn't have that in their garage?
I think we'd all be suprised. Many have probably never heard of it or think it's some type of medication!:upsidedow
 

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Has anyone researched to find a larger oil filter? :dunno:
 

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Blackbeauty said:
[NOTE: stock filter is installed very tightly on MOST Titans. You may need a filter wrench.]
may? I felt like I was about to have to bust out the torch. My filter wrenches (all different types) eventually destroyed the filter while trying to remove it. I think they used an impact wrench to put mine on at the factory.
 

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never-sieze a type of medication that just sounds gross haha!!!!!!!!!
 

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Yeah this thing SUCKS BUTT:
I use this one and it works well enough...The other type is easier though
 

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Has anyone researched to find a larger oil filter? :dunno:
Seems like Nissan has always used "small" filters. But they always seems to work just fine. A relocation kit might be nice but I wouldnt worry about trying to find a larger filter.
 

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I just removed the two front bolts on my non OR 06 XE and loosened the rear bolts(the skid plate has slotted holes at the rear), then slide the skide plate out. Also the never seize is a great idea.

As far as the larger filter...I think it's been discussed already....can't remember why it's so small but I'm pretty sure Nissan didn't accidently make it that small.:upsidedow
 

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It appears that he DOES NOT HAVE the Offroad or Pro4x package BB, so he will have to loosen the rear two 'skidplate' mtg. bolts and remove the front two near the bumper to gain access to the filter.

These 4 holes are notorious for stripping and or the bolts snapping off in them, so be careful!!





Why they didn't put an access panel in the non-OR skidplates is beyond me??? Would save about 10 mins and we wouldn't be hearing about people stripping out the bolts!

:cheers:
I was changing my oil yesterday and the driver's side front bolt on the skid plate broke off while I was screwing it in. It wasn't even tight yet. It broke so easily I thought my socket had just slipped off the bolt. (BTW, I used an anti sieze compound) It broke off in such a way that I can't get the drill to start without wandering. I may have to over drill the entire thing and tap it for a larger bolt. If that is the case I'm going to drill everything out and replace all of the bolts with larger ones.

Damn Nissan! I'd like to meet whoever designed this setup in a dark alley with a sock full of quarters.
 

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Make sure there's at least $20 in quarters and I'll meet you. Heck, just mail me a check. It'll be easier on both of us. :lol:

I just changed mine on Sunday. Took all of 15 minutes. I took the bullbar and hence the OR skidplate off when the truck got repainted and never put it back on yet. You can't believe how easy this oil change was.....
 

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Mine are simple too, I don't have to remove anything except the filter and the drain plug!!
 
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