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Old 01-12-2002, 05:57 PM
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How many quarts of oil for oil change?

I am about to change my oil and need to know how many quarts i need to buy. thanks
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Old 01-12-2002, 07:26 PM
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i believe it is 3.5- 4 qts
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I second that motion.
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Yeah - I think 3-5/8 with filter change.
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Yeah - I think 3-5/8 with filter change.
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4 if its a total new engine (no oil in it AT ALL).

but 3 5/8 with an oil filter..

go to FAQ forum for the Assorted Pages from NSM thread... pics from the service manual on regular maintenance.
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And 3 3/8 qt if you're NOT changing the filter.
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do you guys always change your filter? i didn't a few times b/c i was too lazy to go to store and pic one up and shiet. but just seeing, latas. . .
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do you guys always change your filter? i didn't a few times b/c i was too lazy to go to store and pic one up and shiet. but just seeing, latas. . .
always do it myself....

and all the capacities are located in your friendly owner's manual
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You mean that cool little book that comes with the car? All sorts of great info in there....

But seriously...

My manual says 4 quarts with new filter.
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You mean that cool little book that comes with the car? All sorts of great info in there....

But seriously...

My manual says 4 quarts with new filter.
are you sure? I've yet to see a manual say 4 qts. the only manual that says that is the Service Manual for a complete Engine overhaul..

here's the pic..
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are you sure? I've yet to see a manual say 4 qts. the only manual that says that is the Service Manual for a complete Engine overhaul.
1996 Altima Owner's Manual
Page 9-2 says 4 quarts.

2001 Altima Owner's Manual
Page 10-2 says 3 5/8 quarts.
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1996 Altima Owner's Manual
Page 9-2 says 4 quarts.

2001 Altima Owner's Manual
Page 10-2 says 3 5/8 quarts.
there you have it... I've never seen a 1g manual... like I said.. I've never seen one say 4 qts... til now...

I just assumed since they are basically the same engine for the 93-97 and 98-99 they should be the same...
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I thought so too.
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I thought so too.
but you know, stranger things have happened.. i recall the 1st time I did an oil change, the Discount PArts shop didn't have a 99 filter book, so I looked for the 98 Alty (thinking they are the exact same) and got a 98 filter for the oil..

imagine my damn surprise when it didn't fit....

stupid Nissan techs..
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Instead of asking everybody else what they do with their car, here's what you do. Empty the oil, replace the oil filter and replace the drain plug. Pour in 3 quarts, or up to the full line on the dipstick. Start the engine, check for leaks and stop the engine. Wait at least 15 min for all the oil to drain down to the pan. Check the dipstick and fill it to the full line again. This takes into account that the oil filter will hold some oil. This procedure makes sure you don't initially overfill the engine, while allowing you to make sure it is full when you finish.
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