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kierandill said:
Yeah - I think 3-5/8 with filter change.
ding ding ding... Give the man a prize...


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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djbeck10 said:
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..
http://www.orbit3d.com/view.phtml?id=189
 

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kenshi said:
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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chamburg said:
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.
ummm no... if your car is on jacks or a ramp, pouring until you get to the top line is wrong.. you will have more oil than needed since it pools to the back. and just filling up 3 qts is wrong too since the low to full line has a difference of only 1/2 qt I believe...

the best thing is over at www.nissan-techinfo.com. that's where Kenshi got his info from.. if you have a 1st gen its 4qt...

2nd gen, its 3 5/8th ( a little over 1/2)
 
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