Nissan Murano: Changing engine oil and oil filter / Engine oil and filter

Nissan Murano 2015-2023 Owners Manual / Do-it-yourself / Engine oil / Changing engine oil and oil filter / Engine oil and filter

  1. Place a large drain pan under the drain plug and oil filter.
  2. Remove the oil filler cap.
  3. Remove the drain plug with a wrench by turning it counterclockwise and completely drain the oil.


    Be careful not to burn yourself, as the engine oil is hot.


    1. Prolonged and repeated contact with used engine oil may cause skin cancer.
    2. Try to avoid direct skin contact with used oil. If skin contact is made, wash thoroughly with soap or hand cleaner as soon as possible.
    3. Keep used engine oil out of reach of children.
  4. Loosen the oil filter with an oil filter wrench by turning it counterclockwise. Remove the oil filter by turning it by hand.
  5. Wipe the engine oil filter mounting surface with a clean rag.


    Be sure to remove any old gasket material remaining on the sealing surface of the engine.Failure to do so could lead to an oil leak and engine damage.

    • The dipstick must be inserted in place to prevent oil spillage from the dipstick hole when filling the engine with oil.
  6. Coat the gasket on the new filter with clean engine oil.
  7. Screw in the oil filter clockwise until a slight resistance is felt, then tighten additionally more than 2/3 turn.

    Oil filter tightening torque: 11 to 15 ft-lb (14.7 to 20.6 N·m)

  8. Clean and re-install the drain plug with a new washer. Securely tighten the drain plug with a wrench. Do not use excessive force.

    Drain plug tightening torque: 22 to 29 ft-lb (29.4 to 39.2 N·m)

  9. Refill the engine with the recommended oil through the oil filler opening, and install the oil filler cap securely.
  10. For additional information about drain and refill capacity, refer to “Recommended fluids/lubricants and capacities” in the “Technical and consumer information” section of this manual. The drain and refill capacity depends on the oil temperature and drain time. Use these specifications for reference only. Always use the dipstick to determine the proper amount of oil in the engine.
  11. Start the engine and check for leakage around the drain plug and the oil filter. Correct as required. Turn the engine off and wait more than 15 minutes. Check the oil level with the dipstick. Add engine oil if necessary.

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