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Nissan Sentra, Sedan
#957 of 2065 Actually, Nissan filters can be cheaper....
Aug 03, 2001 (2:02 pm)
Maybe Kragen or Pep Boys are cheaper...but...
At our local Napa Auto Parts, the baseball-sized filter for my 2000 Sentra SE is $5.99ea for their "Gold" filter. At Concord Nissan, replacement Nissan Sentra filters are $5.31ea.
Side Note: Nissan redesigned the oil filter for both the 1.8 and 2.0 Sentra motors in 2001. The new-style is about 3/4" longer...(I noticed when I changed a friend's new GXE during his 1st oil change) Since our filters for these cars are so small that you get laughed at when you buy them, any extra size/filtering ability is welcomed. Haven't seen the new size in aftermarket; go to your dealer and ask for a 2001-2002 Sentra GXE filter.
#958 of 2065 oil filters
Aug 03, 2001 (3:47 pm)
I think some people already post this address. But here it is again.
a good place to get OEM oil filter. $4.47 w/o s/h for non-texas residents.
Aug 03, 2001 (7:35 pm)
Geez....man, you don't drive a lot, do you? 400 miles in 3 months, or was that a typo?
Not a typo. While the three months includes a month that I was away (with the car in the parking lot) I don't need to drive much because my work/school provides a shuttle service.
#960 of 2065 newsentraowner
Aug 04, 2001 (9:26 am)
With such low mileage I'm sure you are going to keep excellent resale down the road. Like I said before you need not change oil until you have a 1000 miles on the odometer and thereafter change every 4000 miles.
I guess it's fine if you want to get your oil changes done elsewhere other than the dealer. But all the service recommended in the maintenance manual needs to be done and also you have to hold on to the receipts and other documentation. That way if you ever have any trouble with the car during warranty period, the dealer cannot refuse service saying that routine maintenance was not performed as recommended by the manufacturer.
#961 of 2065 I made A Long Post, and It won't Go Up
Aug 04, 2001 (10:59 am)
I spent 15 minutes writing the last post, and I can't get it to work. I will try later. Funny how this last one goes up, and the first one will not. It is still stored in the computer's cache, but I can't get it to post. That is upsetting to say the least.
#963 of 2065 Installation of In-Cabin Micro Filter
Aug 05, 2001 (4:58 pm)
Just finished installing the In-Cabin Micro Filter in my 2000 Sentra SE. The installation instructions list 8 steps under Parts Removal before proceeding to the installation of the filter (which is simply a matter of sliding the filter into the filter housing), but my experience was the last three or four steps are completely unnecessary. To sum up the procedure, you must remove the
1. Glove box door
2. Glove box latch
3. Glove box frame
4. Filter cover from the filter housing unit
One Phillips screw driver and 20 minutes of your time is all that's required for you to start breathing that clean filtered air On a quality control note, I noticed that one part of the glove box frame wasn't put in properly; there are 2 tabs that should go behind a panel, but only one tab was behind the panel, the other was in front. No wonder I hear creaks and rattles from the glove box and dash! Also washed the car this morning, just before sunrise. It's my favorite time to wash the car; it's cool and quiet, and I get to spend some quality time with my baby
quark99 -- glad to hear that Nissan has finally made the Sentra oil filters larger. I've always had reservations about the filters because they were so small. Hopefully the aftermarket will catch up soon.
#964 of 2065 Sentrafan
Aug 06, 2001 (6:26 am)
Thanks for the information. I might try it, have to order it first.
Aug 06, 2001 (10:09 am)
Is it possible to have a 2001 Sentra SE (w/ Performance Pkg.) with both ABS and the 6-disc CD changer. The Nissan website says these are not available and a dealer near me is clueless. However, Edmunds says both can be had on the Se....
Aug 06, 2001 (10:40 am)
Getting an SE with ABS is almost impossible. There were a few 2000 SEs around with ABS, but no PP. For 2001, I have seen none with ABS with or without PP. That's probably because the SEs with PP are targeted to younger drivers and the dealers/manufacturers have determined that young people don't care about safety, they just want sunroofs, thus ABS is a rarity.