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#12 of 51 Re: Aftermarket oil filter [wulfgar]
Aug 12, 2006 (1:24 pm)
I agree with Ben, currently the VERSA is too new, plus the dealer have 30 minute or less oil changes these days for $30. Can't really bet it....
P.S the engine in the Versa is a ALL NEW engine.
#13 of 51 Re: Aftermarket oil filter [wulfgar]
Aug 16, 2006 (6:29 am)
I just used purolater pur one pl14612 on my versa. they really buried the filter on the front of the engine. you can not get it from the top, (hoses and wires) and from the bottom its a real twister. they also say mobil 1 m1-301 works. i did not go for that because i think its an oversized filter. oversize can void your warranty if something goes wrong. does your dash lights come on with the switch in daylight? no way to turn them off unless i use the parking lights or headlights. also i had atpms tire pressure problem. i saw someone else did also just for info.
#14 of 51 Re: Aftermarket oil filter [rags2]
Aug 16, 2006 (7:00 am)
The dash lights is a default condition. You don't get to turn them off. It really makes it easier to get in the car at night and drive off while forgetting to turn on your lights. IMO it's one of those features done for safety that has the opposite of the intended affect.
#15 of 51 Re: Aftermarket oil filter [bendupre]
Aug 16, 2006 (7:57 am)
Ben I agree, I like the fact that part of the dash lights are one, but at night it is easy to forget to turn your headlights on thinking they are already on...
#16 of 51 DIY Oil Change
Jan 22, 2007 (11:51 pm)
Hey, if wolfgar wants to change his own oil in the Versa, he will save at least $20.00 bucks.
It only takes 3 quarts, and 10 min time to do it. When its done, he knows what's in there and, that the filter really was changed.
Write it down in the service book with the miles, date, and anything else for reference and I would say have fun getting to know what's under the hood. BTW, the filter is not easy to see, and is better to take off from under the car. I added a magnetic drain plug on the first change.
#17 of 51 We got oil, we got headlights
Jan 23, 2007 (7:32 am)
The dealership here will pick up my car (while I'm at work) and leave me a car, change my oil and bring it back to me... for the $29. They're scheduled to pick it up Monday to take it for the sunroof, realignment (it came that way, i swear), the xylon coating, and to attach my front plate mount. I'll be without it for 3 days! but i'll have an Altima or Sentra to drive.
As for the other, it is definitely annoying! My subaru you could leave the lights on all the time, my Sidekick (well, okay, skip that)... but my Vitara would automatically turn on the headlights (it had a light sensor) and now I've got the dash shining at me all the time (and I have mixed feelings about it being orange...) but I've gotten used to noticing whether or not my dials below the radio are on... I've also dimmed the dash lights when the headlights are up so that I can tell the difference if i'm not looking at my console.
On the other side, I thank whoever is responsible that I don't have DRL! It's an "idiot-proof" feature that I despise... Although I can see the need for it... But people should at least be responsible for knowing WHEN to turn on their own lights... like when it's raining, or grey out, or...
#18 of 51 Re: Aftermarket oil filter [wulfgar]
Jun 24, 2008 (5:57 pm)
I purchased a 2008 Versa SL HB in 2/08. First oil change at 3,700 miles by the dealer was free. No where in the owner's manual does it state what Nissan filter to use. FYI, it's a 1520865F0C. At 8,500 miles I changed the oil and filter and used a Fram PH6607 filter + 4 quarts 5W/30 oil. Nissan suggests changing oil and filter every 3,750 miles, but I believe for normal driving every 5,000 miles is sufficient. You can also use a Fram TG6607, DG6607; Puralator PL14612, or Walmart's Super Tech ST6607 filter.
I like Fram filters because their textured Sure Grip end makes it easier to install in tight places, like on the Versa.
These filters are small so you are probably going to have to purchase a new 65/67 mm cap filter wench. Walmart sells a hard plastic one for ~$2.50 that fits perfectly with a 3/8" socket wrench.
The filter is not that hard to change. It took me about 40 mintes to change the oil and filter. If you look straight down from the oil dipstick you can see it from the top. It's easier to remove it from the bottom.
Make sure the car is in park with the handbrake on fully and jack the car up on the front passenger side high enough to get a jack stand under it. Put a chock under the left front wheel. Never crawl under a car with just the jack holding it up.
There is a black plastic shroud on the bottom that partially blocks the filter. Place a rag on top of the plastic shroud just under the filter to catch dripping oil from the filter. Reach around the edge of the shroud and attach the cap wrench and socket wrench to the filter. There is enough room to easily loosen the filter. Remove the filter from the bottom past the shroud. Try to keep the filter hole up so oil does not drip on you. Put a thin film of oil on the rubber gasket of the new filter. If your hand is long enough you can install it from the bottom, but I found it easier to place the new filter on the top edge of the shroud and reach down from the top and grab it and install it. I wore a latex glove for a surer grip on the filter. The Sure Grip end of the Fram filter and the latex glove makes it easier to get enough torque to install it hand tight plus.
Jul 05, 2008 (8:41 am)
I have my oil changed at my dealership. It is about 30$ . However, they consider me a returning customer and give me a 10% discount. They also have an email and send me reminders of when to change my oil. They then also do things out of courtesy since I am a returning customer. Find out which Nissan dealership in your area does this. I go to one in Manchester CT.
#20 of 51 Re: Oil change [jasonmarke]
Jul 26, 2008 (12:28 pm)
I just finished a "first time" Versa oil change. Piece of cake. DO THIS:
Jack up the passenger's side just a bit, no need to elevate it much as only your arm needs to go under the engine.
Loosen the oil drain plug with a 14mm box-end wrench and drain into your container
While the oil is draining, remove the four 10mm splash guard bolts BUT NOT THE SPLASH GUARD.
Pull the splash guard down (it's very flexible) and grab the oil filter with your nitrile-gloved hand (these thin latex gloves give you all the grip you need) and loosen the oil filter about a quarter turn.
Replace the oil drain plug and snug it tight.
Place a triple layer of good paper towling (Bounty, etc) on top of the splash guard beneath the oil filter and reposition your oil catch container.
Back out the oil filter until it starts to leak, catching as much oil on the absorbent towling as possible and letting the rest go into the container.
Remove the old filter and replace with a new one (I used a Fram 6607) -- don't forget to oil the gasket.
Wipe up any oil drips from the splash guard and replace the four 10mm bolts.
Add 4 qts 5w30 and check for leaks.
#21 of 51 in-cabin air filter
Aug 13, 2009 (9:39 pm)
I have a 08 Versa. Does anyone have the direction on replacing the in-cabin air filter? None is written in the owner's manual.