Is it as simple as unscrewing the drain plug and draining out the fluid and then re-filling it? You'll always get some filings on your first few changes. I did not hear from the mechanic in a week at this point. I just changed the oil today after using Castrol Snytech, the magnet had a bit more crap on it and it was a very dirty black color, compared to the Penzoil, with that oil it came out with just a light grey smudge that disapeared on the paper towel. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. The next day, I picked up my car after work. Insert the oil drain bolt back into the oil pan and tighten it just past hand tight or about 22-29 ft lbs 29-39 Nm of torque. For most Nissans, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand.
Raise the front passenger side of the vehicle with the floor jack and securely support it with at least two. I sure hope you are stretching to 10 k with that Royal Purple. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Versa. Donations are not tax deductible. We're experts at making sure your car gets the right oil at the right price, fast! I bought my Nissan Versa on June 13, 2015. Place the used oil catch container below the oil drain bolt and remove the bolt with the 14mm socket and ratcheting wrench by turning it counter clockwise.
Then start car and leave in park for a few minutes for the fluid to recirculate. Temporarily replace the oil filler cap, run the engine for a few minutes, turn it off, let the engine sit for a few minutes, and then check the oil level on the yellow handled dipstick. You agree that use of this site is at your sole risk. Pour in a small amount of the 4th bottle of oil and repeatedly check the level on the dipstick until it reaches to just below the upper hole. However, if you are going to do 3-4 drain and refills, a couple of minutes to drain should suffice. This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Versa. Do some city driving for a few more minutes and rinse and repeat.
Of course you get more filings when the engine is new, but I got more filings on the last change with Castrol, than the change before, with Penzoil. He smelt the oil and he could tell the oil was definitely burning. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Nissan Versa oil filter wrench. It's also a good idea to twist off the oil filler cap by turning it counter clockwise. I use Royal Purple 5w30. When you visit your neighborhood Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can bet you're getting the best oil type for your 2007 Nissan Versa.
I kept a watch on the oil problem. Also, I was driving when all of a sudden i heard a loud knocking noise. So we brought the car back home and we put in 4 quarts of 5w20 and let the car sit for a few days. Twist off the old oil filter in the counter clockwise direction and allow the oil to drain out for a few minutes. The strong magnetic pull draws any metalic substance in the oil toward it no matter how small when the car is turned off, it captures it there and won't let it re-circulate through the engine on the next start up.
This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2007 Nissan Versa. What I said was this. When I got the fluid at the right level, 3. When I take it out, I can see what metal filings the thing has picked up since the last change. It seems to me that the mechanic is completely blind and has no clue how to fix this issue.
The cleanest it has been is with Penzol Platinum Synthetic. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Versa for potential trouble spots. At this point I was so angry I just wanted to leave my car there. Fram Tough Guard Oil Filter provides superior protection for tough driving conditions, stop and go traffic, heat and cold, dirty dusty roads, or towing heavy loads. Allow the old oil to drain out for at least a few minutes until the flow slows down to just a drip. Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. Without some hard facts to decide on, all we have to go on is each companies propaganda designed to sell their oil.
If you haven't already, replace the dipstick and twist on the oil filler cap. Second is when the oil is up to temp. After a while you wont get as much due to natural wear. . So, the next day, the mechanics called me saying that they received the wrong part and will be ordered and fixed the next day.
Put in a magnetic drain plug and you actually see for yourself what oil creates the least cuttings. Lubricating the rubber o-ring on the new oil filter will allow it to form a better seal and make it easier to remove during the next oil change. While the oil is draining from the oil filter receptacle, dip your pinky finger in some new 5W-30 oil and lubricate the rubber o-ring on the new oil filter. For more, check out my other. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. On the 4th of August, I brought the car back to the mechanic.
During the summer, in my 240, I usually use Royal Purple 10w40 or 10w50. If I am not mistaken, Royal Purple is quite expensive and typically sees service in more high performance engines hate to break the news that the Versa engine is not high performance. The first step is to warm up the engine for a few minutes to help suspend any contaminants within the old oil and also help it flow out more quickly when you remove the drain bolt. On the 31st, my boyfriend gave me a full oil changed. Slide underneath the vehicle and locate the black metal oil pan with the oil drain bolt facing towards the rear of the vehicle. He told me that the car will be done the next day. We disclaim all warranties of any kind.