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post #11 of 14 Old 12-08-2014, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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In the usual way or by cranking it without spark/fuel? I don't see how you can get oil in the filter and spin it on without it getting all over you and spilling out.

Furthermore, if you get a relocation kit you can A) put it anywhere convenient and in a cool air stream, and B) increase capacity by another half to maybe even a liter.
You can put a fair bit of oil in the filter and spin it on without really leaking, especially if the filter has an anti-drain back valve. I do it on all my cars and it really doesn't make a mess, course all the cars have accessible filter mounts. Our old Frontier, not so much.

Yes, a remote would be optimal, but that too much work for what the Note is for our usage.

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I just thought using a larger oil filter was a simple, elegant and most likely a no additional cost way of adding about 8 oz of oil to the usual 3.75 quart capacity (approx + 6% volume). As I said earlier, somewhat insignificant but in the right direction.
So speaking of oil capacity. For the DIY'ers, are you just putting in 4 liters or actually measuring 3.75 quarts? With larger cars I wouldn't think twice, but this sucker is so tiny I don't want to do harm. I would think the larger Maxima filter would be another good choice for this reason. Your thoughts/experience?

I recently did my oil, did the bigger filter and added the full 4 qt. The oil is definitely over the full marks on the dipstick. Seems to be working well so far.

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So speaking of oil capacity. For the DIY'ers, are you just putting in 4 liters or actually measuring 3.75 quarts? With larger cars I wouldn't think twice, but this sucker is so tiny I don't want to do harm. I would think the larger Maxima filter would be another good choice for this reason. Your thoughts/experience?

I recently did my oil, did the bigger filter and added the full 4 qt. The oil is definitely over the full marks on the dipstick. Seems to be working well so far.
What I always do (when I do my own oil change) is to go by the dipstick level. I'd pour the last 1/3 of the quart bottle a little at a time until I get a full indication on the dipstick.

Overfilling your crankcase, in most cases, is a lot worse than underfilling. When you overfill, it's possible that the crankshaft will act like an egg beater on the oil and converts the liquid oil to foam. Keep in mind that the car just doesn't operate on level ground, it may look OK when you check it, but may be creating foam when you are on an uphill or downhill grade.

Simply put, overfilling is bad.

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Ha!

Now that's funny right there.

Overfilling by a quart is BAD! Overfilling by a quarter of a quart hardly makes a dent in things. Take a look at your oil pan, roughly 10"x10", that's a 100 square inches of space. Now take a quarter of a quart of oil - that would be 8 ounces and spread that over a 100 square inches. Do you really think you are raising the oil level enough to cause a huge foaming issue? Rubbish!

Ah, but let's put the bigger filter on along with the extra 8 ounces of oil, I am not sure how much oil that extra 3/4" of filter holds but a little bit of math could figure it out. So now we don't even have the full 8 ounces in the oil pan spread out over the 100 square inches.

If you're really running the wheels off one of these Notes or plugging in a turbo, then you probably should consider putting in a different filter arrangement. An easy one to add is the Ford filter on a remote mount plumbed back to the original oil filter mounting on the block. The only things you have to worry about is keeping the IN/OUT of the adapters straight and finding the room for everything.

On a secondary note, what's the preference in oil with these cars now? At 5k, I changed over to a normal spec synthetic but as the oil change is coming up again here soon, I am leaning towards the new Pennzoil Ultra Synthetic. It claims to be the cleanest oil on the market right now. Any reasonable input on this one?
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