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Time to complete: 30 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Tools needed: ratchet, 14mm socket, funnel, shop rags, oil filter cap (optional), drain pan
Parts needed: oil, oil filter

Make sure you have all the tools and parts needed to complete the job.


First bring your Versa up to operating temperature. This can be determined by making sure the blue light is off.


Raise the front of your vehicle by either driving on ramps as seen here or jacking it up and using jack stands. Note the manual states to do it on a level surface but I found I drain the oil just fine and makes it easier to work under the car with it raised. Do not ever work under a car while it's being held up by a jack alone.


Remove oil filler cap and dip stick. By removing these the oil will drain faster into drain pan.


Locate the oil pan and drain plug. Place your oil drain pan under it.



Using your ratchet with 14mm socket remove the oil drain plug. Reposition your drain pan as necessary to catch all the oil. Check the copper crush washer on the drain plug and replace if necessary. If in good condition put the plug back on the vehicle after all the oil has drained.


Locate the oil filter. It is on the front of the block between the engine and radiator.



Place shop towels under the oil filter and on top of the splash guard. This will catch any oil that may drip onto the guard.


Unscrew the old oil filter until oil starts seeping oil. Reposition your drain pan to catch the oil. If the oil filter is too tight the filter cap can be used here.

Once this is done draining fully remove the old filter and pull out the shop towels. Take this time to use the clean portions of the shop towels to wipe down the oil filter area and the oil pan on the car.

Open your new oil filter and compare it to the old. Make sure they are similar. Now coat the rubber seal of the new filter with fresh oil.


Install the new oil filter by just screwing it on. Screw until the rubber seal mates up with the engine and then an addition 2/3 turn. The oil filter does not need to be super tight and should not be over tightened. Over tightening can damage the seal and cause an oil leak.

Fill the engine with 3-1/2 quarts (HR16DE) or 4-7/8 quarts (MR18DE) of fresh oil.


Start the car and let it come up to operating temperature. Drive off the ramps or lower the car off the jack stands and check for any unusual sounds or leaks by looking down onto the filter and underneath the car.



Shut the engine off and wait 10 minutes for the oil to fully drain into the oil pan. Now check the oil level via the dip stick.


Clean up your tools by wiping with shop towels. Then pour all used oil into a proper container to bring in for recycling. Stuff some shop towels down into the old oil filter and wrap in a plastic bag.


Note* all pics from a 2009 1.6l Versa so it may differ from your vehicle.
 

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Part numbers

drain plug
  • 11128-01M0B (1.6/1.8)
drain plug washer
  • 11026-01M02 (1.6/1.8)
lower oil pan
  • 11110-eD010 (1.6)
  • 11110-ET010 (1.8)
oil pan gasket
  • 999MP-A7007 liquid RTV(1.6/1.8)
gauge-oil level (dip stick)
  • 11140-ED000 (1.6)
  • 11140-EM30A (1.8)
oil filler cap
  • 15255-1P110 1.6
  • 15255-9N00A1.8
oil filters
  • OEM 15208-65F0C (1.6/1.8)
  • Fram PH6607, Tough Gaurd TG6607, Dura Gaurd DG6607
  • Bosch 3300
  • Wix 51365
  • Supertech 6607 (short), 7317 (long)
  • Mobil M1-108
  • K&N HP-1008
  • Valuecraft V6607
  • STP 6607
  • Motorcraft FL816
  • Purolator L14612, PureOne PL14612
  • Napa Pro Select SFI 21365, Gold FIL 1365
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engine oil more info on this can be found here under API service classes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_oil

class I & II

class III

class IIII

*all OEM part numbers verified online using trademotion site www.everythingnissan.com all other numbers various sites. End user should verify part numbers prior to using them.
 

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after reading this thread http://www.nissanversaforums.com/general-versa-discussion/2828-oil-filter-changed-topside.html awhile back I have tried this method the last few oil changes. I do agree this is an even easier way to gain access to the oil filter. Kudo's to that person and anyone else who suggested removing the overflow tank.

The tank is just clicked into place so it literally takes 2 seconds to remove and 2 seconds to put back in. With it out of the way it grants full access to the oil filter from the top.
 
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