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For more complete instruction, view robj80's DIY for 1.6L motor. Props!
Don't elevate without jack stands for safety!

Crush washer in good shape.


Filter located on front side of engine block.
Previous 6607 filter here, plenty of room for longer 7317:


Bought filter wrench today. Bent plastic out of way to use wrench.
Took a little wiggling to tighten the wrench and loosen the filter.


Some drippage after filter removal. Be prepared!
Can see threads well enough to install new one.


Comparing 7317
to 6607 filter


Some room to hand-tighten, but not much!


Wrenching on new filter: do NOT overtighten!
I wouldn't bother with wrench if I had Fram with grippy end.


Ahhhh, golden goodness...
Is the drain plug back in?

Got every drop, about 3.5L


Drain and dispose, DIY depot


Circulating new oil, cleaning injectors, scrubbing valve seats...
Don't try this at home:hand:
And there ya go!:driving:​
 

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Whats your interval? Ive been doing the free oil changes at the dealer every 6000kms. I have 1 more to go, then im going synthetic. Oh and I put magnets on the filter as well, those small "rare earth" super magnetic ones.
 

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Parkway Nissan (new dealership here) has the oil changes for $26.95 now as a special. I might take the car there in the winter when it's too cold to work outside.

Have you gone there yet 08V (for maintenance or visit)? Only dealership I have ever gone to with the Versa is Plaza ... but they charge too much for labour up here !
 

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Interval was abt 6000km with mechanic. Now drivetrain warranty done [almost] and switching to DIY full synthetic every 10000km [same as last car-sentra 1.8L].
Haven't been to Parkway Nissan yet, nor Plaza, nor Burlington.
Got the synth oil on sale $19 for 4.4L [bought 4 jugs], filter $6.xx.
Must get ABS recall done!
I've always wondered about a magnet. How's it workin for ya?
 

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I put full synthetic in mine last oil change, I've put about 3500 miles on it in a month since the change. The oil looks pretty dang clean.
 

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Yes get your ABS recall work done. You want to make sure the ABS is in fine shape for the winter!


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Very nice! Thanks for the pics. I will have to double check my oil filter change thread to see if I included the longer filters. If I didn't I will add them in.
 

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NOTE! 3.5L of oil was not quite enough! Topped up to about 4L, perhaps one gallon. Careful! 08v
 

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Nice write up. Got the same tool to take those oil filters off. I change my oil around every 5000km. I find the oil pretty dirty at 5000km
 

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Nice write up. Got the same tool to take those oil filters off. I change my oil around every 5000km. I find the oil pretty dirty at 5000km
After second change w full synthetic, stays cleaner much longer. I go 10000km or more. Had same phenomenon w sentra:thumb2:
 

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Great write up. your work could have been less messy if only you had removed the plastic shield. It involves removing 4 or 5 10mm screws and 2 plastic clips that hold the rear part of the plastic shield. Once you removed the shiled you have better access to the oil filter. I like to take an old rag and clean the lip that is just under the oil filter to avoid gunk build up around the oil filter.
 

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I wish i could live without the plastic shield, but i gotta keep the belts free of rain and slush:(
 

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I wish i could live without the plastic shield, but i gotta keep the belts free of rain and slush:(
cut a notch or a flap. The shield really isn't in my way at all. I guess it would be a little easier if it wasn't there. Maybe I have small arms and hands?
 

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We've use the same filters on GL1800. GoldWings. I sure wish Walmart still sold the SuperTechs. They were very good filters and very inexpensive. Many of the GoldWing guys use the Purolator now.
 

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For more complete instruction, view robj80's DIY for 1.6L motor. Props!
Don't elevate without jack stands for safety!

Crush washer in good shape.


Filter located on front side of engine block.
Previous 6607 filter here, plenty of room for longer 7317:


Bought filter wrench today. Bent plastic out of way to use wrench.
Took a little wiggling to tighten the wrench and loosen the filter.


Some drippage after filter removal. Be prepared!
Can see threads well enough to install new one.


Comparing 7317
to 6607 filter


Some room to hand-tighten, but not much!


Wrenching on new filter: do NOT overtighten!
I wouldn't bother with wrench if I had Fram with grippy end.


Ahhhh, golden goodness...
Is the drain plug back in?

Got every drop, about 3.5L


Drain and dispose, DIY depot


Circulating new oil, cleaning injectors, scrubbing valve seats...
Don't try this at home:hand:
And there ya go!:driving:​


Thanks for the details

I read on a thread here on the forum on how to remove the oil filter from the top without removing the cowling from under the 1.8 MR engine.

It works just fine...

Unclip the radiator overflow canister. You do not have to take the hose off.
Reach down, with a socket wrench and oil filter socket.

Just make sure you have a larger pan under the car to catch the oil dripping down from the block and cowling.

Reinstall hand tighten the oil filter and wipe up any oil on the cowling and oil pan with a rag.

I just don't like to remove the under carriage cowling to change the oil filter.

VV​
 

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Go-pedal right to the mat. Electronically limited not to cross redline.
Ironically, I'm on an mpg kick this week, so no redlines today:D
I did have to add half litre of oil this morning, 4000km after last change, 6000km till next, now at 194000km
 
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